Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jack Brock

Harlan County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1971

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jack Brock

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Brock. Your courage will be forever remembered. To leave a wife and 15 children behind, you were a family man of morals.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 20, 2014

It touches my heart deeply to see all the wonderful reflections that people have left for my hero my gradfather . Papaw I never got to meet you but I have heard many wonderful stories from your loving wife my grandmother she used to tell me all the time when I was a little girl you have his eyes and he would have loved you so much and I would say but I love him now . You are a true hero you gave your life that day to save lives of children. Papaw you were taken from us on December 7th 1971 I was born December 7th 1972 for many it was a bittersweet day . My daddy your oldest son Jack Brock Jr. and I was talking and he is going to come visit me soon I live in Martinsburg Wv (close to DC) and he is still in Harlan and I told him we can go visit the wall of fallen officers and he cried he still sheds tears for you Papaw. Until we meet for the first time in heaven Papaw I will always love you and will always carry your memory in my heart RIP my hero your grandaughter Kimberly

Kimberly Brock Bravo
Grandaughter

August 3, 2013

I just found out we are cousins after doing research on Ancestry.com. I am so proud of all my family but especially the veterans of the many wars and public protection and service. I hope to meet you one day in the great beyond. Thank you for your service.

Debra Gail Saylor Moore
Cousin

March 16, 2013

I do not know you, but I am very touched to read the messages left by your friends and family. Thank you for your service. I also thank the family for suuporting you and allowing you to be a law enforcment officer. They are the real heros. Night after night waiting for your return.

Cpl. Tim Brock
Pasco County Sheriff

June 21, 2012

DEPUTY BROCK, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF HARLAN COUNTY. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN...FROM ANOTHER DEPUTY BROCK

LT JAMES BROCK
JACKSON CO, AR SHERIFF'SFFICE

December 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 7, 2011

PEARL HARBOR DAY is a day recognized by The United States for something that hapened 70 years ago that pulled them into WWII; however, DECEMBER 7, 2011, to me most importantly marks 40 years since my Grandfather, Harlan County Deputy Sheriff Jack Ranuel Brock, Sr. (Papaw Brock) lost his life (43 years old). Jack's wife of 21 years & mother of his 15 children just turned 85 years old a month ago and talks about being ready to leave this world for a better place. My Mamaw Brock is one of the sweetest women I've ever met. I have never heard her say anything out of the way, & everyone loves her. There is no doubt in my mind that her place in heaven is waiting on her. Truth is, one never knows where their salvation lies until they face The Lord in judgment; however, I sure do like to think that my Papaw Brock will be standing there at those pearly gates waiting on his love :)

Ronnie Brock, Jr.
One of Jack Brock's 23 Grandson's,

December 7, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Brock,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Harlan County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

December 7, 2009

Deputy Brock your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 2008

I want to give all of you thanks,for your kind words for my papaw and his family...Yes he was truly a hero to me too.And to other's and to the rest of his family. he is truly missed.I told my grandmother about all the kind words and she thanks you all to.she is truly a blessed woman by the grace of God.They have like 40 some grandkids
30 or 40 some great grandkids,and they have 4 great great grandkids and one on the way will make five. and i'm sure many more will soon come.Thanks to all who leaves a Reflection... Rachel Brock

Rachel Brock
Grandaughter

April 29, 2008

I also am one of the grandaughter's of Jack Brock. My grandfather was taken away from most of my family way too soon,especially me. My sister was born exactly one year after my grandfather's death and I know it's always been hard for my grandmother to enjoy her birthday. She has been a very strong woman raising her children and help rasing most of us grandchildren. I can remember my older sisters talking about how he would always keep them from getting in trouble with my mom. Even though he wasn't their real grandfather, they could also count on him from getting a whipping from my mom...that shows you what kind of a man he was on treating my sisters like they were his own. I wish I could have known my papaw and my kids to have known him as well. One of my uncles reminds me so much of him. He looks just like him from the pictures I have seen, so it's like I always have him around but I know he can never be replaced. Even though I never met him, but I miss him deerly. I would like to thank everyone for your kind words and reflections. Special thanks from my grandmother, Elva. To the FBI, that was very heart touching to me and also the poem from the other gentlemen. Thank You. To my Papaw, I think of you often and so do my children and family.

