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Patrol Officer Justin Todd Wollam

Anchorage Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Monday, July 9, 2001

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Justin Todd Wollam

You are not forgotten, Justin. Your blue family still aches over your loss, and we remember and honor you. Rest In Peace my brother.

Lieutenant Nancy Reeder
Anchorage Police Department

July 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 17th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 9, 2018

We miss you Officer William. I used to work with you in the Municipality of Anchorage as a legal secretary for the Administrative Hearing Officer, Tim Middleton. I have gone by the Glenn Highway at a small gravesite your wife set up and I left an American Flag at the site. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace. April 4, 2018

Eva Herner
Municipality of Anchorage

April 4, 2018

Thinking of you!!!! We had some good times.

Senior Patrol Officer
Retired Anchorage Police.

March 30, 2018

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 9, 2017

My teacher Mr. Settle has asked me to do a report on a Fallen Officer. I chose the state of Alaska, and decided I would do it on you. Your tragic departure from a life of service tears me up inside. I plan on joining my local Sheriff's Department, and I will carry this experience with me for the rest of my life. May God bless you, and I will never forget you.
Thank you for your service.

Student Cole Tobin
Mission Hills High School

May 8, 2017

Justin, It's been 15 years since you were taken from us in that tragic incident. My thoughts and prayers are always for your family and friends. I trust God has given you an opportunity to know just how important you are to all of us. Thank you so very much for your dedicated service; you will forever be remembered as an outstanding APD Officer. Well done sir.

Deputy Chief Garry Gilliam
Anchorage Police Department

July 12, 2016


I never had the honor of meeting you before you went to be with the lord, but I had the privilege to work and become friends with you brother Russell for the past 13 years. I wanted to say that I truly appreciate your service and the ultimate sacrifice you mad protecting others. I have no doubt that you would be so proud of Russell and your family if you were still with with us. I have to rely on my faith to help me believe that you and others who have pasted continue to watch over your families from heaven.

In my mind I know you never ever be able to read what I have written, but if somehow the message gets to you then I really want you to know the following:
* Your brother Russell is and has been for as long as I have know him to be one of the few people that I have complete respect and consider as a friends. The world would be such a better place if there it had many more people with his qualities.

Again, thank you so much for the honorable service and the ultimate sacrifice you gave in the line of duty. You will always be remembered and honored along the others who have fallen in the line of duty and all of you are heroes to me.

God Bless You and Rest In Peace,

John Cardner
Friend of Justin's brother Russell for many years

John Cardner
Family Friend

July 9, 2016

Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday Dear Justin!!! Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Happy 43rd Birthday Justin! Always in my mind, forever in my heart! I love you and miss you so much! Dont worry. I will be calling your mom and checking on them today as well as posting on Facebook to her, Kristy, Kristen, and Russell. I think about you all the time. Just letting you know that you will never be forgotten by me.

Georgia Schaatt Smith
Justin Was My Best Friend In High School and Warrior Of His Memory.

May 16, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

Happy 42 Birthday Justin. I love and miss you. Not a day goes by that you aren't in my heart and on my mind. I pray for your mom and dad, Kristy, Kristin, and Russell. Stopped an officer tonight and told him that I appreciate what he does for us and then I tell him about you and that you're my hero. I love and miss you so much. Kristin graduated from high school and she would make you so proud of the woman she's become. This is going to be a short but sweet visit. But I just wanted you to know that you were on my mind and in my heart. I love you from here to all eternity. Thank you for being my best friend in High school. Happy 42 Birthday again.

Georgia Schaatt Smith
Justin was my High school best friend.

May 17, 2015

"The Final Inspection"The policeman stood and faced his God,Which must always come to pass.He hoped his shoes were shining.Just as brightly as his brass."Step forward now, policeman.How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek?To My church have you been true?"The policeman squared his shoulders and said,"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,Because those of us who carry badgescan't always be a saint.I've had to work most Sundays,and at times my talk was rough,and sometimes I've been violent,Because the streets are awfully tough.But I never took a penny,That wasn't mine to keep....Though I worked a lot of overtimeWhen the bills got just too steep.And I never passed a cry for help,Though at times I shook with fear.And sometimes, God forgive me,I've wept unmanly tears.I know I don't deserve a placeAmong the people here.They never wanted me aroundExcept to calm their fear.If you've a place for me here,Lord, It needn't be so grand.I never expected or had too much,But if you don't.....I'll understand.There was silence all around the throneWhere the saints had often trod.As the policeman waited quietly,For the judgment of his God."Step forward now, policeman,You've borne your burdens well.Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,You've done your time in hell

Everybody Loves Officer Justin Wollam.
People's lives that you touched.

