Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John S. Reese

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 2, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman John S. Reese

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

September 2, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Reese. thank you for your service and paying the ultimate price.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 23, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Reese.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 27, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John S. Reese of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, September 2, 1976

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 5, 2017

I am remembering you today brother.

Patrol Officer
Oakland Calif., PD

September 3, 2016

Thank you for your service Blue Angel

Sgt Yoli Trujillo, Retired
Corpus Christi (Tx) P.D.

September 3, 2016

Today is the 40th Anniversary of your passing. The day that changed our lives forever. May our love for you reach heaven today. You are sadly missed by all of us who love you. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again.

Your sisters
Sept. 2, 2016

Darlene and Debbie

September 2, 2016

40 years ago we lost you.

I still think of you often. You are forever young.

See you soon.


Thomas Miller
Best Fiend

September 2, 2016

Happy Birthday John. You will always be young, you will always be handsome, you will always be missed by all of us who love you.

You will never be forgotten!

Love you!

Darlene Ludwig

November 28, 2014

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

September 2, 2014

I recently purchased a tinction cup used for Holy Mass and in the back of the tinction cup it said, "In Memory of PTL John S. Reese.

I searched the internet and found out he was a police officer. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord!

Barbara Middleton

Barbara Middleton
no relationsihip

August 6, 2014

Dear Uncle John,

Dear Uncle John,

Thirty-seven years have gone by and we miss you more and more every day. You were taken from us so suddenly and tragically. You were the backbone of our family and a true hero not only us but to our county having served in Vietnam in the Military Police and then as a Cleveland Police Officer. I'm now in Washington D.C. visiting you at the National Law Officers Memorial Wall where I feel closest to you. I will be participating in the 38th running of the Marine Corps Marathon tomorrow (10/27/13) in your honor. I wish more than anything you were here to run it with me and be by my side like you did when I was a little girl. I know that you will be with me in spirit and cheering me on from above with grandma Stella. I promise to 'Run Like the Wind' in your memory (in bib #12451). I love you very much. Your always in my heart, Kristin

Kristin Ludwig Rodeno

October 26, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

September 2, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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. Rest In Peace.

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

April 28, 2013

May God's grace sustain you, May His arms hold you. My deepest sympathy to each of you who knew, loved and worked with Officer Reese. My prayers are with you.
Officer Reese, Thank you for your service to your country, you will be missed but never forgotten, as our Hero's live forever in our hearts.

Summit Co


October 28, 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
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

December 31, 2007

God bless you and keep you always. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

September 1, 2007

May God Bless and keep you...See you soon brother.

I was Best man at John's Wedding and he was to be my son's Godfather on The Sunday after he was shot. i think of you oftena and miss your friendship. Rest in Peace

Tom Miller
Best Friend

February 1, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Michelle, wife of LEO
Maine State Police

January 11, 2006

Rest in Peace will never be forgotten


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