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Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm | Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

Patrol Officer

John Kevin Lamm

Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, January 1, 1998
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Reflections for Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm


Officer Kevin Lamm served in my department 18 years ago and I honor his service and ultimate sacrifice whenever I provide commentary on my weekly radio show and many other occasions.

I certainly echo what Kevin's mother stated elsewhere on this website about asking Chief Alvin Miller of Fairbanks (who also lost his life in Fairbanks in 1908) to serve as an "usher" for Kevin upon his entering Heaven. (Her words bring tears to my eyes.)

Officer Lamm, thank you for your service to our great city and the law enforcement profession!

Chief Randall Aragon

Chief of Police Randall Aragon
Fairbanks Police Department
May 25, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer John Kevin Lamm. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
January 2, 2016

Thinking of you today, not unlike yesterday or tomorrow, but we mark another year of you taken from us. And still no word or words convey the loss 18 years later. God I miss you.

Julia OBrien
Former Spouse
January 2, 2016

My husband, Alaska State Trooper, Scott Johnson was called out this day with the S.E.R.T team to respond. I immediately turned on the scanner to listen to the radio traffic. The team made entry and found Kevin and got him into the ambulance. All EMT's were assisting with Kevin and Scott had to drive the ambulance to the hospital. The visual images my husband Scott shared with me are vivid till this day. It was a huge reality check and deeply shook me as well as Scott. Little did I know that Scott too would be killed in the line of duty 16 years later. I won't ever forget Kevin.

Brandy Johnson
January 1, 2016

When I was 13 (1993) my friend & I were stealing food from Kmart. We were hungry. Officer Lamm responded. He took us to Burger King in the back of his patrol car & dropped us off at home. He treated us like humans. I never forgot that. Years later, working at FMH, I saw a plaque in his memory in the ER. I think about him often. That was over 20yrs ago & just one small encounter & I still remember his good nature & spirit.

Rebecca L.
November 18, 2015

Hey Kevin! I just watched this year's 27th annual Police Memorial from D.C.. As you know two names were added to the wall from Alaska. These losses home for me, as all in the line of duty deaths do. For reasons I cannot explain here one of these hit especially hard. I can say you contiue to enrich and bless my life from where ever it is you are, for that my friend I am eternally grateful. I hope Ive made you proud with the gift of time Ive been given. Love you. I'll be there at roll call as they read your name this Friday.

May 14, 2015

So many more officers have been added to this page. It really is unbelievable, the world we live in now. The war on cops is at an all time high and I must selfishly say, I'm glad I'm retired. God has a plan. One day we will all understand the why's. I miss you all the time Kev. You are never forgotten. Our blue lights stay on for all of the fallen, you in particular. Rest easy...can't wait to see you again!

Dena LeGros
Retired CCSO
January 2, 2015

You pulled me over to discuss an equiptment issue. It was my birthday. You wished me a happy birthday. Just a short time later you gave your life. I knew your father. Every year on that date I thank you and your family for the service and the sacrifice.

Michelle M.
January 2, 2015

Wow... 17 years. Where does the time go?
I remember that house, I remember falling on the floor when I saw the paper (that's how I first knew), Lacy had tears in her eyes as she handed it to me. We had just seen you not 12 hours earlier at the fire, smiling... and you were gone. Service at Lathrop, procession to the dam, I stood at the weigh scales lot and saluted as you and all of those honoring you passed by. Guns and Taps at the dam, hugs and handshakes... and we go on.

Now Scotty's up there with you, Gabe too. He was only 26 like you; he had a little one, too. Although your son was older when you died then Gabe's son was. It's been a LONG year for us but we still think of you and miss you.
Please keep watching over us as we go. Thanks brother.

