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Erv Romans, 43, an Oakland, Calif., police sergeant was shot to death in the line of duty Saturday.

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Published in Inside Bay Area from Mar. 21 to Mar. 26, 2009.
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March 21, 2012
Three years today. We remember. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. We hold your family in our prayers, especially your son serving in Afghanistan.
Tania Hanson-De Young
April 28, 2010
I cant believe this...Sgt Romans was my Senior DI and I have always remembered his teachings and leadership. I try to look him up today and find this. I cant thank him enough for making the Marine I am today and my deepest sympothy goes to his family.
GySgt Cory Carter
December 16, 2009
Love and miss you Bro. Erv. We really miss you at family dinners. You and I would control the kitchen.. You MEAT eater you. Your special gift to us was to do what we couldn't, Battle the enemy everyday & night. May that gift remain to the few who serve in BLUE!
In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Gary Brown
November 30, 2009
To a great Marine, and a great American. Semper Fidelis.

Mark Davis
GySgt, USMC (Ret.) (MAG-42)
Mark Davis
August 7, 2009
Francis Moynihan
April 28, 2009
Erv, You are gone but not forgotten brother. You live on in our hearts and memories. Semper Fidelis. Major James Griffiths, USMC Alameda, CA circa 84/85
James Griffiths
April 27, 2009
Erv was a person who never gave up on himself or those he loved, may his soul help guide and protect those in life that mean so much to him.
Frank Coffin Jr
April 10, 2009
Words can never express the thanks we feel for hero's such as Erv. I pray every day that God will bless and protect police officers. May you rest in the knowledge that Erv Romans will never be forgotten.
Dan Crane
April 5, 2009
My daughter served under Sgt. Romans and her stories of his laughter, his kindess and his inspiration to be the best officer she can be will always be a part of her. I am so sorry for your loss.
Karen Rogers
April 5, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers to the Romans family
Doherty's
April 5, 2009
the country mourns this senseless loss.
Gregory McDaniel
April 4, 2009
Our deepest condolences to Chet Romans and family,Erv Roman's and family.
Pat and Jean Olson
April 4, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lots of love, and prayers. Candi, Rose, Jeff, Margaret and Lucy Anderson
Candi Anderson
April 3, 2009
REST !!!! MY FALLEN BROTHER
Rest now my fallen brother
Lay soft your suffering back
Rest well and forever
Your memory shall not lack
Rest your tired hands
Wipe clean your weary brow
Rest with St. Florian
Your spirit now endowed
Rest here your breaking heart
We know you gave your all
Rest easy, you’ve done your part
You’ve answered your last call
Rest knowing that in god we sought
Oh Lord, watch over another who just fell
Rest assured your troubled thought
As we ring the final bell.
Brendalyn Gardner
April 3, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jay & Layla Saari
April 3, 2009
God Bless You and yours Sgt. Erv Romans. You were taken too soon!! My condolences to those you have left behind.
Maria Soderman
April 2, 2009
I will be praying God will watch over the family in this difficult time. We have too few who stand for right and justice in this country. We cannot afford to loose any. Thank you for the service and dedication to duty. Some gave some and some gave all.I greive with you.
Robert Raisanen
April 2, 2009
Erv as a you pup
Joe DeMarco
April 2, 2009
Erv and family,
I love you and never got the opportunity to meet or know you. As the days go on....I wish Chris, you , Nikki and I would have spent time together! You were one of the most unforgettable mentors to your friends and partners from OPD. Nothing but respect and love from the Moreno's. Oh...how you have a huge place in our hearts and lives forever Erv. Your family at the OPD. Your place will never be taken but always remembered and honored.
Sharla Moreno
April 1, 2009
Sgt. Erv Romans, your life was taken to soon. My heart beats sadly for your wife and children. I am the wife of law enforcement and daugther of a retired SFPD officer. May God protect and watch over your family. You had a very difficult job which you loved. You are a true hero. I am sure you stand proud with your fallen brothers today. God Bless You.
M V
April 1, 2009
On behalf of the Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department, our sincere condolences to our brother firefighter Chet and the entire Romans family in the untimely and tragic death of Erv. It is an honor for us to be a small part of the ceremony welcoming Erv back home.
Chief Ken Jacobson
April 1, 2009
Hey R2, Semper Fi, Bro. If the Army or the Navy ever looks on Heaven's scenes, they will find the streets are gaurded by United States Marines. One more gaurd at the gate. God Bless you, brother!
Frank Beverly
April 1, 2009
Dear Mrs. Romans and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult period. Sgt. Roman's is a hero and we honor his service. Please find strength in knowing that so many people care.
Bill, Zaida & Jonathan McCunney
April 1, 2009
Mrs. Romans and family,

