Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Jack Lee Spencer, Sr.

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1998

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Reflections for Captain Jack Lee Spencer, Sr.

Capt. Spencer,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like t say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2023

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 5, 2020

Rest in peace Captain Spencer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2019

Capt. Spencer,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2018

RIP, you gave your all! You will always be remembered.

ASAC (Ret) Lindbergh Alfred
BIA, Dist III, Phoenix

September 6, 2013

"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, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary year of your death and the eighth anniversary of your son's line of duty 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 25, 2009

Thinking of you and your son today and your loved ones who face today and every day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

September 5, 2008

It has been over ten years since I first got to work with you and I learned a few tricks of the trade from "Captain Jack." Thanks for the memories and tips. I'm keeping watch here in Western Nevada. God Bless!

Special Agent Molly Hernandez
US DOI, BIA - Western Nevada Agency

August 24, 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 27, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you will never be forgotten


January 21, 2008

I salute you for your long and dedicated career to law enforcement. You and your son are both heroes and will never be forgotten as heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 4, 2006

Jack - how time flies. It has been almost 8 years since you have been gone. I know you are watching over us and keeping us safe. I know that you and Creighton are together again. God bless you always. Tamra & Augie

Mr & Mrs Augustine D. Abeita
BIA / FOPIC - close friends

March 28, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Captain Spencer.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 11, 2004

You made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. We are proud of you and thankful for all of your service. I'm sure your son was most proud of you as he followed behind you. May God bless you and your family. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

September 17, 2003

Jack Sr. We miss you very much, and now Creighton is with you. Jack Jr. tells everyone that now we have two Guardian Angels watching over us, and God has two of the best cops with him.

We Love and Miss You.

Jack Jr. (son) & Kay (wife)

Wife Lancy Kay Spencer

I just wanted to leave a message to the family of Captain Spencer. All of you have been through so much trauma but you are so lucky to have been blessed to have known and loved two heros. They died protecting and serving our country and for that I know we will always be thankful. Remember you have two angels watching over you. Rest in Peace Officers.

Dana Perot
Survivor (Fiance') of Deputy Joseph C. Rodgers eow - 4- 9 -97

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