Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jerrold Joseph "Jerry" Wyss

Decatur Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, October 23, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerrold Joseph "Jerry" Wyss

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Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

October 23, 2017

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

Officer 11169

February 4, 2013

Still miss you!

Decatur Police Department

October 23, 2012

It's so hard to believe that it has been 10 years ago today that GOD took you in his arms.

To be truthful I was mad at GOD for a long time because of this, but then found that GOD uses these moments to make me closer to him.

You ARE and will NEVER be forgotten by me my brother.

Two years ago I took K-9 Ronny to the area of your grave, and he found you, and laid down on top of you. When I called for him to load up, he would not leave your side, he hasn't forgot his training bite buddy.
I laid him to rest on 02-18-11 please watch over him, until we all meet again.


K-9 Officer Jim Franze
Decatur Police Department

October 23, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighth 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.

Rest In Peace.

To your family: I understand the meaning of lives forever altered and know that the hurt of losing a beloved never goes away...the pain and pride are forever. I pray for your solace.

Phyllis Loya


October 23, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


November 7, 2008

7 years ago today. This happened a little over a month after we lost our first
Whatcom County Deputy in similar circumstances. I see that Matt's Dad left a
reflection, too. I am sorry you are having to walk this sometimes lonely,
always heartbreaking road. It is sooo hard to lose these young officers in their prime, with young families that need them desperately. God promises to be a Father to the Fatherless, and speaking from experience, I know He watches out for us and provides for us in many amazing ways. You have many happy memories from the past, but He promises also to give you a future. Don't forget it because it is so easy to get lost in the present pain. God bless you on your painful journey and may you experience His healing.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


October 20, 2008

It's nice to imagine how you welcomed Grandma Mary into God's heavenly realm, and Tom Coolman too. I'm sure Grandpa Leon had something to say when he saw you! A lot of "very loved" people are now there with you. We won't ever forget you or others that have passed on before us. Keep protecting us and guiding us until we meet again. God Bless your soul.


July 28, 2008

Jerry.....You are missed each and every day. I saw Sam and he is like looking at you. You would be so proud of him and what he is doing now. I know you are looking down and smiling on him and keeping an eye out for all of us. I have learned alot about people in the past few years, and even if they treat others mean, I always remember how you treated people and that gives me hope. I never forget Jerry Wyss.


July 16, 2008

I have fond memories of my sophomore year in high school and we were in the same Latin 1 class. You sat behind me--you were always so nice--even though I was an underclassman=) I remember thinking "here's a guy who's going somewhere and is going to do good with is life." I always appreciated your kindess. You always have been and always will be a hero!

Lelah W.

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 9, 2008

It's been six years Jerry and you are not forgotten nor will you ever be. Alot has changed and we will never be the same without you. Watch over us brother and when God decides it is time, I'll see you on the other side.

Decatur Police

October 22, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Van Den Berghe

October 19, 2007

Jerry and I went to ILEA and were in the same squad. I did not know him very well,but that doesn't matter because he his still a brother Police Officer and a Brother in Arms. God bless your family Jerry and you help to keep Heaven safe.

Patrolman 1st Class S.Michael Tate
ACPD/NMPD - Retired

August 20, 2007

You have not been forgotten. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Wrap your wings around your loved ones and protect them and guide them. Also, keep watch over those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line.

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

October 23, 2006

may god bless you and you will never be forgotten.r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

October 3, 2006

Jerry, It is 4 years today. Time goes by so fast, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you and I know you are watching over us. Thinking about you today, and I am glad you are looking down and protecting us.

October 23, 2005

Still thinking of you. God's peace to your soul and God bless Amanda in her new life. It's hard to let you go even now.

August 9, 2005

Happy Birthday, Jerry. Miss you.

June 19, 2005


we still think of you quite often. Help keep us safe. Will see you again in the future.


Indiana State Police

March 1, 2005

Jerry, it is 3 years ago tonight. I have came here every year on 10-23 to celebrate your life. I want you to know that Amanda and Sam are fine, but you already know that. I know you are in a much better place than we are. I think about you all the time, and I really hope someday soon I will get to follow in your footsteps. I thought I was a going to a few years ago, but things did not work out. Jerry, when they do, I know you will be my co-pilot and I know you will be with me. Never forget you Jerry....God Bless

October 23, 2004

Jerry, it is almost 3 years now. I remember all the great times we had together and the fun times at Purdue. There is not one day that goes by, that I do not imagine you patrolling the city. I know what it meant to you and thanks for all the career advice!

October 18, 2004


July 16, 2004

Its been 2 years already. You are not forgotten. A day does not go by that I do not think about you. Miss you Jerry!!


October 23, 2003

Rest in Peace are not forgotten


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