Ofc. Alan Mitchell
Alaska DJJ
December 31, 2014

Sept 6th - sat. Kevin you would be 43 on this day
Oh my can it be almost 17 years since taken from us - I want to say happy birthday to you in person and see you unwrap presents again, but can't - all we can do from here is hope you somehow know you are missed so much and loved . Eternal rest grant Kevin oh Lord and may Your love and light surround him I pray

Frances Larie Minnery
your mom
September 5, 2014

I have had the honor to have worked with Kevin's father Lynn when we where police officers in the same agency in the mid 70's. I could not have had a better mentor and now having read this about Kevin, I must say while I feel great sadness for the Lamm family, I am not at all surprised by Kevin's actions on that fateful day for it hit me hard, having worked with his father, that the apple truly did not fall far from the tree. In fact, I am very proud of Kevin.

Auxiliary Officer Tom Mallen
Florence, Oregon Police Dept
August 29, 2014

You were not forgotten this easter my son,you were in my heart and there you will stay!! Love and miss you so very much. Mom xo

April 22, 2014

Happy birthday my friend. As always, you are in my thoughts.

Dena LeGros (Wilson)
September 7, 2013

Hey Uncle Kevin,
I am doing an essay at school on who I admire and why. I'm going to write about you, cause you are the definition of a hero. I was only two years old when you were killed, so I don't remember you that much, but from what everyone says about you, you were the greatest guy in the world. I wish that I could have been able to get to know you better, but I know you are in a better place, and watching over all of us down here.
RIP Uncle Kevin. You are loved and missed.

Janelle Lamm
April 10, 2013

Kevin, didn't forget you on the 1st of Jan, you were in all of our thoughts especially that day. 15 years ago, doesn't seem possible. You are missed so very much - hope you can see some of the good things that take place here, pray for us Kev.
May you RIP my son.

Frances Larie Lamm Minnery
January 14, 2013

Thank you for your service making fairbanks a safer place to live

James moblo
December 27, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 24, 2012

I went to school with Kevin and Craig in Cottage Grove Oregon. Our Fathers worked together at the police department and when you moved to Poulsbo, your father asked my father to come to work for him. I remember spending time with your family during the Holidays, in fact the last time I saw you was at a Christmas Party at my Dad's house. I would never get to see you again because of a tragic incident that would take such a nice young man away from his family and friends. I know that you are a hero, and a brave fearless man....you had to have been since you thought of your fellow officers and not yourself first. I am 43 now and i think of all the life you have missed. I only wish you could have been here too.....

Michelle Carpenter
Childhood Friend
October 22, 2012

Kevin, didn't forget you on your birthday (Sept. 6th) can't believe you would be 41, has it been that long since you left us so suddenly. Many kind thoughts have been shared about you and how much you are missed from family, friends and co-workers.
Pray for us down here and may you R.I.P.
with love

September 11, 2012

Thinking of you still, Kevin. And though time-years actually, has passed as seen in the dated postings your memory is still alive. I hope that during this time I have lived and continue to live a measure of gratitute that reflects your having once been a part of my life. You are truly missed today as much as the day you passed.

January 11, 2012

Kevin, New Years Day has just passed and the memory of that New Year Day in 1998 is so vivid in my mind and heart. You were taken from us so suddenly that evening and we were not prepared. So often I want to ask why, but no answers come, I don't know why, I just know that I miss you as do all those who knew and loved you. Pray for us down here my son.
Rest in Peace Kev!!!!!!

January 2, 2012


Days don't go by I don't think of you and the direction you gave me. It is so inspiring to see you have not been forgotten. You would be so proud of Elliot and Lindsey and their achievements. You still live in all of us - Hobbs

Officer Bruce Hobbs
September 27, 2011

Kevin, it is Easter and we will all be thinking of you and missing your being here with us, Love you so much!!!!
Pray for us down here
Love Mom XO

April 24, 2011

13 years today Kevin - I love you and miss you
You left us way to soon my son!!!we will never forget you
Love Mom

January 2, 2011

Can't believe it's been 13 years. Still missing you...

Dena LeGros (Wilson)
January 1, 2011


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