July 9, 2014

13 years ago, you were taken from us. Not a day goes by that I don't think if you. Kristy, Kristin, your Mom and Dad, and Russell are always in my thoughts and prayers. You ought to know that by now. I still remember getting the e-mail from Victor saying about what happened. To this day I still grieve for you. I wonder what life is like in Heaven where you live. I wonder if you are playing football there or if you just kick back and relax. I haven't called your mom yet. I'm going to after I send this. I still stop and thank the police officers in your memory. I don't want anyone to ever forget you and the person you were here on earth. The wonderful friend that laughed and liked to joke around. The friend who was always there ready to dry the eyes from tears that had come. You always took care of me. I will never forget that our that you called me DT in the 7th grade. Lol That one I will not say weekday it means. Just know that I love you and think about you all the time. God Bless You and your family Always and forever and ever. You are missed.

Georgia Schaatt-Smith
Justin was my best friend in high school and growing up.

July 9, 2014

Hey Justin! Happy 41st Birthday! I still think of you all the time. I also still stop and tell any officers thank you for what they do for us and they were in mutt prayers as well. I feel like still have the void in my life and heart since you went to be with Jesus and all of our loved ones there in Heaven with you. You are going to think I'm crazy but I've gotten into piercings in my ears. I goto a tattoo parlor to have them done. I've got my left nostril, done as well. I have my traguses, industrials, anti-traguses, conch, and snugs done. I have 4 more spots in each ear that l want done, the daith, rooks, helix, and forward jellies done. I can see you shaking your head at me. I've got both Kristy and Kristin as friends on Facebook. You would be proud of the way she has grown up. She is so beautiful. I'm sorry that I've been slack with not keeping in touch with your parents and Russell. I love them more than I can say. I cursed I had better close now. I don't have much to say these days. I just had to, on this May 16th of 2014. Happy Birthday Justin!! I love and miss you yesterday, today, and forever. Danbury High School Class of 91!

Love you,

Georgia Schaatt-Smith
High School Best Friends Alumni Class Of 91.

May 16, 2014

You've touched our lives and made it so much of a better place to live. You were taken from us way too soon. We watched with tears them lowering you down at your burial site. You passed away taking part of each of us with you. We have since then watched your baby girl grow up into an amazing lady. We've tried our best to be there for your wife, daughter, mother, father, and brother. I hope we haven't let you down. I still stop and tell other officers thank you for what they do to keep us safe and that like you, they are my heros. You were taken home to live with Jesus on this, the 9th day of July, 2001. Your memory will never die! I love and miss you, Justin, please pray for me to be able to be united with you again. God bless you & May You Rest In Peace.

Georgia Schaatt Smith
High School Best Friends

July 9, 2013

Another anniversary........ Can't believe it's been 12 years. Kristin is in Danbury today. I'm sure your mom and dad appreciate her being there. Kristy is ready for her to come home. They are both pretty neat girls and are lucky to have one another. Kristin is going to be a Junior in HS this year!!! My goodness, she is growing up fast. She is really a good kid. Still can't get over the "you've got to be kidding me" feeling when she drives out to our place in her car. Yup, she's growing up. She'll be off to college before we know it. Of course, she couldn't ask for a better mom. Love them both with all our heart.
Love and miss you.

