Justin Todd WollamAnchorage Police Department, Alaska
End of Watch: Monday, July 9, 2001
Reflections for Patrol Officer Justin Todd Wollam
Justin-I bumped into Kristy and Kristen a while back at the Dimond Mall. God, I can't believe how your little one has grown. It was all I could do not to break down into tears right there and tell her how sorry I was her daddy was taken away from her. She's her daddy's little girl, alright, right down to that bright, energetic smile. She'll probably be taller than me in a few short years (which isn't a tremendous feat in and of itself). We miss you in the weight room, some of us fatties could really use some "Texas Slim" inspiration. My own (Jacob, 5 and Connor 5 mo's) are a daily reminder just how precious life really is. I often think how unfair it is, but I suppose it's part of a plan much larger than my own little narrow mind can comprehend. You would have hit 5 years with us this year. Senior patrol officer Justin Wollam. I wish you were still here......I miss you, brother.
October 5, 2004
You are still so very missed. Kristin is growing into such a beautiful little girl. She has lost three teeth and talks a little funny. You would be so proud of her.
Mother In Law
October 1, 2004
Whenever I think of you, I remember the last time I saw you. You came into briefing, checked the roster, and saw that you were once again assigned to Eagle River. You looked at me, flashed that big smile and said "You know, Sarge, I really don't LIKE Eagle River!". I smiled back and said "It's only temporary". Little did I know we would lose you so soon. You were relatively new to us, but we knew you were no rookie, (with your prior service in Texas). I look forward to that smile greeting me again someday, in the BIG briefing room upstairs. In the meantime, I know you're looking out for us. God Bless You always. You are sorely missed.
Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD
August 16, 2004
Hey buddy, coming up on 3 years. We still miss you. Til we meet again....
June 26, 2004
I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).
We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.
These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.
...Gone, but never Forgotten....
(Formerly of Seward Alaska)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)
April 6, 2004
I was on duty the day that Officer Justin Wollam was taken from us.I can remember him helping all of us MPs on Fort Rich on more than one occasion. It was his down to earth attitude and his sense of humor that I will remember the most.You will be missed.
Sgt. Derrick Hayes
Fmr. Fort Richardson Military Police officer
December 28, 2003
It is because of you and other officers like you that I enjoy arresting drivers under the influence.
Rest In Peace, My Brother
September 29, 2003
Its been two years since you were taken from us, we continue on in your memory never forgetting the kind of Husband, Father and Officer that you were....Rest Easy Brother; until we meet again.
Senior Patrol Ofc Armstrong
Anchorage Police Dept
Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten. May God comfort those you leave behind and may your daughter know her daddy is a hero.
Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)
Merry Christmas Justin, we miss you as much today as the day that you left us and have not forgoten your presence or your smile...Rest easy brother.
Senior Patrol Ofc Kevin Armstrong
Anchorage Police Department
Its been a year since you were taken from your family and the APD family. We miss you as much today as we did that morning we lost you. We continue on in your memory, and remember the strong example you set for all of us. Rest easy brother until we meet again.
We honored you last Friday at the memorial at Tudor Road Kristy and Kristin looked great, at the memorial in Washington Tony and Jared accompanied Kristy and Kristin to the wall to honor you also. There isnt a day that goes by that we dont think of you and the family, rest easy brother until we meet again.
Justin, it looks like the law that your death has inspired and the deaths of the three passangers in that vehicle has finally made it through its battles. If anything can come out of your senseless death hopefully it will be to keep others from suffering your fate, we miss you as much today as in July....Rest easy brother.
Happy Easter, Texas Slim
Patrol/ Laura Jo
Angleton Police Dep
Well its come to a close I guess...the people responsible for providing the alcohol to the teens that were in the accident with you got the maximum sentence, which still isnt enough in my opinion. This will hopefully bring relief to Kristy and Kristin and your family and friends. Hopefully "Justins Law" with pass all the legal hurdles it has awaiting and when in effect will keep this from happening again. Well my friend, rest easy and well meet again someday.
Justin, its been seven months since that fatefull night in July and we miss you as much today as we did then. Things are changing left and right here at APD with people retiring and resigning and new guys coming on, we always make sure we tell the new guys about you and what a great guy you are. Kristin and Kristy seem to be holding up real well its great that they have the family out here and they will always be a part of the APD family. Well buddy guess Ill close for now and get ready for work, I know you are watching over us from above and we all appreciate that. Until we meet again my friend.
