Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1996

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Joseph Creegan

It is amazing how so much time has passed, yet time stands still. My memories are as strong as they where prior to your passing. The way my heart and mind have been touched by the very simple and basic kindness and thoughtfullness that you shared, still amazes me. I have never looked at my children the same. The pride of family and the love you had for yours just so touched me. Those few talks we had about raising sons meant so much to me and affected me so deeply. For anyone who is reading this, please never take your family, especially your childrens needs for granted. Never be afraid to hug them and say "I love you". Take time to read to them and talk to them...........and be strong and supportive of them....


February 21, 2004

John, I have never had the chance to meet you. However I have had the pleasure of working with your son for the last few months. He is an extremely hard worker, and it's obvious that you taught him well. I am honored to work with Ofc. Creegan. God Bless You.


December 19, 2003

John was a good friend we where stationed together in Recruiting in New York and in Orlando. I remember him when e first cae through he doors in recruiting I remember his wife Toni and how much he use to talk about his family. John just to see your picture hit is so hard to believe you are not here with me, but you will always be in my heart... Love You Brother

Tony Johnson

Many officers are shot and killed because they are defending us as U.S citizens. This officer was doing his duty when he was killed. The teenagers even gave him the finger in sheer mockery. We need to pull together to protect our Police force as they are protecting us. Many families must grieve every year at this time because some person decides to get himself in trouble and take his anger out on an officer.

Officers watch over our lives,

They watch over there children and their wives.

Then someone comes along and ends their life,

Maybe with a gun, maybe with a knife.

We need to honor their feats and thier good will,

Take a moment of silence, a moment to be still.

That is all I have to say, thank you.

Concerned Citizen




Your son has started with the department. I am sure that he will honor your name. I still remember you. I will never forget you. I will look out for him and help him in any way that I can. Please watch over all of us.


Rest in peace. We have the watch now.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

Being a behind the scenes (civil) employee was not looked at as being one the team, but you never thought of us that way. No matter what unit you visited, you brought a smile to everyones face. If you were having a difficult day, no one would have ever known. I can still see you standing in my units office showing off a picture of your family. You were so proud. Your strong positive nature and that smile will always touch my heart. I have looked at my children so differently since that day. You were truly a gentleman. Your family was highly blessed with having you in their lives. It is impossible to forget someone like you. May you keep watch over your family and guide them, for you are truly one of the "ANGELS"!!


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