Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Brother Jeff, I can picture you still singing for the Lord you love so much. I miss hearing you. Say hi to Mike, Richard and James D. for me. Reserve a white Road King for me. Josie, we miss you down here.
Ray Loomis
One of the "Last of the Iron Horsemen"

Traffic Officer Ray Loomis(retired)
Albuquerque Police Department

December 16, 2005

Jeff- Thanks for your friendship, for your help and support when I needed a hand. I miss those Clint Eastwood imitations and your goofy jokes. You were right: there really ARE people out there who are "three sandwiches short of a picnic".

Phyllis Townsend Galloway
Friend, DNHS Class of 1973

September 19, 2005

Jeff, you were the best brother anyone could have ever had and I miss you more than words can express. You are often in my dreams and you always have a smile on your face, give me a big hug and say "I'm so glad you're here." I will see you again someday my brother.

Jillian Renata Russsell

September 17, 2005

HEY ROOMATE, ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER "FISTFULLA DOLLARS" THIS ON WAS LONG AND HEAVY....2 MORE BROTHERS JOINING YOU SHOW THEM THE WAY

DETECTIVE JOHN MESSIMER
APD

August 24, 2005

Sir,

I had the privelage of meeting you only once, and it was truly an honor. Those few hours I was able to spend with you on Christmas Day 2001 will stay with me forever. The generosity of your family and the time you took to show me around meant a lot to me. I was awe struck and saddened by the phone call i received the night of your death. I had tears in my eyes and a sadness in my heart at your funeral. It was a touching service and all I wish is that your family had you back, and I had more time to get to know you better. I apologize for not keeping my promise to you, and would do it all differently if I had the chance to do it over. You were a great man and respected by so many. You are truly a fallen hero in the minds and hearts of your family and the people of Albuquerque. May God Bless your family, may he watch over them, and protect them as I know you would have. My thoughts are with your family everyday as they have been since that tragic day. I wish the world hadn't lost such a great man, father, and police officer. You're missed greatly by so many...

Jon Frankel

J. Frankel
USNAVY

August 24, 2005

Jeff,
You've come back into our hearts and prayers. Mike and Rich on the way to 82 you at your new beat. Welcome them with open arms and make sure they know where to get the best coffee. Keep you eyes on us until the rest of us can join you boys. We love you and miss you.

Dean Ferguson
Albuquerque Police

August 21, 2005

Hey Jeff, thought I'd come by and say how I miss ya. Never had a dull momement around you.... and the great conversations we had on our 61's. I hear you singing once in a while,we always talked of the true cowboy songs, what a voice you had...we'll start a duet when I join ya.. "Blue shadow's" Take care for now brother..

Former officer-Joe Shaw
APD

August 21, 2005

We've missed you, and thought of you often, Jeff. Now it's time for you to prepare a place for Mike and Rich. They are coming to join you on your new beat - welcome them and let them know we will do everything that we can for their families.
Your 82 is coming - will be there soon.

Dean Ferguson, Civilian
Albuquerque Police Dept

August 20, 2005

It was wonderful knowing a person like you. You brought so much joy to others around you. You helped my family through one of the most difficult times in our lives. For that alone I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rest In Peace my friend.

J Berry

August 19, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Jeffrey did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Jeffrey be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Russell's family, friends, and co-workers must have gone through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all,especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Jeffrey but from reading these reflections I am certain Jeffrey was well respected and well loved. Jeffrey will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I'm sure Jeffrey continues to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Officer Russell for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 10, 2005

Jeff, It's been awhile. Still think of you often. As a new cop on the streets, you were one of my mentors. You were the example I tried to follow. You always had a smile and a kind word. You were a man of character. Rest in peace my friend. God bless you and your family for your ultimate sacrifice.

Sgt. Cliff Saylor
Albuquerque Police Dept.

June 25, 2005

It's never easy losing a brother or sister to sensless acts. It takes character and a lot of dedication and pride to train on a Honor Guard. It takes an even stronger character to bury one who was trained to be there for others in their time of sorrow. Sympathies to the whole department, even more so to the Honor Guard, for losing someone so special.

September 28, 2003

Jeff, You were a great training officer and friend. I learned a lot from you. Even though you were a Redskin fan and I love the Raiders we shared some fun sports talk. I'm gonna miss you big fella. Officer Rob Duren III, Albuquerque Police Dept.

Officer Robert Duren III
Albuquerque Police Department

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
REST IN PEACE OFFICER.
SEMPER FI

Anonymous

Rest in peace. You patroled the streets of hell, now the hevens call for you to protect theirs. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Jeff, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)

Isaiah 40:31

Ptl. Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN

JEFF, REST IN PEACE BROTHER.YOU WILL BE MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

DEPUTY RON BUCHHOLZ
SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

WE at NREL send you and your family our condolences. We will keep you all in our prayers. May God be with you.

PFO Troy Gibson FormerAPD Officer
DOE/NREL

May the God of all comfort place his tent over you. Please remember to throw all your burdens upon the Lord and he will sustain you. PS.55-22

DEAR JEFF,
YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED. IT WAS AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH YOU.I WILL HOLD MANY MEMORIES OF THE TIME WE SHARED ON THE DEPT TOGETHER FOREVER IN MY HEART.GOD BLESS JOSIE WALES.

YOUR FRIEND
AL

ALBERT LONGOBARDI
ALBUQ POLICE DEPT

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER JEFF RUSSELL. GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY HE KEEP YOU IN HIS ARMS. STAY SAFE BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

"BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, FOR THEY SHALL BE CALLED THE CHILDREN OF GOD" MATTHEW 5:9

Patrolman Duane Carpenter
Gonzales Police Department (LA)

He rode at my side in battle and as one of the four of "J"
Troop 5th Texas Cav., I shall never forget him. Some day
Josey we'll whoop 'em again. We shall meet at that last
round-up, and until then you are forever with us and we with
yo

Capt. J. Craig McClure
USAF & Former Police Officer

jeff russell,was a good friend,and fellow officer,we were the same age and talked frequently about that,,he had a cheerful smile and used it alot,,, i'll miss him forever,,and i shall never forget him nor his bright smile.

patrolman 1st class s costales
albuq police dept

Jeff,
It was fun working with you way back when in the southeast area, and the times on those slow Sunday mornings when we would just park and talk. But I know you found your place when you went to motors. Time and time again you would tell me to come to motors because "it was the best job on the department BAR NONE - BAR NONE". I will always remember those Clint Eastwood lines you would say.( I wonder if Clint Eastwood knows he lost his biggest fan) And now when I watch a Eastwood movie it will have a little bit more meaning. You will be missed. And our thoughts to your wife and kids.

Officer Mark E. Mabry , Kat and the ki
Albuquerque

Thank you Officer Russell for your service to our community. You are remembered as a hero and as a member of a great Police Department.

Albuquerque citizen

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