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Police Officer Festus Alvah Tatum, Jr.

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, March 28, 1959

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Reflections for Police Officer Festus Alvah Tatum, Jr.

Officer Tatum,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of West Palm Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 28, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Tatum.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2019

Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Tatum.

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

March 28, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Heroes do live forever, and you sir are a hero... We will never forget. Continue to rest in peace.

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


March 28, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 51rst 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. Larry, like yourself, was a native of North Carolina and we actually lived in West Palm when Larry was 5-years-old and I was attending college there.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larru Lasater

March 29, 2010


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

March 28, 2007

The West Palm Beach PD holds a special place in my heart, especially the Motor Officers. Officer Tatum rode amoung the finest members of the WPBPD and has not been forgotten.

Brother of West Palm Beach Motor Officer Thomas J Morash, #1334 E.O.W. 10/17/03

Police Officer Patrick Morash
Suffolk County Police, New York

March 29, 2004

Always remembered by his family in Wilmington, NC where he was born and raised. He and my mother were born 6 months apart and raised almost as brother and sister. Never forgotten, always loved.

Margie Kye

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