Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jeffrey H. Ross

Tucson Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, February 18, 1982

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Reflections for Officer Jeffrey H. Ross

RIP sir, you will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 4, 2020

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

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

June 23, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Ross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2019

I attended a dedication today, in a local park where you played and spent your youth. A memorial plaque honoring your dedication and service has been erected there for all to see and remember the sacrifice you made for your community and fellow officers. It was an honor to attend this event and be a part of keeping your memory alive to share with others.

May 16, 2019

Commander Michelle Nieuwenhuis
Pima College Police Department

May 16, 2019

Our Rincon High School was a few weekends ago so many years have
passed we honored you in June 2017 Marcia Williams made a beautiful colleague of you with photos as a student in High School class of 1972
and as a Tucson Police Officer. We have missed you since your passing and will honor you always as an honorable gentleman always as we knew you in school classes and fellow athletes.
Your family as well are saddened beyond belief as you were doing your job to protect our Tucson Community..and we desire to honor you by having your name further remembered. Miss you Jeff Ross.

Jennifer OConnor (Matteson)
Class of 1972 Tucson Az

September 15, 2017

Jeff and Family and Friends,
This last weekend was the 45th year reunion of our 1972 class at Rincon High School. You were not forgotten. Your buddy, John Sainz, attended in your honor and memory, even though he was in the Class of 73. It gave many of us a chance to remember you in your elementary and high school years. I remember you as a nice kid in class and a good student and athlete. You will always be remembered by the Rangers of 1972.

Leeann Jones Wieser
Rincon High School 1972

September 4, 2017


Even though I lived on the same block, went to the same schools and even bumped into you one night at a club when you tried to ignore me & explained "you were working", I had no idea of the sacrifice you were willing to make for me & the rest of Tucson. Thank you for you service.


August 7, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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

February 18, 2012

As always, you are on my mind and in my heart. Thirty years have passed since you were taken from us. You remain loved and missed.

Diane Greenwood DeLaTorre/Tindell
A very close friend

February 18, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 18, 2011

Officer Ross,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tucson. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 18, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Ross. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2008



February 11, 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

August 1, 2007

Remembering a great guy and great fun at the drag races. We were so young and you were so much fun. I'm sure the lucky angels who are hangin with you now are havin a blast! I'll always remember how special you made me feel.


June 18, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

March 25, 2007


I was there as the paramedics tried in vain to keep you with us that night at the Ranch House Bar. And later, as your compadres gathered for the investigation at PCSO there was not a dry eye in the crowd after we learned that you didn't pull through. Isn't is strange how cops think it is not manly to cry? We all did that night.

You are missed my friend, more than you will ever know. But we feel solice in the knowledge that you are in a better place. Thanks for the memories.

Tucson PD

February 25, 2007

You were and are missed my friend. I saw those close to you grieve for a long time. I have never forgotten that night either and I'm sorry for the pain those who knew and loved you went through.


May 23, 2006

It has been many years since you left this earth. I still think of you often and remember what we had together. You will always remain in my heart and on my mind.

Diane Greenwood DeLaTorre

March 28, 2006

My Friend,
You and I graduated from the same academy class back in 1978. It has been many years since I stood at your graveside, listened to taps and saluted you one last time.
You are not forgotten!


December 18, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 12, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Ross.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 21, 2004

You must have been special to many people. So many have talked about you. God bless. You are a very special angel.

I did not know you but you were a special person. God bless for what you did and who you gave your life to prot4ect.


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