Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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


The citizens of Anchorage may never know how much of a difference you made out there but those who knew you understands the void that is left with your passing. Every day you put on the uniform you realized that this could be your last day but that never affected the way that you conducted yourself and the professional way you handled your calls. I will cherish the times we worked together in Eagle River.

Kristy and Kristin having lost a father at the age of 13 I know first hand the void that is left in your hearts, eventually the pain will fade and will be replaced with fond memories of the kind of person Justin was as a husband and as a father, Kristin your daddy was a true hero may you never lose those memories. You are forever a part of the APD family and we will be there for you.

You, Lord, are my shepherd. I will never be in need. You let me rest in fields of green grass. You lead me to streams of peaceful water, and you refresh my life. You are true to your name, and you lead me along the right paths. I may walk through valleys as dark as death, but I wont be afraid. Your are with me, and your shepherds rod makes me feel safe. You treat me to a feast, while my enemies watch. You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows. Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, Lord. Psalm 23

Justin you will be with me each day of my life. Good bye brother.

Patrol Officer Kevin R Armstrong
Anchorage Police Department

I wish to say this officer is also a hero, a man who took the risks to make society safer, and in the progress, may have saved another life, with his own....God surely holds you tightly now, and He never forgets those whom mourn your loss, he will strengthen those who ask, and He too grieves, America grieves...we will NEVER FORGET!

Rest in peace comrade, a job well done....

Scott Parker
Former Harris County Deputy Constable

Mere words cannot express my true feelings right now. I have been involved with way too many 'Officer Killed' funerals. They take their toll on us all. This senseless act has resulted in four needless deaths, the hardest (in my eyes) is that of our brother, Justin.

Justin is the youngest to have given his life at our department. The true story of this incident is gut wrenching - but the shortened version is that the young adult driver INTENTIONALLY drove at Justin's vehicle. This was NO acccident.

To the Wollam family - my deepest regards and heartfelt sadness are the feelings that I share with you. Know that Justin will never be forgotten, that his wife and child will be part of 'our family' forever. My prayers, and those of my family are with you one and all. Get close to your family, and believe in the strength of God as you begin the journey of grieving and healing.

Justin, rest in peace our brother!

Sgt Paul Honeman and Family

Sergeant Paul Honeman
Anchorage Police Department

It is not fair that a husband/father of his quality was taken away from those who love him by an intoxicated, delinquent teenager. I pray that Justin's wife and child can overcome the grief from this horrible incident and move on with the hope of seeing him again someday in a better place.

Our prayers are with you Justin and family.

Officer Rob Lund
Anchorage Police Dept.

Mrs. Wollam,

We are forever indebted for the great sacrifice that Justin made. May the Lord forever bless and keep your family and loved ones.


Officer Allen


Your enduring smile, warm heart and Texan gait will never be forgotten. God had a reason for taking you that will always be beyond our understanding, but I like Rick's sentiment, God must have needed a 34, code. God speed my brother.

OFC Mike Raleigh
Anchorage Police Dept.

Justin was a hard worker, and good at being a cop. He was not heavy-handed, badge-heavy, nor a coward. He was easy to get along with, easy to talk to, never complained at work, and always handled more than his share. Justin would back up officers without being asked. To Justin's family, I'm so sorry for your/ our loss. He will be sorely missed, and never forgotten.

Psalms 34:15-18
"The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. The face of the Lord is against evildoers, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."

With tears, we bid you good-bye, until we meet again.

Your friends, Brett & Carol Sarber

Patrol Officer Brett Sarber
Anchorage Police Department

To another fallen in peace and remember you are now patrolling the streets of heaven with your fellow brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

God Bless Family and Friends of Officer Justin T. Wollam.

Ptl. Matt Morton
Traverse City Police Department, Traverse City, Michigan

We will miss your willingness to help and to learn. Thanks for the chance to work with you.
You are not forgotten.

