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Chief of Police John William Mann | Trafford Police Department, Alabama Trafford Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

John William Mann

Trafford Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, May 20, 1985
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Reflections for Chief of Police John William Mann

 

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
May 20, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to yuo through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 20, 2012

I can't believe it has been 25 years since they took you from us. It seems like we just received the call yesterday that you were gone. You are still loved and missed terribly!

Cindy
niece
May 23, 2010

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ
May 21, 2008

Chief Mann it has been 23 years since the end of your watch and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables
May 20, 2008

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others may remain safe. You are gone but not forgotten. RIP sir.


March 22, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE
March 7, 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
July 24, 2007

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. OUR PRAYERS FOR THOSE WHO STILL MISS AND LOVE YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
May 31, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Chief Mann and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he paid protecting citizens of his city.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his survivors.

May he never be forgotten.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL
May 18, 2007

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

nc game warden
May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace, Chief Mann. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
November 2, 2006

Rest in peace Sir.Thank you for your service.


May 20, 2006

Rest in peace Brother John

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73


May 20, 2004

 
 

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