Our hearts go out to you and your family for your tremendous loss. Your family is in our daily prayers. We pray that God is holding you close and providing love and comfort to you during this time. God bless you.

Brian and Becky Richards, Lincoln, CA
Former U.C. Berkeley PD and Alameda PD Officer
April 1, 2009
To the Romans Family and Friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service. God Bless you all!
Rozalia Varga
April 1, 2009
Sgt. Romans and family, God Bless you in these difficult times. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
Troy Woodwyk
March 31, 2009
I didn't know who Erv Romans was until today. I was honored to be on flight NW130 from Minneapolis, MN to Duluth, MN with Erv on one of his last legs going HOME. Thanks for your service.
Sharon Bates
March 31, 2009
Erv Romans Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike & Anna Collins
Mike Collins
March 31, 2009
To the Romans Family: Erv was one of a kind, so professional and focused. When you got a hello and smile from him it was very special. He will be deeply missed at OPD, but always remembered.
Patricia Maiers
March 30, 2009
Thank you for your service. God bless Erv ROMANS and his family.
J M
March 30, 2009
Sgt Roman,
Our family thanks you for your service. To your family, we cry with you. May wonderful memories soften your sorrow.
The French Family
Tania French
March 30, 2009
We as survivors feel your pain. Please know that C.O.P.S., the 100 club and all of us are here to support and help any way we can. I know how proud and sad it is to lose so much. Merl&Chari Harrolle
March 30, 2009
To the Erv Romans Family,
May he rest in peace. And may God grant you the strength to Love each day with the Love as if Erv had never left. Keep his memories close.
C.K
Denver Co.
March 30, 2009
Sgt Romans,
you still affect my leadership style as a leader of Marines. Semper Fi brother and thanks for your sacrifice. See ya again someday!
Patrick Manchego
March 30, 2009
Fellow Brother, May God Bless you for your sacrafice and Bless your family through this difficult, until you reunite in Heaven.

God Bless.
JD Sanchez
March 30, 2009
May his soul be bound up in the bond of life.
109 Forever
March 30, 2009
What a loss. I drove home the day I heard about RII thinking about the times we had at MAG42. He and Steve were always up to some scheme, plan or plot. Fond memories...
Karen Dorcey
March 30, 2009
God Bless you and your family. God has another hero looking out for fellow law enforcement officers. Thank you for your service to your country and to the citizen's of Oakland.
Linda Hughes
March 30, 2009
You are greatly missed. I remember serving with you at MAG-42. You went on to serve you country even further. Semper Fi.
K Justice
March 29, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Romans. May your loving memories of him sustain you at this most difficult time. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.
J Jans
March 29, 2009
God bless you Erv,RIP!. You are my hero!. You save this city of Oakland and you make Oakland a safer place!.
Kathy Wood
March 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
marta depierris
March 29, 2009
I looked up to you a lot. I observed you over the years and saw how squared away you were. I wanted to be more like you. No wonder, for you were a former USMC D.I. It's so painful to see you go, I will miss your command presence, awesome personality and good sense of humor. SEMPER FIDELIS.......
ken kim
March 29, 2009
God bless you Erv. RIP
March 29, 2009
There are no words to express my sorrow for your family. Gods Blessings on your family always. Thank you for your sacrifice
Lee Ann Johnson
March 29, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the Romans Family.
May his memories comfort you forever.
God Bless.
Sabrina Milteer
March 29, 2009
Our sincere sympathy for the Romans family, enternal peace Erv
Elma Hallberg
March 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
RODEL GUAN
March 29, 2009
As a retired police officer, my family and I are so sorry for your loss. May God keep you and protect you forever.
Lee Mayer
March 29, 2009
This may be a time of grief and sorrow, but know that there will forever be an Angel watching over you and your family...this Angel is Officer Romans. Please accept my condolences to you and your family.

