Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Dayton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, May 23, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle

Rest in peace Officer Grossnickle. Young and heroic.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Jason K. Grossnickle of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 23, 2018

Fallen but never forgotten. ..

Sergeant A Danes
Sangamon County Sheriff's Office / Northmont class of 96

September 5, 2016

I can't believe it's been 20 years. Next to the day my dad died, this was the worst day of my career. Larry and I will forever be linked by the death of my dad and his son. Sleep well brother.

Sgt. Jimmy Rohrer
DPD - Retired

May 23, 2016

So very sad. I have family and friends who put themselves on the line daily to keep our communities safer. My heart goes out to Officers Grossnickle's family, friends and fellow officers. I wonder if this family is related to me by more than the thin blue line.

Laura K. Grossnickle Dodson

May 23, 2016

I wish I could have been there sooner for Jake and Rob. I know everyone else feels the same.

Lt. David "Nuke" Williams (ret)
Dayton PD

November 1, 2015

"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 5, 2015

My condolences to the families--professional and familial from a retired officer. May the God of all comfort, comfort each of you now and always.

Retired Cpl. Peggy Sayre
Charleston, WV PD

May 23, 2015

I remember this, as does the entire Northmont community.
RIP Jason Grossnickle.

C. Roberts, NHS Retired

May 23, 2015

Jason was a great young man, who I had a great respect for and a long friedship. He part of the great Northmont thunderbolts and his parents were also great. We will always remember him> Papa ranger and Mama ranger.

Timothy Jay Ross Sr.

May 23, 2014

I remember hearing the news, and our squad being called out to support the investigation. Remember driving in the funeral procession and it taking over an hour and a half to go by a local business. Feeling the loss as one of our local officers was laid to rest.

Darrell Perkins, Lt.
Box 21 Rescue

May 23, 2014

Jake you are not forgotten, and my heart still breaks for your family. The sacrifice you and your family have made can never be repaid. Thank you. Thank you.

dayton PD

May 2, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 23, 2012

It is hard to believe it has been 16 years, untill we meet again! You are always in our hearts

childhood friend

May 23, 2012

I did not know Jason, but we attended the same high school. However, after reading the the detailed postings on this site I know Jason was somebody you wanted to know. Jason's time on earth was filled with leaving a lasting upbeat and often times humerous affect on those who knew him.

When a tragedy like this takes place, memories are vividley recalled, cherished, and shared with others.

Jim Waldron
HUD-Office of Inspector General

July 19, 2011

On My 23 1996, I heard the policer down call being dispatched and responded to St. E to help Larry and his family and fellow police officers.

I did not know Jason but if he was anything like his Dad, Larry, he had come from a great police family.

"Jason,when your Dad arrived at the St. E's ER, I could see his face in disbelief. While in the ER, the Doc's worked on you, your Dad realized that he has lost a Son, his Best Friend and a great police officer."

God Bless and Protect the Grossnickle famiily, all Dayton Police Officers and families, past and present along with all fallen police officers around the world.

Sergent Tom Pettersen (retired 2001)
Dayton Police Department

July 16, 2011

Wow, Jake its been a long long time, Although I dont remember you our Fathers served together for a while. You are truly missed and truly a Hero and not a day goes by where I dont remember that Day it is sooo Clear, May you rest in peace. Keep a watch over Family, friends, and all of the Heros keeping us all SAFE!!!

Close Family friend

January 3, 2011

13 years, WOW! It feels like yesterday when I lost my friend from this world. I remeber the last time we hung out, two weeks before your passing. We went to a big party in union with Mom, Dad, Sis and others; after we went and shot pool at Thunderbowl for a few hours. Then it was off to the "Awful Waffle" where you passed me your Glock under the table to feel the wieght! Classic, always proud to be a DPD and the heritage you came from.

I grew up with Jake and we where friends from the minute we were on the "Grape Nuts"; our first S.A.Y soccer team together. We also attended the same Church and spent many years in each others company. The day he passed was a rainy day; fitting that God would cry on this day as I have never stoped since. As I walked with his family to his hospital room that day; I felt a peice of my heart die.

Jake you were and have always been my gaurdian angel, I know you watch over me and are the reason I have been blessed all theese years. When I look at my Son, Jacob "Jake"; I know you are present and I miss our time on the earth together. I know one day we will meet again and what a party that will be. Until then my freind, keep watch over us as you have all theese years and keep the Miller Lite chiller for me; as I will really need one by the time I get there.

Love and Friendship always!!!

Chris Runck

May 23, 2009

I went to college with Jake. We were in Spanish classes together. He also used to work out at Bally's where I worked. Jake was always so nice and had a friendly smile for everyone. He was a handsome, smart, good man all the way around. He is definitely missed.

Allison Michael

May 23, 2009

RIP fine warrior in blue.


October 2, 2008

Officer Grossnickle, I returned from a Street Survival Seminar and I learned of your story. I can assure you now that your story is going to be told and others will know of your sacrifice. I can not think of a greater honor than learning of a brave officer such as yourself.


June 22, 2008

Another year has passed without you, Jake. It still doesn't seem possible. I will cherish the memories we had at Cincy...... English class..... playing pool....and watching the sun set over the city. I am forever greatful that I had the chance for you to be a part of my life. You are a true inspiration.... a true hero. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and the impact you had on my life. Thanks for being the best friend I have ever had. You are my HERO!! Until we meet again.....


June 18, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former N.H. Police Officer
Fauquier County, Va

May 23, 2008

Well Jake, almost 12 years later and I can still remember our last conversation like it was yesterday. Standing in front of the counter in the courthouse, joking around, you said “We keep running into each other down here, we just need to get on the same squad and be partners”. Maybe we can walk the same beat in heaven, bro.

Inv. Gavin Larremore
Tallahassee, former DPD

April 18, 2008

We drove back to the academy from lunch one sunny afternoon. You always told the raunchiest jokes. I still use the "African Barking Spider" fart joke whenever fitting. You told me as we drove that you eventually wanted to go to The Feds. I thought you'd be great as an agent: your Spanish was better than mine (and I was Spanish!) and your mind was sharp. You were so much more cut out for this stuff than I was. We agreed that day we'd both make a run for it. Someday.

I hated your funeral. I lost it. It was surreal. Myself, along with the rest of your academy mates grew up too quickly. I didn't see much sense in it all after that. I can't listen to the b-pipes without getting choked up. I still tell the story of when you and I played online video games for 12 hours straight. I thank you for being the other guy in the class who played soccer and who understood why I'm a hooligan. You were energy. You were a guarantee. You ensured that I stayed positive using only your brash approach to life. Your death hit me harder than anyone at the PD ever cared to notice. Maybe they felt like rookies didn't have the right to be sad.

It wasn't supposed to be this way for you. You were supposed to go to the feds, not me. I was the one who went to DEA for a decade. You woulda loved it there, Jason. You had just the right character and the perfect sense of humor. I'm still in the feds now, but I'm toast. You could have cheered me up from time to time. Hell, I might have stayed at the PD just for the jokes.

I think I see you some times. Here and there. I shake my tunnel vision and I see it's someone else but for that moment it was you. I like to think you're checking in with me once in a while, dropping those smelly "barking spiders" and leaving me to take the blame.

See you on the other side, J. We'll do lunch.

Special Agent Ed Sarabia (USDOLOIG)
former DPD officer and academy classmate

April 4, 2008

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