Charlie Cash

July 9, 2013

Heroes live forever, Officer Wollam, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Anchorage and the great State of Alaska.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 9, 2013

Today, May 16th, 2013, would have been your 40th Birthday. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I miss you so much. Its hard to believe that you have been in Heaven for 12 years now. The time has gone by so fast. I bet they are really partying in Heaven to celebrate your Birthday. I love and miss you. Don't worry about your mom & dad, out Kristy or Kristin. We are there for them all. Happy Birthday Justin, my best friend, please pray and ask God to make me worthy of Heaven, so I'll be up there with you when my time comes. I love you always anld forever. You are in my heart forever.hugggs Lest you never new forgotten. I still thank all officers and tell them about you. May You Never Be Forgotten!!!

Georgia Schaatt Smith
High School Best Friends

May 16, 2013

As a fellow police officer (Brazoria County Constable Pct 1 in Freeport, Texas) from Angleton, I remember this accident. Today, I am in cold Anchorage (on business) and wanted to go see the sub-station named in his honor. But I understand that it is not quite complete yet in Eagle River. I look forward to seeing it's completion during my next flight up here. Your not forgotten Sir!

Deputy Jo Giles
Brazoria County Constable, pct 1

March 1, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 18, 2012

I was there in Anchorage when this happened. I watched the service on T.V. Even though I no longer live there I still think about you often. I hope as time has gone on that you are doing ok. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Kathy Clark, California City, Ca

Kathy Clark

August 18, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I also lost my youngest police officer son to a drunk driver. I know what your loved ones feel every day for I walk in their shoes. I know they are keeping your memory alive by telling others about you and telling stories about you around the dinner table on holidays. They will never let you be forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. I'd like to end with the following:

No person is ever truly alone,
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still in our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,
By Richard Fife

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 9, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Wollam. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Anchorage and the great State of Alaska are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

July 9, 2012

Dear Justin. Today would have been your 39th Birthday. I think of you all the time. Not a single day goes by that you arent on my mind. Its hard to believe that its been 11 years now. I miss you and love you very much. I still stop the police officers and tell them about you and give them a hug and tell them thank you for what all they have done for you. I am sorry to say too that we had our 20th class reunion back in November 2011. It was really sad that you werent there. We all could feel the lack of your presence in out hearts. I hope that the balloons that we wrote on and released made it to Heaven. We even tied the black, gold, and green ribbon on your vase at your grave. I can imagine that Kristen is getting so big now and that she is very beautiful just like you and her mother Kristy. I try to think of stuff that I remember you by to tell her so she will know what kind of man her daddy was. I told JR. I dont know if you remember him or not but he went to school with us till the 9th grade about you. He sure was sorry and hated to hear of your passing. I remember so many things about you but the one I remember the most is when you would say. " I see the moon and the moon sees me, God made the moon and God made me" . You for sure is someone who cannot be duplicated. I wish you could see our 20th Class Reunion shirt. Ronnie printed them up and they look great, with a big photo of you in your officers uniform. Mrs Lemons, our 4th grade teacher, came down from Georgia for the reunion. Rebecca took us all on a tour of what the whole school looks like now. You would be shocked and amazed by it. Our little town isnt so little anymore. There is a Junior High that is two stories!! The Auditorium was so much smaller than I thought it was. All of the classrooms were different in the old middle school. Alot of them not having windows. I know if you seen them , you would be like, Holy smokes! ( putting it politely so that those reading this wouldnt think I had a potty mouth) LOL. Well anyways, The High School is still the same pretty much but they have a weight room inside the high school and the commons area is different as well as there is no more DECA taught in Danbury. The slab where Mrs. Jones painted the map of the USA isnt there anymore. I dont know where they moved the Band Hall to. Well, I guess I will let you go. I just wanted to wish the Bestest best friend a happy 39th Birthday. Remember, in a week it is your turn to wish me a Happy Birthday!.. LOL I love and miss you Justin. Happy 39th Birthday my friend.

Georgia Schaatt Smith
Best Friends In High School.

May 16, 2012


I wasn't a member of the APD family yet when you were taken from us, but I think of you often when I'm patrolling the highway. Much has changed since then but then again so much stays the same. I hope you can rest a bit easier knowing that the lessons we learned from your passing are directly keeping your brothers and sisters safer!

Tragically, we almost lost a sister in a similar crash last week. I know alot of people were thinking about you, and I know you had a hand in keeping her safe!

Patrol Officer
Anchorage Police Dept.

August 5, 2011

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