Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper John Gregory Mann

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, January 1, 2001

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Reflections for Trooper John Gregory Mann

it's been 19yrs ,still missing you my brother

Bobby W. Trotter Capt. (Retired)
Tenn. Hwy. Patrol

January 1, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Mann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 6, 2019

RIP John, you are remembered.

Special Agent, Ret.

January 1, 2018

Rip brother, prayers to your department and family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

January 2, 2017

Thinking of you friend. You where one of my mentors when I first started in law enforcement while working in Williamson County. Thank you for your encouragement. Keep all those military vets in check up there. Marines can still be a rowdy bunch

PTL/FTO-Ret J.B Rose
LaVergne Tennessee

January 1, 2017

To all of you who've left a message for my uncle, my rock, my biggest supporter EVER IN LIFE ON EARTH, my heart over flows with love for you. The same kind of love that Uncle Greg had for so many. Nothing can fill the void left by him, but boy oh boy, the good memories to make the sting of death a little more tolerable. Remember well...remember him often!

Shannon Mann

June 6, 2016

Hey sweetie, hard to comprehend it's been over 14 years since I've seen that grin. Or had trouble cuz I didn't keep the fork. 14 years...lots of changes...moving on finally. Say 'hi' to JE for me since I'm sure he's up there cracking bad jokes. Last conference was a huge success. You would have loved it.

CM3, Dummy T.
Dept of Children's Services

January 7, 2015

Trooper Mann;
My son was killed October 9, 2003 in Clare County Michigan. My cousin, Maquette, drove all the way down here for his funeral. I think of you and your heroism often.
Now each year I hold a Project Blue Light ceremony to honor all of those who give the supreme sacrifice and those who risk their lives each day. This year I will add your name to our roll call of heroes. I am sorry I didn't do it sooner. Please know that you will never be forgotten and that your heroism was not in vain.

Mary Fisher
Mother of Deputy Kevin Sherwood, EOW 10/09/03

July 30, 2014

Hey brother, I know that it has been a while since I have logged on and chatted with you. I just wanted to let you know that I have not nor will ever forget you! Take care my brother and rest in peace, you deserve it!!!!

former dispatcher
former thp dispatcher

September 12, 2013

A tribute to a great law enforcement officer:

Thank you for your service Trooper Mann.

Lieutenant LF E
Tennessee Highway Patrol - Retired

November 21, 2012

John; I know you never thought that you had touched as many lives as you did; but you are missed. Go with God.

Retired State Trooper
Tenn. Highway Patrol

May 3, 2012

Tomorrow marks 11 years since you left us.

I think about you often friend. God bless!

Sgt. Tim Coleman
Berry Hill Police

December 31, 2011

A True Friend in a short Time Frame, Thanks for letting me meet you.

Trooper Stan Talley
Alabama DPS
September 26,2011

Trooper Stan Talley
Alabama Department Of public safety

September 26, 2011

Thinking of you today John on this Memorial Day. May God keep you in the palm of his hand and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Lt. Preston Donaldson
Tennessee Highway Patrol

May 30, 2011

We still remember all you were to us. You are in our hearts and will forever be missed. We hold tight to your memory and the friendship we shared. (and) I still have your bear!

Jakki & Alexandra


January 1, 2011

It's hard to be thankful today when you've lost a loved one.
I hope John's family is doing well. I do know I am thankful that I got to know and work with John.

Ret. Trp Peay

November 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th anniversary year 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.

I pray for the solace of all who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

The purpose of life is to glorify God. You did a fine job and your reward is in
Heaven. I look forward to meeting you some day. With love from one coast
of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 1, 2009

Trooper Mann, I saw you at a Trooper Graduation back in 2000. You was in the Honor Guard. May I say you were the picture of Pride and Honor. I remember that night. I was working. Immediately it came to my mind who you were and where I had seen you. I wish I had know you. It is always a joy to meet an officer who takes that great pride in his job and his uniform. That officer that wants to always be a shining example of professionalism with excellent behavior. You obviously possessed all those traits. You certainly were a Great Credit to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
In Rememberance of you service to the State Of TENNESSEE and to Honor your Memory.

-Just one of the Dispatcher, whos heart stops, when something like this happens. Officer in Trouble, Officer Down, are two things that a Dispatcher never, ever wants to hear.


May 29, 2008

Hi John, I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I just wanted to let you know that you are still in my heart and thoughts. I miss you....Take care and keep watching over us down here.......and I still miss talking to you about that hot water cornbread......I smile everytime I think about that......See you brother.....

CO2 Robin D. Meadows
THP-Nashville Dispatcher

February 23, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 30, 2008

Today on the 7th anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your family and loved ones who continue to mourn you.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (retired 911)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 1, 2008



December 30, 2007

May you continue to Rest in Peace... Thank you for your service.

New York State Police

September 5, 2007

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