Riverside Police Department

Safe In His Arms Memorial

Safe In His Arms - Presented by Riverside Police Officers Association, dedicated to all peace officers who cope with the day to day rigors of their chose profession, and honoring those within the County of Riverside who gave their lives in the service and protection of your community, lest we forget, our idebtedness to them.  May 13, 1983Located in front of the Riverside Police Department's Orange Street station, the "Safe In His Arms" memorial depicts a Riverside police officer caring for a small child.  The memorial lists the names of all the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in Riverside County.

Erected in May of 1983, the memorial is "dedicated to all Peace Officers who cope with the day to day rigors of their chosen profession, and honoring those within the county of Riverside who gave their lives in the service and protection of your community, lest we forget, our indebtedness to them..."

Riverside Police Department Roll of Honor

John Baird December 15, 1912
  Del McIntyre July 14, 1917
  Clinton L. "Tex" Burtner   December 4, 1938
Edward Bertino February 4, 1940
Arthur Simpson March 5, 1944
  Paul Teel   April 2, 1971
Leonard Christiansen April 2, 1971
  William Prettyman   December 12, 1973
  Larry Walters   November 13, 1974
  Phillip Trust   May 13, 1982
  Dennis Doty   May 13, 1982
  Gary Cavender   July 30, 1993
  Claire Connelly   July 11, 1998
  Charles Doug Jacobs III   January 13, 2001
  Ryan Bonaminio   November 7, 2010
  Michael Crain   February 7, 2013



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