Paula Do, San Francisco, CA
March 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go with you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will pray for you.

Sincerely
Bonnie Cunha
Bonnie Cunha
March 29, 2009
I am thankful to God for Erv Romans and the service he gave to the city and citizens of Oakland. May you find comfort and peace in God's arms.
Gwen Bradford
March 29, 2009
my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.
darlene lee
March 29, 2009
My deepest condolences to P/O Romans's family and fellow officers. You are all in my family's prayers. P/O Roman along with all of the men and women that put the badge on everyday are heros.
Matthew Butler
March 29, 2009
What an inspiration you are to me now. After reading all these entries I can only aspire to be someone like you. What an honorable life you lead. I will always think of you and how many people you have made an impression on. I want to live a life like you. Thank you.
March 29, 2009
Thank you Erv Romans for your service to us all.May God comfort you and your grieving family and give you all peace.We really do love you you know. Greater love hath no man then that of one who lays down his life for someone or something bigger then himself and that you did.
William Hicks Hicks
March 29, 2009
God bless those who serve and their families.
March 29, 2009
I am thankful that my brothers Ofc. Gary Self (former OPD now Alameda) and Ofc.David Ellis has four guardian angels to look out for them Thank you that Erv has become one of His Blue Angels
Sherri Harris
March 29, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
JOY PINEDA
March 29, 2009
March 28, 2009

Your service in protection of your fellow man will be rewarded in heaven. Your fellow officers will continue to follow in your footsteps and your family
will be watched over forever.
Marie Johnson
March 29, 2009
Thank you for your brave service to us- the citizens of Oakland. There is a thin line between chaos and calm in our city, thank you for holding that line-RIP.
Gene Paletta
March 29, 2009
Semper Fi
Rest in Peace Marine
Jim Kerr
March 28, 2009
God bless you Marine! Thank You for everything that you have done.
I'll pray for you and yours every chance that I get. Thank You!
SEMPER FI
E 2/5 1st Mar Div
Karl
Karl Nordgren
March 28, 2009
Thank you and God Bless you.
family Cosgrove
March 28, 2009
Officer Romans, thank you for your sacrifice. To all law enforcement, first responders, military personnel, I am grateful for your service and willingness to offer yourself for my and my family's safety. With deepest thanks.
Jon Tripp
March 28, 2009
To the family and loved ones of Officer Erv Romans there are no words that anyone can say that would make you feel better at this time. But know that the Lord has a lot of words that can heal your hearts. So please turn to him in your hour of need.
Brenda Bolden
March 28, 2009
May God Bless you and your family in this time of need. A former Police Officer
Dudley Havens
March 28, 2009
We are very sorry for your loss. Although we are all the way across our country we all wish we could have been there to help our brother Officers. We will think of them at every stop. Rest in peace.
Lowell Mass P.D.
Lowell P.D.
March 28, 2009
May God Bless and bring solace to the families of these brave and faithful Officers.
Semper Fidelis
S.E.Richmond
LtCol USMCR(RET)
Steve Richmond
March 28, 2009
My heart goes out to you and your family. Words can't express the sadness I feel. My family and I are forever grateful for your sacrifice along with your 3 fellow brothers in arms. May you rest in peace, and may your family find the strength they need to get through this horrible tragedy.
Lisa Gialdini
March 28, 2009
The speakers at your service reflected on the person who cared for others. In as much that our family did not know you, however you are a family of law enforcement and our sons being law enforcement are part of your extended family. We pray for your family and friends that God will give them the strength to cope with heartfelt loss of you.
Mickie Luna
March 28, 2009
May God bless you now that you are home with him. May he take care of you, as you watch over your families. Know that we are praying for everyone of your families, and the officer who was wounded. Thank God for people, police like you in the world. You protected us & helped to keep us safe.
E V
March 28, 2009
Rest in Peace brother...We will hold hold the line.
P Daly
March 28, 2009
Our deepest Condolences. I was surprised to learn Irv was from Ironwood, MI. Diane and I are from Chassell and have lived in Oakland 45 years. Attend same church as Capt. Figueroa.
Paul & Diane Makela
March 28, 2009
Thank you Erv for performing your duty without hesitation.
Damian Brown
March 28, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sharon Jacobucci
March 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family at home and on the OPD. You are a hero in my eyes and the eyes of so many.
Raquel Dean
March 28, 2009
My thoughts and Prayers are with your family and always will be. I am sorry your life here on earth ended so tragically, but God have more beautiful place prepared for you. You are blessed my brother.
Barbara and Byron Bryant
March 28, 2009
One heart of gold stopped beating,
Your beautiful eyes closed to rest..
God broke our hearts to prove,
He only takes the best.
You will be in the hearts and memories of everyone who had the opportunity as I did to get to know you, along with strangers who wish they had known you too.
Your children can be proud that they had a GREAT Dad like you not many children are blessed with that.
Your memory is one that will be honored and the impact you made in this world is why the Lord has placed you to sit next to him for all eternity.
Bless you Erv we will all see you again one day until then we will always remember your bravy and how blessed you were in life as you are now in death.
Betty & Ed Elder
March 28, 2009
May God Bless each & every one of You all...
Alexandria, LA Police Department
Lieutenant Alan E McBride #276
March 28, 2009
Over 21,000 people there for you...
In spirit, the number of us cannot be counted. We were all there for you as well, as you always were for us.

