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Officer Jeffrey Cole Russell

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Jeffrey Cole Russell

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

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2022

Remembering you and your beautiful voice. Loved hearing you sing Midnight Cry.

Lorrie Loomis-APD wife

January 8, 2022

Never forget you brother.

Retired Jerry Hicks
APD

October 2, 2021

It's been along time since we worked together and I still think of you often with great memories.

Retired Cisco Martinez
APD

March 28, 2021

It's been along time since we worked together and I still think of you often with great memories.

Retired Cisco Martinez
APD

March 28, 2021

He loved The bagpipes..! Him singing Danny boy was a tear jerker. Jeff was all that was good in a man... he is. Ow and forever will be sorely missed.
Bill Horn,
High Desert Pipes and Drums

Pipe Major
High desert

January 10, 2019

Hi Jeff, it has been a long time since we hung out together. Remember we used to go back and forth with Clint Eastwood (Dirty Harry) sayings? I still remember you singing our National Anthem, you had a set of pipes too! You were a great Police Officer and I do miss you very much! Rest in peace my dear friend.

Keith D. Miller - Deputy Warden
NMCD

February 23, 2018

I have read all the wonderful things said about you..You must have been a great police officer, father, son and brother. Thank you so much for you sacrifice. I am a Russell family genealogist.

Kenneth Russell Wilson
9th cousin 1x removed

April 27, 2016

Jeff, we lost John Messimer this week. Look out for him and show him the ropes up there. You guys will not be forgotten.

steven aragon
Former APD

December 26, 2015

There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. …You know who you are. You know your purpose.

Citizen of ABQ
Son of an APD officer

October 30, 2015

Hello Jeff. I think about you, Doreene and the kids all the time but was thinking about you more today for some reason. I too, like others have said, am a better person for having known you. I still laugh when I think back to some of the times we had in the APD Motor Unit. I remember the Balloon Fiesta before your accident when you stayed at my house so you didn't have to drive all the way home because we had a double event that night. You told me we needed to go by the Big-I Sub to get your "diddy bag" before we went to the house. I laughed and said "what the hell is a diddy bag Jeff?". Then you informed me that it was a bag you kept all your stuff in like deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc. I still laugh to this day when I think about you saying "diddy bag". Every time I see anything related to Clint Eastwood I think of you. I just wanted you to know that I you haven't been forgotten and I still think of you often. Until we meet again, Take care my friend.....

Ofc. Kenny Sadler
APD/Retired

May 18, 2015

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

Jeff, I didn't know what happened to you 11 years ago. I was thinking of you and Googled your name and found this. What a great loss.

I remember when we were kids on Dakota street. Our block track meets, catching leaves falling off the trees in your front yard, doing crazy stuff like hyperventilating till we would pass out (great fun). I remember you being the free throw king...how many in a row? A hundred or more? You were tall and lanky and we were all dorky kids. I remember Ruben and I tying a hundred rubber bands together, stretching them out by the locker room door at Cleveland Jr High and snapping the first ninth grader to walk out...you. You should have patented the dance you did after the rubber band hit you in the inner thigh. Glad it was you that we hit, cause Ruben and I would have gotten our asses kicked if it were anyone else, but you were forgiving and Ruben and I were so sorry, but we all laughed till we cried. I remember you and your dad hand painting your car and then going "hard topping". We played football in the street, raced our bikes, threw smoke bombs and cruised the mall. We would lie in your yard, look at the sky and point out cloud dragons and bears, or watch the stars at night and dream of what our futures held.

Jeff, I am proud that I could call you friend so many years ago, that you became the man people would admire and strive to become. I didn't know that you had become a family man. From what I've read here you are a great one.

Thanks for being my friend, I'll miss you.

Paul M. Park

Paul Park
Friend

December 5, 2012

Every year is just as hard on this day. Ten years have gone by without you and I miss you so much just the same. Thank you for watching over us. I love you so much and continue to try to make you proud.

Tamara Russell
Daughter

January 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family in in my heart's embrace today. For the first time since I started postng on ODMP for other officers I have actuallly had to stop writing because of the flowing tears..I was totally undone when your now son-inllaw wrote asking for permission to marry your beautiful daughter.


Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family in in my heart's embrace today. For the first time since I started postng on ODMP for other officers I have actuallly had to stop writing because of the flowing tears..I was totally undone when your now son-inllaw wrote asking for permission to marry your beautiful daughter.


Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

Hi dad. Today will be one of the happiest days of my life, as I will be marrying the most amazing man I've known since you. Something will be missing without you here, but I know you are watching over us today and that in some way you will be there. I love you very much and wish so much that you were here today. I miss you.

Tamara Russell
Oldest daughter

December 27, 2011

I just wanted to tell you thank you, dad, for bringing a great man back into my life after all these years. I know that you are taking care of me the best way that you can and I want you to know how much I appreciate it. I've been waiting for this to happen for so long and I know you had a hand in it. I love you so much and will always appreciate how much you loved us.

Tamara Russell
Daughter

August 9, 2011

Hi Dad. I was just thinking of you today and wished I could talk with you about everything going on in my life right now. What I wouldn't give to have your advice and your shoulder to cry on. I miss you so much and I'm always thinking of you. I love you.

Tamara Russell
Daughter

July 12, 2011

Hey dad Ive been thinking about you lately i really miss you mom has been telling me more and more about you I wish you were on earth with me Ive seen a lot of tapes of when i was little life seemed pretty awesome when you were around but things turned out for the best so i came to say i love you and god did this for a good reason Ive changed a lot while you've been gone id probably still be with short hair, baseball hat and overalls I wouldn't mind it though it makes me really sad when I see other kids dads but I know that your in a better place i love you dad and I know its one less day that I have to live on this earth and then the whole family could be together and all my friends I think you would like Aldin hes just like me we will have really good times in heaven I love you dad and i miss you.

Clint Russell
Son

January 21, 2011

Yesterday marked 9 years that you were taken from us... every year on this day we will honor your life yet be reminded of our loss... miss you so much Jeff :(

Jillian Russell
sister of Police officer

January 9, 2011

Happy birthday Dad. Miss you and thinking of you as always.

Tamara Russell
Daughter

September 27, 2010

We would have been 20 years married today.... to say, "I love you and miss you very much" is a minimal speck of how I feel. I'll love you always and am doing my best to wait patiently, remember and honor God's promise, that one day all tears will only be tears of joy.......

Doreene

August 11, 2010

Happy Father's Day Dad! I've been missing you a lot lately and feel like there's so much I would love to talk to you about. I love you.

Tamara Russell
Daughter

June 20, 2010

So many conversations I wish we could have, questions I would like to have answers to. We are all doing the best we can........love you always- me and the kids....

Anonymous

January 8, 2010

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