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Police Officer Jerry Lee Wyant

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, October 26, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerry Lee Wyant

Rest in peace Officer Wyant. An Emerald State hero! Was wondering if you were related to former football referee Fred Wyant?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2018

In 2014, Jerry Wyant was posthumously awarded the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

Officer Mike Severance
Seattle Police Department (Retired)

April 4, 2015


I had only known you for several months before you were killed. But we quickly grew to be friends and I looked forward to you pulling off-duty security during my swing-shift at the Juvenile Court.

One morning while I was driving to my second job two motorcycle cops pulled me over and I just couldn't imagine of what law I had run afoul. When the first cop's helmet came off there was your big smile.

I'm happy to have come across this site because I was able to see your picture and once again to remember a good friend.

Larry Chornyak

January 22, 2012

I want to thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made. You died the year of my birth, and you are still not, and never will be, forgotten.

The people of not only Seattle but of the entire country lost a hero that day.

Thank you for all that you did.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

November 14, 2010

Uncle Jerry, I think of you often. I was only 8 years old when your life was cut short. I was not at an age to let you know how much I appreciate your service to the Families of the Seattle area. But I wish to let you know and all of your friends and loved ones know that I respect you and love your dedication to the community. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. May you forever be honored. I have fond memories of you taking us kids out for a drive in your convertible. I will always think of you and miss you.

Charles Wyant

November 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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


October 26, 2009

He was my dad. The man I looked up to every day. I'm writing this now as I only stumbled across this site today. I will always remember him. I do not remember him telling me he was too busy or too tired to answer a question or help me or my brothers. Even when he was working and taking classes at the same time he would always seem to be available. I remember too that I was proud to be able to walk his uniform down to the cleaners to have it cleaned for him. I love you Dad! I miss you and think of you every day!!

Wendie Wyant (Stanfill)

December 11, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

April 29, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you sir for your service.

Manchester, NH

December 24, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 26, 2006

30 yrs. ago and not to be forgotten my brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, God bless the Wyant family..

PO T. Russell (Ret.)
City of Miami PD Fla.

August 15, 2006

rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

God bless you always.

Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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