Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John C. Alexander

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, August 3, 1981

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Reflections for Patrolman John C. Alexander

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Alexander.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2020

You are still missed and loved beyond words. You still make me smile and laugh at all the good times we had. I know I will see you again my love.


May 18, 2017

I knew and respected both of them, and was devastated by their death.
Ken Peterson was a neighbor of mine. Can't believe it has been 35 years.

Sgt. Don Dessenberger

August 4, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to post a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

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

January 27, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Alexander. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

You were better than the rest of us. Funnier, more patient, braver. I was just a kid and you were then and are now, my hero. You didn't have to give me any attention, but you went out of your way to be a brother. I day dream of what could have been. 30+ years and I still think about you all the time. Thanks for giving so much to our family.


February 1, 2012

We will never forget the sacrifice, dedication and protection that you gave to all of us... HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Alexander.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

You were never without a smile or a joke. May you rest in peace. You are gone but never forgotten

Don DeAngelis

July 14, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 5, 2007

25 years ago, you gave your life in service to the citizens of Florids. I honor your committment and sacrifice. Rest in peace John. May your wife find comfort and peace, knowing that you gave your life so others would have a safe world to live in.

LEO Wife, APD, New Mexico

June 15, 2006

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

February 18, 2004

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