Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jerrard F. Young

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, May 21, 1971

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Reflections for Officer Jerrard F. Young

Officer Young,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 21, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

May 21, 2021

Officer Young, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

Officer Young ..... I just happened to reflect on my years serving with the Metropolitan Police DC and you came to mind. It's been over 46 years after we served in the same district, but you are not forgotten brother.

Ret. Officer Mike Rosenblatt
Montgomery Co. P.D. '73-'95. MPDC '70-73 4th District

September 1, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 21, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 27, 2012

We were in the academy together, he was a fine officer.
Det. James Hairston

Det. James Hairston
Metropolitan Police

October 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 21, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Officer Jerrard F. Young,

Like you, I was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department (Class #191). I left the MPDC in 1970 to join the Pennsylvania State Police.

I read the circumstances of your death. In simple terms, you are a true hero. Anyone who wears a badge and approaches an individual to make an arrest is placed at a severe disadvantage. Because we must think and act as a trained professional we must permit those we arrest the first move. Who among us that represents the law has not made himself a target routinely and regularly? Who among us walks another day only because we have been lucky enough not to have confronted the rat and the scoundrel that you did the day he took your life?

Each of us that is retired has not reached the end of his career because he or she is more superior than another law officer. We are simply fortunate to have taken the risks of law enforcement and beaten the odds. Any praise and honor that we receive is because of you and law officers like you. Brave, daring, conscientious and willing to do his duty inspite of the odds.

So on this day and at this time, Officer Jerrard F. Young, I salute you because you have made the sacrifice most of us have never had to make. And those that have made this sacrifice, I am certain, have received you as a fellow hero. They have taken you among them where selfless service, bravery, admiration, comaradrie, respect and honor are more than words. They are the true links that bond one hero to another. A legion of heros who will surely be received by a loving God because you have stood for, lived for and died... for others. As a fellow law-officer, and a mortal being, I find no sin in that.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 25, 2008

Thinking of you on National Peace Officers Day.

May 15, 2008

You are not forgotten. Rest easy Brother.

Former Police Officer (Dist.Hghts. MD)
Warrenton, Virginia

May 21, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Young, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

Officer Young, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

October 24, 2006

Jerrard, as you now know, Jesus Loves You, so do we!

John 3:16

RB Wade
MPDC Academy Class 71-14
First District 1971-1973

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, VA Police

September 22, 2004

I was just one year old when you left this life for better things. Now I am a police officer in Washington and in DC Superior Court quite often. I have eaten many breakfasts, lunches and a drink or two in the FOP with your picture looking over us all. Just wanted to let you know that you have not been forgotten in Washington.


February 21, 2004

Greater love hath no man, than to lay down his life for others. Rest in peace and say a special hello to my father who died at approximately the same time as you. The world is a better place because of men like you. God bless.

Disabled Peace Officer

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