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Police Officer John Drew Seifert

Ozark Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, December 19, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer John Drew Seifert

Was my dad. Only met him in my adult life around 84. My mom divorced and my grandfather nor or less raised me. Never spoke much to about him. He called me and wife thought it was me on the phone. Went to Ozark at the PD in front. We had so much in communication n even though we had not met. Miss him in my life. Adopted, There are four with the name although my last is different. John D. Pearson


June 2, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

December 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Seibert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 28, 2019

sadly I saw ray alcury as he was dispatched to that scene , he took the call ,he ran the traffic light turned left , drove up too a bad scene,where he was shot, shortly there after bic john arrived he saw ray lying there he went to rays side checking on his condition when he too was shot, sadly I remember that day like it was yesterday,,, I remember thru the years when ray would go too his wifes work at van heusen in Ozark ray had a happy life I miss you ray...…. and john I miss you as much in 73 when I got my driver liscence and you gave my first citation, that was the good days. I since had worked at the o.p.d. where I had worked there with his son, and also met his wife as she worked as a bus driver well big john, and ray rest in peace gone but not forgotten. in rememberence city of Ozark honored each of them naming a street after big john - seifert road, and ray after alcurry road both in Ozark alabama

david daniels- business man
former comrade - dispatcher

January 13, 2019

I worked with John and Ray back in the day and still after all these years hold them close to my heart. The OPD will forever be a fond memory of my life, some times good, sometimes bad but we were a good team.

Doug Lucas patrolman OPD
Owner Full Throttle Literary Agency

July 14, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

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

December 19, 2011

Today marks the 20th anniversary of your death so we pause and say a prayer for your loved ones as they cope with another holiday season without you.
Rest in peace you are not forgotten
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 19, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 10, 2007

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 23, 2007

We pause to honor the memory of Officer Seifert on this anniversary of his death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his surviving family members.

May God comfort and keep each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

December 19, 2006

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

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

I miss you so much. I still pull out the newspaper from that tragic day and think about what we lost when we lost you. I will NEVER forget you.


August 14, 2006

Rest in peace Brother John you are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

Son of G Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

December 19, 2003

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