The Youngest Child of Your Eldest Son,
Leslie Renee Lively(Brock)

Leslie Lively(Brock)
Grandaughter

April 23, 2008

Today, December 7, 2007, marks the thrity-six year anniversary of when Jack Brock, Sr. lost his life. It is truly sad that this man never got to enjoy life to its fullest. He was only forty-three years old. To my knowledge, he didn't ever get to see ANY of his grandchildren (which is quite numerous since Jack was a father to fifteen children). My wife is now pregnant with our first child (son) and is due at any time. I am thirty years old, and I couldn't imagine leaving this world thirteen years from now and not getting to watch my son grow up. My father was fourten when he lost his father. This must have truly been difficult for him. I didn't get to know my father as a man until I was beyond twenty years of age. My grandmother just turned eighty-one years of age this past November, and still speaks of her husband. The love she has for this man rings in her voice and shines in her eyes when she talks. I hope we all come to know love that deeply. In parting, I hope we never take for granted the sacrifice these men of honor willingly give so that everyone else can live life to its fullest.

Ronnie G. Brock, Jr.
Grandson

December 7, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 4, 2007

"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

October 29, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Brock and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Deputy Brock has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Brock, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Brock is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

TPD/Special Agent
FBI New York City

September 15, 2007

I ALSO AM ONE OF JACK BROCK SRS MANY GRANDCHILDREN,I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE MANY STORIES THAT I HAVE HEARD ABOUT HIM FROM MY GRANDMOTHER AND FATHER JACK BROCK JR.PAPAW EVEN THOUGH THAT I NEVER MET YOU BEING THAT YOU WHERE TAKEN FROM US EXACTLY A YEAR BEFORE I WAS BORN ON DEC 7,1972 YOUR LOVING MEMORY WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON THOURGH YOU MY CHILDREN YOUR GREAT GRANDCHILDER JONATHAN JACK,KENDRA MARIE, AND MACKENZIE ROSE.I LOVE YOU TODAY,TOMMORROW,AND FOREVER YOUR GRAND DAUTHER KIMBERLY LYNN BROCK

KIMBERLY DENOVA-JARMAMILLO (BROCK)
GRANDAUGHTER

June 29, 2007

I ALSO ONE OF MANY GRANDCHILDREN THAT MY GRANDFATHER HAS AND WAS NEVER EVER TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY.EVEN THOUGH I NEVER MET BECAUSE I WAS BORN EXACTLY A YEAR LATER TO THE DAY THAT HIS PRECIOUS LIFE WAS TAKEN FROM MY FAMILY.BUT EVERYDAY THAT HE HAS BEEN GONE MY GRANDMOTHER HAS KEPT HIS MEMORY ALIVE AND HE WILL ALWAYS LIVE ON TROUGH HIS CHILDREN,GRAND CHILDREN,GREAT GRANDCHILDERN. WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH PAPPAW. KIM DAUHTHER OF YOUR ELDEST SON JACK BROCK JR

KIMBERLY DENOVA-JARMAMILLO (BROCK)
GRANDAUGHTER

June 29, 2007

Thank you for your service, a true hero indeed. May GOD continue to bless your family

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 7, 2006

I am one of many grandaughter's,of the late Jack Brock sr.
I never got to meet him but i've heard alot about him from my grandmother,she sure does miss him,I wish I could have meet him,But i'm sure someday I will get to meet him and tell him how much he is missed.

Grandaughter,Rachel Brock

Rachel
Grandaughter

October 1, 2006

May Jehovah God Bless the family of Deputy Sheriff Jack Brock, Through His Son Jesus Christ..Amen

Det. Lawrence Gauthney
Columbus (OH) Police Department

April 25, 2006

dad had been sick for about three weeks when the sheriff of harlan called him and ask him to go pick up the man that shot him he was driving intoxicated like to ran over some children dad was a dedicated man. He would still be home with my mom and children and grandchildren. Everone misses him, mom want be saticefied till she goes to be with him. She told us that a few weeks ago. Mildred Brock Sanders. Daughter.

deputy sheriff jack,brock
harlan,county sheriff, department

February 22, 2006

I am the grandson of the late Jack Brock, Sr. He left behind his wife Elva Mae and fifteen childreen (10 sons and 5 daughters): Jack, Jr., Jimmy, Wayne, Johnny, Timothy, Ronnie, Gary, Joe, Danny, & James - Mildred, Linda, Victoria, Carolyn, & Kathy.
To hear my father speak, life was very hard back then; however, they always had enough. I never knew my grandfather, but I know he must have been a teacher at heart because through my father I have learned the value of hard work - sometimes undesired. I have come to know the joy of spending valuable time with my father as well and cherish every moment! I am now twice the age my father was when his father left him, and I can't imagine not having my father here with me.
Thank you Papa Jack for your service and sacrifice for a better Harlan County. Those who knew you and know of you remember and miss you...

Ronnie G. Brock, Jr.

January 20, 2006

DEPUTY BROCK SOON HARLAN COUNTY DEPUTY JEESE PACE WILL BE HONOR ON THIS MEMORIAL.TOO MANY HARLAN COUNTY OFFICER HAVE GIVE THEIR LIVES .THANKS OFFICER YOU ARE A HERO.

GILBERT DANIEL

September 4, 2005

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.