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Patrolman Justin Cain | LaGrange Police Department, Georgia LaGrange Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman

Justin Cain

LaGrange Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, July 23, 2000
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Reflections for Patrolman Justin Cain

 

Justin was a great soldier and even better friend. I served with him in the 437th MP Co. We were in different platoons, but managed to stay close while we were there. I still have one of his flannel shirts he loaned me one night to this day and I will hand it down to my son one day too.

I miss you Justin...love you brother!

SGT Brian Parrish
US Army
October 31, 2017

Well, year 17 is here. It amazes me every year that it's been 1, 4, 6, 10, or 17 years! It never seems that it's been more than a day, week, or month. But then I remember how old I am. I'll be 38 this year...I've seen about 13 years more of life than you were able to. That's what gets me the most. My big brother that hasn't been with us for 17 years now. But you're with me everyday by your bracelet that I never leave the house without and the thoughts of you throughout each day. Mom & Dad are okay, though they miss you every second of the day. I know you've got them on your watch now, but know I'm here to help. I told Mom tonight that we had The Smiths blaring all day and it made it a little easier...you're NEVER forgotten. Love, your little ( and only ,) sister, Eli

Eli
Proud Sister
July 23, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of this today. Justin was always full of smiles and such a positive attitude. I don't think I can recall a time when he wasn't ready to take on anything. The world has lost a hero. Rest in peace brother.

Troy White
437th Military Police Company
February 28, 2016

I served with Justin at Ft Belvoir. I just found out today of his death 16 years ago. He was an awesome troop but an even better person. I thought of him often over the years and I had no idea of this tragedy.

RIP Brother

The good die young
February 28, 2016

As this ugly anniversary arrives again, our hearts are still broken, our memories of you still vivid and our never ending love for you still acute. We miss and cry for you Justin.
Love -

Cindy Cain
Mom, Dad and your sister Elizabeth
July 20, 2015

We love and miss you no less as time goes by. We honor you and others with the respect and gratitude law enforcement officers deserve. Love forever.

Cindy Cain
Mom, Dad and Elizabeth
May 6, 2014

Dear Justin,

I wanted to stop by and say thank you for serving our nation. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten for all you gave.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

Tammy Persin
November 11, 2012

Justin,

Just wanted to pop in and say that you will not be forgotten. Also, my first daughter was born on July 23,2010.

RIP

Jason Caissie (Justin's battle buddy in Basic Training. Served under his dad. Went to K9 school together).

SGT Jason Caissie
Battle-buddy
June 10, 2012

Dear Justin,
I wanted to take the time and thank you for making our world a better place and the sacrifice that you made for us all in giving your all. We are remembering you and your family as well as all the others during this Police Week. You will never be forgotten and may God continue to give your family strength to face each new day.

Tammy Persin
Mother of fallen Military police officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

Tammy Persin
May 15, 2012

May 10th, 2012 - During this important week, memories flood our minds of all the surreal events that led to these writings. Amazingly - 12 years ago, we moved through the events in Washington DC, to honor you and others and to give the survivors the support and love we needed at that time.

Looking back on that week we are overcome with feelings of gratitude and love for the National Police Memorial and for our COPS chapters throughout the country. God love everyone that make those organizations what they are, life lines for the survivors to go on and to know we aren't alone in our struggles.

We love you Justin

Mom, Dad and Elizabeth
May 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cain. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 1, 2012

Dear Justin,
I wanted to let you know you will never be forgotten and for all that you did and most of all laying down your own life for others. I cannot think of a more Honorable Way to give your life. It still doesn't change the hurt of the ones that were left behind and your family but knowing the type of man you were and the heart you had seems to help. Your life was cut so short but you made a big difference in what time you were on this earth. Time moves on for others but for the family and friends left behind time stands still. Cindy I want to thank you so very much for your kind words on my son's page. We may have never met but we know what our mothers heart feels like without our son's. I'm sure you still question the why's and what if's as I do and they are always on our minds. We have a lot in common and as I always say the family gets the life sentence. Just as you do I do not understand the why's and why our son's? They had so much life so young and yet so much to give. I still trust God that He knows best no matter what I think. I still believe there is a reason for everything even though I don't understand what that could be. I remember the day Brian was killed that God gave me John 14:27 and every time I start to get down that chapter and verse always comes back to my memory and helps me to carry on. We keep Brian's memory alive every day and we still get him a Birthday cake every year because as we see it he is still alive in heaven . He is just waiting on us in our future. From the time he took his last breath on this earth his next breath was a new breath in Heaven. These pages do help to ease the pain in knowing that someone really does know how you feel and what you go through just to make it through each day. Again thank you and we will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Tammy Persin
Mother Of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

