Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John R. Hissong, II

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 4, 1981

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Reflections for Officer John R. Hissong, II

Well John I'm remembering you once again. Never forgot you. I miss you every day. Thanks to your brother Jim, i was able to attend the Fresno fallen officers memorial. I was able to see Sue again after all these years. She did one heck of a job raising Jon and Hilary. You would be so proud of all of them. As for Jim, hes become a great life long friend. I miss the fun times we had working together. You were taken way to soon. R.I.P. my friend.

Sgt (former) Charles Parvin
WCSO

July 4, 2018

Rest In peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

July 4, 2018

I worked with John at WCSO in the late 1970's. I remember John as a very hard working professional who loved his life and his family. He was a born leader and a I miss him

Director. (Ret) Federal Air Marshal Serv
FAMS

July 4, 2017

Never forgotten. R.I.P.

citizen
Tampa, FL

July 4, 2016

I can't believe it's been 35 years. You are still remembered and thought of on this day.

David Stone
Fresno SO (in 1981)

July 4, 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
Texas

July 13, 2015

Miss ya John. You might be gone but your not forgotten.

Friend

July 5, 2014

Congratulations to Officer Jon Hissong for not giving up on his dream and for following in his fathers foot steps. We are all very proud of you. Hope to see you soon old friend.

NCI Investigator Kaimana Chow
Friend

August 17, 2013

July 4th was your last shift. Tomorrow I Honor you. I will be picking up where you left off and starting my first shift, July 4th 2013. It's funny how things work out. From here on out every day I wear my uniform I will think of you how I am truly HONORED to be able to follow in your footsteps. It's been a long road for me and my family to get to this point, thank you for being a big inspiration for me to reach my goal.

Reserve Officer Jon Hissong
Mendota Police Department

July 4, 2013

To fully honor our heroes of the present, we must
recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

John was my uncle. He continues to inspire me to get up when I have fallen, and reach for my goals that others say are un-attainable. Thank you ODMP for honoring his memory.

Sergeant Thomas Hover
Irving Police Department / Nephew

July 3, 2012

You would've turned 60 today. I think about you a lot, and the times we might have shared. You have been a great deal of motivation in the career path that I have chosen to pursue. I Honor the profession in which you served. I value the memories of you and thank all whom share those memories. Please continue to look over our family, because in that regard your watch continues.

Jonathon Hissong
Son

June 5, 2012

Thank you for your service. Remembering you today.

C. Yarbrough
Citizen

July 4, 2011

Miss you everyday

Hilary Hissong-Pineo
Daughter

August 5, 2010

John, it's been another year now since you left us. We think of you all the time. I am fortunate enough to keep in touch with your brother Jim. I know my Mother has her arms wrapped around you in heaven. Rest in peace my brother. You are missed.

Charles Parvin
WCSO

July 3, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer Hissong. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

John, you are not forgotten. You are my brother in blue, my best man and you are loved. Rest in peace.

Charlie

Charles Parvin
Former WCSO

July 4, 2009

JOHN I CANT BELIEVE THAT ITS BEEN 27 YRS SINCE YOU BEEN GONE.I THINK OF YOU OFTEN AND REMEMBER MANY OF THE CALLS WE WENT ON.I REMEMBER YOUR FAVORITE SAYING WAS "DESCENT" WHEN SOMETHING COOL WAS SAID.I REMEMBER YOU AND I PURSUING A ROBBERY SUSPECT ON TOLLHOUSE ROAD JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS HEADING TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY OF AUBERRY.I WAS IN THE LEAD CAR AND YOU WERE BEHIND ME.ALONG THE WAY I TRIED TO TAKE LEGAL INTERVENTION BY RAMMING THE SUSPECT VEHICLE BUT TO NO AVAIL.WE WERE TOLD TO CANCELL AS THE CHP HELICOPTER WAS TAKING THE LEAD.WHEN WE GOT BACK TO THE CITY WE DEBRIEFED AT A LOCAL COFFEE SHOP.I REMEMBER YOU SAID "DESCENT" WHEN I WAS RAMMING THE SUSPECTS CAR. YOU WERE THE ONLY PERSON THAT I KNOW OF THAT EVER SAID THAT WORD.I REMEMBER RUSHING TO WORK ON TULARE AND I LEFT YOU IN DUST. YOU TOLD ME I HAVE A FAST CAR. I THINK YOU WERE JUST BEING NICE TO ME BECAUSE I HAD A 240Z AND YOU HAD A VW RABBIT.JOHN WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HELP OUT HIS FRIENDS.JOHN WAS VERY CARING PERSON AND I MISS HIM A LOT.JOHN YOU SERVED YOUR COMMUNITY WELL AND WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU. BY WEARING THAT BLUE UNIFORM YOU MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE AND I HONOR YOU.YOU SERVED WITH HONOR AND DISTINCTION.JUST BEING OUT THERE EVERYDAY EXPOSING YOURSELF AND PUTTING YOURSELF IN DANGER MAKES YOU A HERO.YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN TILL WE MEET AGAIN.

AL LLANOS
FRESNO PD RET.

November 20, 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

November 25, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Fresno Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Hissong deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Hissong 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.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

May 24, 2006

06/14/04

After all these years you are still remembered thanks to the ODMP. Thank you for your service. Rest in pece sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 14, 2004

John was my former partner. He was also my best friend and my best man at my wedding. He was a great and gentle person and he is missed very much. He took pride in what he did and was always willing to help. We miss you so very much. Rest in peace my friend. We have never forgotten you.

Charlie Parvin
WCSO - Former

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