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Patrol Officer John E. Reeve | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrol Officer

John E. Reeve

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, September 9, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 1536

Cause: Automobile accident

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Officer John Reeve was killed when his patrol car struck a pole as he responded to a burglary alarm.

Officer Reeve had served with the agency for 4 years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.

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Hi Dear John, It is amazing how many people have written since you passed over the threshhold. Mum And Dad, your Aunty Erna and Uncle Albert, were so proud of you and your work you had chosen to follow. They showed all their pictures of you, especialyl to my son Benny, who was totally enthralled. They brought him a policeman's cap and shirt from you all in the US. And He loved to play policeman and wanted to become one, just ike his great cousin. We were devastated at the bad news. Mum and Dad could not believe it. I never met you or your family, except your Dad, Uncle Norman. He and my Dad shared so many mannerisms and expressions even after so many years apart. It was uncanny. It's Family, Mum and Dad used to keep your side of the family over the Atlantic alive to us with their films and stories. They loved to visit yous. Mum and Dad have now also passed over and I would like to believe you are all still connected. The Reeve Clan so to speak, big hearted people. It's hackney but they say blood is thicker than water. Our Nanny, your Dad's Mum once said to me: A Mum's apron strings are made of elastic. Your children may wander the world over but you always remain connected. We were talking about your Dad. You were aleas very alive for me and little Ben, then. I miss you very much this day for a reason I cannot explain and cannot believe how much time has passed and how many of the Reeve Clan are now up there with you. Have a big family hug. We remember you well.
Your Cuz Patsi in Germany

Patricia Reeve-De Becker
cousin
May 13, 2016

 

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