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Night Watch Officer John Gould

Oxford Village Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, February 13, 1925

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Reflections for Night Watch Officer John Gould

Thank you Brother John Gould for your service to the Town of Oxford . May you rest in peace forever.

Detective William B. Boushelle (Ret)
Tucson Police Department, Tucson, Arizona

November 9, 2018

Officer Gould, thank you for your service. I just read in the paper that you are receiving a proper grave marker due to the effort of Oxford Police Sgt. Michael Solwold and retired Capt. James Malcolm and support from the community. May you rest in peace.

Undersheriff Ralph Boudreau, Jr.
Iosco County Sheriff's Office

May 14, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

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

February 13, 2012

A hero is honored today, RIP Sir

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 13, 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
Sergeant
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

July 23, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor the memory of Officer Gould and to acknowledge his ultimate sacrifice.

May he never be forgotten.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

February 8, 2007

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

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 13, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Gould.

Officer Kevin Turley
Jacksonville Police Department (Alabama)

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