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John and I graduated from the Arkansas Police Academy (ALETA) in !975. He and I were Police Officers for the Department of Public Safety with the University of Arkansas prior to his having joined the Springdale Police Department. It is so satisfying to have found this web page that offers me an opportunity to offer my regards, in writing, for John Tilman Hussey. John was an unabashed Christian, he was seen as a devoted husband to his wife, who later became a Police Officer herself. He was a Black Belt in Karate, he didn't smoke, cuss, drink, nor gossip. He was loyal to his friends and colleagues. He was fearless. I never understood why someone like John would meet the kind of fate that he did. After more than 30 years in Law Enforcement and Corrections, it still escapes my sense of fairness where a life like John Hussey's was taken when he could have become a poster model for other young men and women to pattern their lives by. I spent many moments in John's company and truly enjoyed that loud cackle of a laugh he had. He was so alive. He was comfortable with who he was. He was younger than I was but yet he had a way of inspiring me to expect more of myself in the ways of becoming a better human being. I am, today, a better human beng for have known, and worked with John Tillman Hussey. He was my friend.
Semon Thompson - Criminal Investigator
Department of Public Safety
February 13, 2014