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Patrolman Jackie Lewis Phillips

Bristol Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, October 1, 1988

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Reflections for Patrolman Jackie Lewis Phillips

Rest in peace Patrolman Phillips.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 12, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

April 26, 2013

I went to school with Jackie from elementary school thru high school and worked with him at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office before he went to work with the BTPD. Jackie was a super good guy and the thing I remember most about him was that he always seemed to have a smile on his face. God Bless you,Jackie,You are missed and Thank you for your service..

CC3 James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

March 4, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 29, 2008

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

Pat Van DEn Berghe

October 13, 2007

Jackie, we still miss you. We speak of you to the newer ones and have a smile when thinking of you. You are not forgotten.

Officer
BTPD

December 11, 2005

Jackie
I attended basic police school with you in Donelson. Everyone in our class thought highly of you. I was sad when I heard of your terrible accident just months after we started our careers. I will never forget you brother.

Trooper Reagan
THP

July 25, 2005

Jackie, we remember you. Thank you for your duty.

Deputy Ross Mueske
U.S.Marshals Service

April 14, 2004

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