Tammy Persin
August 20, 2011

I want to thank your Mom for stopping at my son Michael's page and leaving a short note. I hear other bereaved parents say that as time goes on that the process gets a little easier. It has been over 7 years for me and it seems like it has gotten harder rather than easier. There is never a day that goes by that one of your loved ones doesn't think of you and they will keep your memory alive for as long as they walk this earth. Keep watching over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal." From a Headstone in Ireland

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
August 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Like your mom, I share her anquish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. I hold her in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 24, 2010

10 years...but it was yesterday. I write this with the same catch of my breath and tears clouding my sight as
always. There is no difference from "that day" to this
day. If anything, the pain is even more acute in thinking
of you Justin. The void is immense. We keep you alive,
with our talks of you, our memories of long ago antics,
wonderful humor and kind spirit. We keep you alive with the unchanging love for you in our hearts. You're with us every second of every day until we breathe our last breath. We miss you so much, precious son.

Mom
July 19, 2010

It will soon be a decade that has passed since you were called away from duty. I know that those that love you have not forgotten you nor will that ever be the case. They carry your loving memories in their hearts and will continue to do so for as long as they walk this earth. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and close friends. I leave this quote for your Mom as I know she will understand:

"The sense of loss does not diminish with time. In
truth, the expression, 'time heals all wounds' is a
myth. For parents, the loss of a child is permanent,
and mental scar tissue really does not grow over the
grim memory. Rather, all tears are expended and a
dull ache remains." Author Unknown

You have not been forgotten. Also, my son was an Airborne MP.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
July 16, 2010

Wow, I have been searching for my good friend, Justin, for a few years now. I looked on Myspace and facebook and so forth. I did not expect to see him here. Justin was my battle buddy in basic training. We also went to K9 school together at Lackland AFB. Also, his dad was my Col. for a few months at Ft. Benning. He was a super good guy and I owe a lot to him.

Jason Caissie
He was my battle buddy in Basic Training and a good friend
July 2, 2009

Officer Cain,
You have not been forgotten and your family and friends are still in our prayers. Thank you for your service!

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
Pfc Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

Anonymous
April 29, 2009

I was just sitting at work today and had thoughts of you and how you worked that security job at Mansour's. I was still in college at the time and working next door at G Mansour's. I remember how we used to talk about how much you enjoyed being a police officer and how much I was looking forward to it. I remember we were supposed to hang out that weekend. Even with the short time that we knew each other, I remember your great character. You will not be forgotten my friend.

Jeff Rountree Ex-Detective
LaGrange Police Dept
February 26, 2008

I worked with Justin up until his death. I helped investigate the accident. Justin was a great officer and a good man. I sit here, on January 1, 2008, and for some reason, I thought of you. I now work with a friend of yours, Lane Johnson. He and I often talk about you. You meant a lot to both of us. Your accident was a shock to me. No one at the LaGrange P.D. could believe it. I just want you to know that even though it's almost eight years after your end of watch, your friends still think about you fondly. I still miss you, Justin.

Officer Dan Formato
Cobb County Police Department
January 1, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 27, 2007

Patrolman Cain,
We are remembering you today, seven years since the anniversary of your EOW. Thank you for serving with a passion and committment that so few can actually do.

You will never be forgotten.

Pennsylvania citizen
July 24, 2007

Your accident happened on my birthday. It's your young
age that makes me the saddest. You were well respected in your career and it's sad it was cut short.
Time has not diminished your sacrifice.

"Blessed are the poor in spirit
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
"Blessed are those who mourn
for they will be comforted."
"Blessed are the meek
for they will inherit the earth."
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
for they will be filled."
"Blessed are the merciful
for they will be shown mercy."
"Blessed are the pure in heart
for they will see God."
"Blessed are the peacemakers
for they will be called Sons of God."
"Blessed are those who are
presecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kindgdom of Heaven.

Lynn Kole
Washington State


July 23, 2007

Officer Cain, Just letting you know that you have not been forgotten and thank you for the Sacrifice you gave.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason
8/9/2000


July 9, 2007

So young, so very young.Rest in Peace.


June 14, 2007

 
 

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