Not all heros live in New York. You are missed by all in Anchorage.
This is your Mom. You were such a pleasure to your dad and me for 28 years. You know if your Dad or me could have taken your place and died for you we would have done it. But it was Gods will for you to join him in heaven. Your dad and I will talk about funny things you did when you were little. Like the time we had to make a sudden stop by the road coming from the mall, (That is our secret, huh son) and how we would go out to eat you would always order the most expensive thing. Your brother Russell would always say "Justin that's too expensive" but you would order it anyway. You know son; I wouldn't have it any other way. The one thing I'll miss most of all is when we talk on the phone; the last thing you would always say to me is "I love you Momma". Son your Dad and I will always have an empty place in our hearts not having you here with us. I know you are in Gods hands and He is taking care of everything.
We Love You and We Miss You,
Momma and Daddy
PS. I've learned to make chicken and dumplings, but they're not as good as Ma-Maw's
Hey TEXAS SLIM, aka: JUSTIN
i am not good on writing a message, i would rather talk to you in person, so i will say to you, cant wait to see you.
back home in TEXAS.
Patrol/ laura jo
Angleton Police Department/TEXAS
When I got that phone call from Texas I didn't understand how something so awful could happen to someone who is so loved.We have watched you grow up by pictures,letters and long phone calls.Of course your visit to Md was great,but our visit to Texas was unforgettable.You and Beverly fought from the time we left the airport to the time we went back,boy what a week you and Beverly had.Then you both cried when we left.Oh, you kids.I'll be in Texas in a few weeks,so I'll visit you.Mom and I have been friends for almost 40 years,so I'll keep a good watch out for her.We talk alot these days.You and my Beverly just grew up to fast.We will always remember you and think of all the good times our family has had.We love you.
Aunt Elsie,Beverly and Family
you were the best man in my wedding,my husband's best friend,you saved me from the monsters at the haunted house in houston,you laughed at me when i won that big ugly hat at astroworld. there are too many memories to list but i am gonna miss you dearly. i know i will see you again and we will have many more memories to make together. i will be praying for kristy and kristen everyday.
Hey Justin - I'm sorry we haven't seen each other in so long. This thing called life took each of us on separate journeys. My hope to see you again in this life has past. I'm so sorry it took you leaving us for me to finally meet Kristy and Kristin. Your little girl reminds me so much of you. I keep thinking about that summer day we went to San Antonio and New Braunfels - just you and me, no adults! We always had such fun whenever the family would all get together. And I haven't forgotten getting you into that Police Academy movie when you were WAY too young for an R-movie - but you loved hanging out with the "older kids." In the last month, I've made a point of saying "thank you" to any police officer I see. You'd love it! They all give me this funny look when I walk up to them, that little supscious look I think all police officers have. I hold out my hand, introduce myself, and tell each one "Thank you for all that you do in protecting me and the city." When the officer(s) hears that, I think they're surprised. I explain why I'm saying thank you - that our family lost you recently and that you were the type of officer that they would want to work with and have at their side and that all police officers should be told "thank you" by those they protect. I can tell that they're touched and appreciate my word of thanks. I'm going to keep doing it, Justin. Go with God, bud. I look forward to seeing you again in a better place. We'll miss you always. Your cousin, Barbra
Barbra Kamer (civilian)
God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide.
You live on through your child, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home.
With this, I send my love and prayers for you and your family.
I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know Justin. Growing up in the small town of Danbury, Texas, we were always friends. We shared crayons the first day of kindergarten, and I was there the day he left Texas for Alaska. I don’t think Justin ever really knew how deeply he touched everyone he came in contact with. Anyone who ever spent time around Justin can tell you they’re a much better person for having known him.
Justin was also a truly dedicated husband and father, something truly rare in this day and age. His love for Kristy and Kristen was always evident and undeniable. I know that much of the love I try to show my wife every day was learned from Justin’s shining example. I only hope I can be half the father he was.
Justin, I miss you every day and I can’t wait to see you again. In the end, the most important thing I know is that you always have been, and always will be my friend.
Robert P. Hanson
Sweetheart, I miss you terribly and try day by day to get through my life without you. My mind is constantly thinking of you and my heart breaks everytime I am shocked into the realization that you are gone. Thank you for all the beautiful memories of our life together, and more importantly, thank you for our beautiful daughter! I promise to try to make every dream you had for her come true.
Until we meet again and you can once again wrap me in your arms....
All of my love FOREVER,
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