Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jeffrey A. Young

Kansas City Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 1, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Jeffrey A. Young

Rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 1, 2020

Officer Young,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kansas City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 1, 2019

Many thanks for your service to our country

John Haseltine - Civilian

November 27, 2016

Jeff I was on the bridge that night when the paramedics were attending you. I apprehended the murderer that night. I was at the hospital the day you passed over into the loving arms of our Lord. Jeff your my hero.
I can't stop thinking about that night and I wish everyone would know about your bravery and sacrifice. I'll see you again brother.

Sergeant retired Tim Hausback
Kansas City Kansas Police Dept.

June 23, 2014

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 26, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service, you will never be forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 13, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twentieth 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 13, 2009

"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

January 17, 2008

On the eve of the anniversary of your passing, we remember you today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased that your murderer was denied parole.

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

October 12, 2007

Jeff, I know you're alseep in death and don't realize I'm writing this, but I just want you to know that I value our friendship. I'll always remember shooting those landings at the airport with you in the plane. I remember your plans of building your own kit plane and flying it. Your sense of humor was very funny, and there were a lot of times you would crack a whole room of us up with your antics. But mostly, I remember seeing the agony in your wife's face at your wake. I will never forget the pain.
Sleep peacefully, my friend...

Steve Brandon

July 7, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 26, 2007

G-d Bless.

October 13, 2006

I worked with Jeff.. He was a dedicated Officer. We continue the fight here where you so valiantly served Jeff and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

CPT Randy Eskina
Kansas City, Kansas Police

December 9, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace

October 13, 2004

Jeff, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Even though I was only 5, you will never be forgotten. I'm following in the family's footsteps by becoming an MP. You would be so proud of me, and I'm proud of you. You gave the ultimate sacrifice, and we'll never forget you. We miss you.

Kenneth Young
U.S. Army

February 3, 2004

I miss my uncle so much. People need to weigh their actions carefully.


Officer Jeff "Gopher" Young will always be in my thoughts.

His family and I have been friends since the 70's.

I will never forget that night of your end of watch......

Master Trooper Larry E. Roland
Kansas Highway Patrol

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