Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jerry L. Spruill

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, October 26, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerry L. Spruill

I love to this day my love my friend and lover
Marci
9/27/2018
Your W

Wife and Lover

Wife and Lover
HPD

September 28, 2018

Terrible what happened to you Officer Spruill. Rest in peace. Your honor, humility and character won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2018

RIP Officer. The criminal justice system is a joke

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 22, 2018

i am the daughter of Barbara Nell Hoeser Kurek and Joe kurek, now both deceased. I believe Marcia and my mom were cousins. I was 15 when this happened and we all went to his visitation. I have never forgotten this because from what i remember. there were so many people there and lots of Houston Police officers. I remember some were wearing gloves and standing at attention the whole time we were there and i remember seeing a tear run down one of their faces but they stayed at attention. There was so much respect and love and grief and emotions so strong you could feel it. i still do to this day. I saw my mom with a lady think was Marcia go up to his casket and they put their heads together and cried. I know the whole family was so upset and irate at what had happened, the way he died. I have thought about him through the years and just decided to see if I could find out what happened. I never forgot his name. I knew he was murdered but never knew exactly how it happened. Now I know and to find out the person who did this didn't get the death penalty is unbelievable! and was released after only serving 14 years!? It leaves a very bad taste in my mouth and a sinking feeling in my stomach. A hole in my heart. I know the people that did this will face true judgement one day but until then I hope they have no joy or peace in their miserable lives. I see Marcia writes to him and loved him dearly and still grieves for a life that was cut short and for what could have and should have been. God bless you Marcia and your children. You will see him again one day. though I truly know how those words don't begin to give you any comfort for all the time and memories you and your children never got to have with such a beloved husband and father.

Tori Maricelli
Barbara Hoeser Kurek's daughter

September 21, 2017

Love you

Marcia rockne
Spouse

January 22, 2017

Love you

Marcia rockne
Spouse

January 22, 2017

Classmate, HPD Class #42, October 6, 1969. RIP Brother.

C Walding
Houston PD

March 24, 2016

Rip

K. Brooks
Houston PD

January 31, 2016

wish i could of meet you grandpa !!!

cody spruill

February 12, 2015

Heroes live forever, Officer Spruill, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 26, 2013

You are in our thoughts often. A lady I spoke with recently said:"thank you for your service." Cody will play basketball this year, wish you wer here.

Marcia (Spruill)Rockne
spouse

October 28, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Spruill. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 26, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Spruill. You are never forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

October 27, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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

Anonymous

October 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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

Anonymous

October 26, 2009

You are in our thoughts this day. Your grandson had a great report card wish you were here with us to share the moments.

Shotz

Anonymous

October 26, 2008

RIP.You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

September 23, 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
Sergeant
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

February 13, 2008

dad missing you every day just dropping you a note to tell you are not forgotten. missed you the other day went hunting with your grandson took two bucks a 10&6 pointer
god bless you love your son scott and grandson cody

scott spruill
son

December 12, 2007

THE WHEEL OF jUSTICE IS TURNING AGAIN YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL GRANDSON. THE FIGHT WILL GO ON UNTIL IT'S WON FOR YOUR PROPER DUE WE ALL LOVE YOU.


YOUR BEST FRIEND

December 9, 2007

My sympathies to Officer Spruill's family, friends and colleagues. My he rest in peace and may his family have some peace in their lives. I hope that they catch the other perp and that he never knows peace. Bless Officer Spruill's family.

SFC William L. Farrell
US Army, MP, Ret.

November 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

this writer is amazed that your killer was released after such a short period of time. I hope the individuals responsible for this early release will someday be held accountable for their incredibly stupid actions.

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

October 24, 2007

You are not forgotten may God bring you justice in the future. Sleep well and Merry Christmas.

Marcia Rockne, Jeff, Scott, Gracie and Cody Spruill

Marcia Rockne and Sons
Widow

December 19, 2006

Sleep well for Our Lord will see His Justice is carried out.
May He bless your loved ones.

October 26, 2006

Rest in peace, brother in blue.

Cpl. Chris Cooper
Alexandria, LA Police Dept

February 17, 2005

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