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Sergeant Jody Benjamin Sadek

Hendersonville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1988

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Reflections for Sergeant Jody Benjamin Sadek

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 20, 2020

Thank you Sergeant Jody Benjamin Sadek for your service to all mankind. May our Lord provide peace to your entire family, especially to your loving mother as well as to your sister Jenny. Sergeant Sadek WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN - PERIOD. May his soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 31, 2019

Why is my son Sgt. Jody B. Sadek from the Hendersonville, TN Police Department never shown on the ODMP page on the anniversary of his line of duty death 9/20/1988? I look for him evert year only to be disappointed.

Carol Sadek

September 20, 2018

I remember you. I was just a kid. You were my father's best friend. You served as a light in his heart and eyes. Since you have left us, I have not seen that light in his eye. Please look down and protect my daddy.


June 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 20, 2009

"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

January 29, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 20, 2006

It has been 18 years since your end of watch and you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones as I know even after all these years they still grieve. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

June 13, 2006

You were a great brother to all of us. Not a day goes by that you are not mentioned in conversation. I want to let the world know that people like you did and do exsist. Even in death you are a role model for my Jody, Jessica and Jake.
When people find out that I have a brother that was killed in the line of duty, they offer me pity; I would much rather they offered you thanks for making the ultimate sacrafice.
Thank you Jody for being the person you were and for being my favorite big brother.
I love you Jody and miss you more than you could ever think possible.
We will never forget you.
Jenny Sadek

Jenny R. Sadek
Sister 3 of 4

June 7, 2006

Thank you for your service Sgt. Sadek.
God Speed


January 21, 2006

I think about you everyday and I just miss you so much. You were a wonderful brother and an such amazing person. I feel lucky to have been a part of your life.

It's a great comfort to see that your department still remembers you and honors your sacrafice.

The Hendersonville Police Department has always gone out of their way to make my family feel welcome when we come to the Police memorial. Thank you so much.

Deanne Sadek-Fritz

August 11, 2004

Jody we spent many enjoyable hours talking or working. Everyday that I arrive at work I see your picture and reflect on our time together. You are greatly missed and will always be a part of our lives.

Det. J.D. Coarsey
Hendersonville, Tn. P.D.

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State University Police Department, our thoughts and prayers to the Sadek family and the Hendersonville Police Department.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

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

"God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them."
Hebrews 6:10

Virginia State University Police Department

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