Det. Scott Jessen
Anchorage Police


To the family & friends of Justin:
May you find comfort in the love and friendship that surrounds you. My son and I will be saying a special prayer for you.

Hugs and love, Jodi

Honolulu Police Department

I am so sorry for your loss. It is to far for me to travel but I have been to Anchorage and found it a beautifull place.

If I can assit you in any way please contact me.

Again, I give you my most sincere condolances. It is tough when one of us can no longer answer roll call.


T Bacus

You died a hero. You lived as a hero, to your co-workers, your wife and your child. We will carry on in your absence. Knowing that you are now a Guardian Angel to all or your LE Brothers and Sisters is some comfort. Rest in Peace Brother.

Inspector Tim Huff
US Customs

Dear Officer Wollam,

Many thanks for serving us in Anchorage. And, inasmuch as you had to surrender your life, know that you go to God having certainly saved many more from this reckless delinquent.

Your life and service was not in vain.

Alan Cleveland
Alaska Visitor's Network

MY Son was Killed on Duty one Year ago Yesterday. He left Three Babies and a Wife behind. So all of us here know the Terrible feeling. Justin was young like my son. What a Shame to die so young.We will say Prayers for you.Being a Policeman is like being a Soldier in a War zone' You never know when its your Time to go. 75 have died so far this Year.They are all in the Hands of God now. Kenny

Deputy Sheriff Kenny Hetrick
Ottawa county Sheriffs Dept

How will we go on, now that you are gone?
You are no longer with us, so who responds when we ask for a 10-34?
The senseless way you were taken from us leads me to only one conclusion...God needed a cover unit, and none better to answer the call.
The men and women of the Anchorage Police Department WILL go on, in your honor! We do this knowing that we have a long, tall, Texas angel on our shoulders.
You will remain in our hearts always.
Rick and Anita

Sergeant Rick & Anita Shell
Anchorage Police Department

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality"- (Emily Dickinson-1864)


My heart goes out to the department, friends, and family of this hero.

Baltimore City Police

God Bless you sir, and may you find peace. Please watch over your brothers and sisters in LE as they go about their everyday lives. They might not suffer the "ultimate sacrifice" as you have, but your watch will help. Thank you for "protecting and serving." You shall not be forgotten.


To Ofc. Wollam and his family,
You will be in our prayers. You have paid the ultimate price for those you will not. Go forth and patrol from your heavenly post. We will serve in your honor. "UNA STAMUS"

Ofc. B.C. Moore
Cobb County PD, GA

Rest in peace Officer Wollam.


It is a great tragedy when an officer looses their life. It is extremly tragic when it is lost in a senseless act such as this.
Officers Wollam's friends and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Deputy Steven D. Ray
Cochise County S.O Arizona

This case is a prime example of the fact that you need to ensure that when you put on that uniform your right with the world. The fact that so many times we don't "pre-think" our day only leaves me wondering what would happen if my life was taken in the line of duty without warning. So many officers have been taken these months its hard not to have a heavy heart. A piece of all of us is gone forever. We only hope the lord above looks after us and those officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice watch over us in our daily battles. We are warriors of the modern ages. We live and die everyday. Our only hope is to make the difference in the communities that we have chosen to make our homes. The lucky ones make a difference in a lot of communities. To Justin, you will live within us. To the family and friends, know that you have our love.

Patrol Officer Jonathan Terland
Fairbanks Police Department

To the Family, Relatives, Friends, and Colleagues of Officer Justin T. Wollam,

We were all saddened at the news of this officer making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Our sincere condolences go out to each of you and our prayers go up for you.

May god bless and keep you in His mighty arms,

Jack H. Lanier, Jr.
Chaplain, Longview Police Department (TX)

Longview police Department (TX)

Officer Justin T. Wollam was an excellent officer. His smiling face was always welcome in dispatch.

Our thoughts and prayer are with his family in this time of grief.

Louise Dunn, Dispatcher
Anchorage Police Department

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