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Police Officer David Arthur Jack

California State Police, California

End of Watch Monday, October 21, 1974

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Reflections for Police Officer David Arthur Jack

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We honor you on the 43rd anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

October 21, 2017

Officer Jack has a small plaque on the new federal court house, in Los Angeles, 350 W. 1st St. I have a photo of it and the court security officers left a bouquet of flower to reflect his sacrifice.

Detective (Retired)
Huntington Beach

October 21, 2017

The suspect, Raymond Louis George who shot him was a straight cop killer. Officer Jack was ambushed and had no chance.
42 years later we're still fighting the same battles.
George was originally convicted of second-degree murder for the Oct. 21, 1974, killing of David Jack, 21, a state police officer who was guarding a state building in downtown Los Angeles. Paroled after eight years and four months, he was rearrested three years later and imprisoned for carrying a concealed knife.

The killing climaxed a series of four assaults in 1974 in Los Angeles County. In the first, George attacked a 21-year-old college student with a machete, leaving her permanently disabled and disfigured, according to police records.

Five days later, when he was stopped by two police officers, he disarmed one of them and shot him four times with his own gun. The officer survived after extensive surgery.

Later that year, George was stopped by two sheriff's deputies on suspicion of stealing car parts, fought with them and tried to take their guns. He was arrested and released on bail. Fifteen days later, he killed Officer Jack.

Rest easy brother.

Miguel A. Ortega
LASD

December 8, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

My dad remembered you, David. After you were shot and killed, my father showed me a photo of the suspect. He had one in his patrol car and one in his personal car and every day he studied it and promised himself to find him.
To this day, I will never forget David's plaque that was on the wall in the police office building in L.A. when I visited my dad on my day off from high school.
My father died of lung cancer in 2007.

N/A
son of the late Richard Rose, retired Sgt.

March 18, 2012

Dave the good die young, think of you daily brother, you are not forgotten. RIP, love you BJ

Retired Sgt. B.J. Hickman
CSP and City of Ontario, roommate

August 5, 2011

Officer Jack,

I remember well when your life was taken, I was a student at Long Beach City College. The following spring I earned an AA degree in Admin. of Justice and enlisted in the Air Force Security Police.

I just want you to know after 36 years, someone still remembers, someone still cares.

Thank you for serving the people of California.
May God keep you and bless you always, in Jesus name.

Aux. Deputy Sheriff Shaver
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

March 20, 2010

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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

Anonymous

October 21, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Jack.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

Thank you for your service. God bless brother.

Officer

January 26, 2008

R I P Officer Jack.

Mike C, Citizen
Boston MA

November 21, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Vandenberghe
nh

October 17, 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

August 20, 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

August 16, 2007

Continue to keep watch from above!

January 18, 2007

The 31st anniversary of your death is coming up quickly. Despite the number of years that has passed, those you left behind have never stopped thinking of you and know you are with them still, protecting them.

God Bless you and Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 16, 2005

DAY IS DONE,
GONE THE SUN,
FROM THE HILLS, FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE SKIES.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST,
GOD IS NIGH.

GO TO SLEEP, PEACEFUL SLEEP,
MAY THE SOLDIER OR SAILOR, GOD KEEP.
ON THE LAND OR THE DEEP,
SAFE IN SLEEP.

LOVE, GOOD NIGHT,
MUST THOU GO,
WHEN THE DAY, AND THE NIGHT NEED THEE SO?
ALL IS WELL. SPEEDETH ALL
TO THEIR REST.

FADES THE LIGHT;
AND AFAR
GOETH DAY, AND THE STARS SHINETH BRIGHT,
FARE THEE WELL; DAY IS GONE,
NIGHT IS ON.

THANKS AND PRAISE,
FOR OUR DAYS,
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS, 'NEATH THE SKY,
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW,
GOD IS NIGH.

A Brother In Blue

Detective Troy S. Pilivi
Box Elder Narcotics Strike Force (Utah)

October 21, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

October 21, 2004

Gone but never forgotten, Thank You for your service to the State of California You are a true hero. GOD BLESS YOU
REST IN PEACE.

TMP

June 24, 2004

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