Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Austin Register

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 2, 1989

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jerry Austin Register

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

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

July 2, 2020

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

July 4, 2015

I met Jerry when he was Chief in Deleon TX. He was a great mentor to younger Officers and an exceptional person in many regards. Jerry was a good Christian friend and a great Officer. Thank you for that friendship and keeping us safe. You are remembered and honored.


January 22, 2015

Jerry served on LBJ's staff very early on before his decision to enter law enforcment. He told many stories of conversations he had with the future president. The one that sticks is "learn the people your around and do your damndest to enhance they're way of life. In doing that you enhance your own". My dad was a hard man, but a very fair man. The lessons he taught me, I try to live and pass on every day. The day of " Old school Texas Lawman" are over I fear. Jerry Austin Register was one of them.

CPL Jerry Winsor

July 1, 2014



August 3, 2011

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 5, 2008

Jerry gave me my first job as a police officer with the Stanton Texas Police Department in 1979. He gave me a chance at the age of 19 when I could not even buy the bullets for my gun. Now 28 years later I am looking to retire. I appriciate his sevice to Texas and his willingness to give me a chance.

Sergeant Bill Cooper
Texas DPS

July 30, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication.
Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

July 2, 2007

Rest in peace, my brother

March 30, 2005

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