Bless you and all the men and women in blue.

My heart hurts.


(father ret'd SFPD)
Teri Kalafate
March 28, 2009
The world grieves. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless the family and friends
carol
March 28, 2009
I was an Oakland resident for many years and am the son and grandson of police officers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and department at this most difficult time
Bernard Johnson
March 28, 2009
Sgt. Romans may you forever rest in peace for your hard work and endless dedication to the city of Oakland. You will never be forgotten and always remembered for your courage and brave work in law enforcement by both the people you helped and your brothers and sisters of law enforcement. My deepest sympathy is with your wife and children, God Bless.
Jaclyn Matthews
March 28, 2009
Rest easy brother. We'll carry the torch from here. You will not be forgotten.
Nick
March 28, 2009
We are a part of the grateful community whose lives are safer because you put yours on the line. Our prayers continue for your family.
Steve and Nancy Olsen
March 28, 2009
Erv,
What to say... Why unjust things happen in life is truly beyond me. People always say things happen for a reason but I can not fathom a reason for you and your brothers in blue to no longer be with us. I know I shouldn’t let my anger and sadness rule my day; I’m working on that but it will take some time; bear with me.

As I move forward in life, I will always remember you and your values as a United States Marine and an Oakland Police officer.

Semper Fi brother, you are deeply missed.

Rick Adams
USMC, MAG-42 NAS Alameda, CA
Rick Adams
March 28, 2009
Words cannot express the sadness that I have right now. I will continue to pray for comfort and peace for the family and friends of this brave hero
Loresia Ried
March 28, 2009
david payton
March 28, 2009
My cousin Captain Wally Rodgers at the Boston Police Department sends his regards as well as myself being a Security Officer for the State of California. God bless those who uphold the Law.
Nancy Chamberlain
March 28, 2009
Know of the prayers of the Catholic community in Oklahoma. May he rest in peace and may you find consolation. We are so sorry for your loss.
Fr. Goin
March 28, 2009
Policeman should be honored all the time and appreciated daily for their service to the nation!!!!!! They are the brave men and women we cant wait to see and hear, when fear lurks around. God Bless them and protect them!
March 28, 2009
Thank you for your brave and selfless service to our community, Erv. Our deepest sympathies go to your family.
Scott Quay
March 28, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Vicki Cole
March 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Vicki Cole
March 28, 2009
Officer Romans rest in peace. God blees you and your family.

( ex-Ca. officer )
Joe Casillas
March 28, 2009
With our deepest sympathies. words can not express how sad we feel for this family and friends of this brave man
Mark
March 28, 2009
What a loss. I am so sorry for the family and friends and colleagues of this young man. I wish them well as they contend with his absense.
March 28, 2009
What a loss. I am so sorry for the family and friends and colleagues of this young man. I wish them well as they contend with his absense.
Melissa
March 28, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to you & your family. Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made with having a loved one in Law Enforcement. May God bless you & comfort you.
Terry S
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