Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Jerry Tommie Wells

Panama City Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 1973

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Reflections for Patrolman Jerry Tommie Wells

Rest in peace Officer Wells.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 15, 2019

You were the Uncle I never had the privilege of meeting. Dad talks about you often. Maybe someday, we'll meet up on the other side.

Jeremy Wells

October 15, 2017

R.I.P. Sir. Thank you for your protection and service to the Panhandle community.

Sr Special Agent BNSF Railway Police K9

March 27, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Patrolman Wells, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us.

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

August 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Wells. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Patrolman Wells, may you continue to rest in peace sir. We will never forget the sacrifice that you and your entire family made for all of us. HEROES live forever....

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


August 17, 2011

I was 23 yrs old and in my first year as a patrolman and Tommie was one of the reasons I joined.( was a friend of his then )
I also was the FIRST Officer on the scene that day and will never be able to get that picture out of my mind. I found Tommie's watch hanging from the side of the train after he left for the Hospital........... This Wed. will be 38 yrs....
I am 61 and his memory lives on in me.
God bless you Tommie........ we still have it from here!
To his Family; he was a great man and still missed by all.

Lt. Ted Holiday
Coffee County Sheriff dept.

August 12, 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 17, 2010

Gone but not Forgotten. Your memory will always be with us and we are reminded daily of the Hedge of protection that God affords us and we are sure that you are watching over each one of us guiding us from harm and keeping a watchful eye. Thank you for your Service.

Cpl. Blaich
Panama City Police Department

June 16, 2010

Your last patrol was on the very day that I had my first. My god rest your soul and look over the family you left behind.

Lt. Dan Mullin (retired)
Lockport PD (Illinois)

April 22, 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

December 16, 2007

You are not forgotten.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, VA

September 10, 2007

So few reflections for officers who died years ago. I know family and friends never forget. About the time of his death I was a young 19 year old Military Police Officer on leave in Panama City, Fl. I witnessed and reported a theft. I wonder if this was the Officer who took the report??

Michael Holmes-Manager

April 1, 2005

I worked for Jerry and was on duty the day he was killed. His life has affected me and I will always remember that day. He was a good officer and sgt..

Cpl. Doug Bastendorf
Panama City Police Dept.

March 26, 2005

Jerry, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 24, 2004

To my wonderful older brother.As a young firefighter on duty, I will never forget that tragic day we lost you. Your missed, loved and never forgotten. God Bless!

Assistant Fire Chief J. Gary Wells
Panama City Fire Department,Fl

Rest in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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