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Police Officer Julie Rochelle Jacks

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 6, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer Julie Rochelle Jacks

My dear Jules…

I can’t believe 10 years have passed since I last saw you. In a way it seems like yesterday, but then again it seems longer. Strange how this grief/loss process works. I miss you so much. I came across this yesterday….

I thought of you with love
today but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too.

I think of you in silence.
I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and
your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping.
I have you in my heart.

I love you. You’ll forever be in my heart.

Mom

May 4, 2012

While driving home from a trip to the south, I happened to travel over Julie's memorial highway. Not being from the area, I googled her name to see who she was and what had happened. Four hours and many tears later I have finally finished reading all 22 pages of reflections from her family, colleagues and complete strangers. I am a 26 year old girl still looking for my way in life and reading about Julie has changed my outlook on everything. I will live a life that I am proud of so that I can leave this world with even just 1% of what Julie has left for all of us. She seemed to be, to understate it, an extremely remarkable woman. Please know that even 9 years after her death that she is still making a positive impact on the world. May god bless you all.

Jill

March 18, 2012

My dear Jules…
Your life has touched more people than I’ll ever know. Today, there was a woman that came into my office for business. As she was getting ready to leave, she looked at your picture on my shelf and asked if that officer was the one that was killed a while back. I told her, yes and that you were my daughter and it has almost been ten years. Big tears came up in her eyes and she proceeded to tell me of the encounter you had with her one day in Chattanooga. She said you told her that she was better than the trouble she was in and her mother hadn’t raised her to be this way. She said no one had ever really talked to her like that before. I told her I was so proud of you and that you had been such a blessing. She said you were a blessing to her too. Your words had changed her life for the better.
Thanks for being such a wonderful daughter and caring police officer.
All my love…

Mom

March 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Jules! Love and Miss you! See you soon!

Amy Jones
CPD

February 7, 2012

It’s your birthday again, and I miss you so much. We would always celebrate your birthday and have such fun. Those days made some of the wonderful memories that get us through each year.

See you soon….

All my love

Mom

February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday (Feb. 7) sweet angel.
I love you.
J

J
family

February 5, 2012

Yesterday, I felt like you were watching over me. Thank you.

Sister in Blue
Chattanooga Police Dept

January 6, 2012

My dear Jules...
Looked at old pictures with Ashley, Ginger, Sheree, Allie & Ethan last night. Wonderful memories. We laughed so much. There were so many fun times....and you were at the center of them all. We miss you so much.
See you soon.
Love

Mom

December 24, 2011

As I read these reflections, I have a ripping feeling in my heart and a flood in my eyes that I am holding back. I never met you, but you inspire the hell out of me. In a weird kind of way, I hope that I am picking up where you left off everyday that I put on this uniform.
Thank you for watching over us.
I look forward to meeting you....

P. O.
Chattanooga Police Dept.

November 23, 2011

Thinking of you. Love you.

J
Family

September 21, 2011

Today I remember a sweet little girl that brought us so much happiness. Always in my thoughts....Forever loved and never forgotten. J

Anonymous

May 6, 2011

On this the ninth anniversary of your death I want your family and friends to know that many of us in this profession still miss and honor your courage and sacrifice. May you rest in eternal peace sister, we'll man your post on the thin blue line.

Deputy Sheriff T.B. Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

May 6, 2011

My dear Jules....
It's been 9 years now. Seems so long ago and yet like it was just yesterday. Still miss you so much. All of my love...

Mom

May 6, 2011

It is hard to believe that it is been 9 long years. You are NOT forgotten. Rest easy Officer Jacks.

Police Officer

May 6, 2011

Happy Anniversary in Heaven. We miss you!

Anonymous

May 6, 2011

I remember when this happened. I was just a student in a CJ degree program. I thought about this before entering Law Enforcement. You are an inspiration. I know that bad things happen, but for some odd reason, I remember thinking about this career path. You were so beautiful. If I take anything away from your story, it is to never ever let my guard down. Thank you for watching over all of us in Law Enforcement. You are a hero!

Anonymous

April 26, 2011

Julie, another great officer from the CPD went to be with the Lord on 4-2-11. It brought back so many memories of the day you went to heaven. Chattanooga has lost two of it's finest people ever. I guess with all that said, I just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten!

Ric Davis
Hamilton County Parks & Recreation

April 11, 2011

Today another brother in blue from CPD was taken from us by a coward with a gun. This brings back so many memories of the day you were taken from this earth. I never new you but I am part of the law enforcement family from a neighboring county. My heart broke that day as it is today for the family of an Officer who was just doing his job. Rest in peace Julie. Welcome Tim with open arms and show him the ropes of the new streets he will now patrol.

SSgt. Melissa Griffin
Catoosa County Sheriff's Office / Jail

April 2, 2011

Thank you Officer Jacks for your service. Your courage is an inspiraton to all who wear a uniform. You will never be forgotten. Your watch ended 9 years ago this May, and I know you haved rested easy in God's arms since that day. It is my honor to offer you a final salute.

LEO-189 N.C.

March 7, 2011

Remembering a special girl on her birthday. I love you. Judie

Anonymous

February 7, 2011

My dear Jules,

Today is your birthday. I'm sad because your life was cut short and I miss you so much. Now, finally, I smile more than cry when I think of you. You left me with so many wonderful memories. I was truly blessed having you for a daughter and friend. We'll celebrate together some day soon.

All my love,

Mom

February 7, 2011

Wow, Just saw you on COPS...shot in 2002. WHat a shame; they all said what a great officer that you are.

Anonymous

December 29, 2010

My Dear Jules….

I miss you so much, especially at this time of the year. You’re always in my heart. See you soon.

All my love…..
Mom

Anonymous

December 21, 2010

Julie I think of you so often and we shared a love for Willie Nelson, "you were always on my mind" "angel flying to close to the ground" "on the road again" well here we are in the holiday season and this is my first time to send a message on this site but I didn't want to pass up the chance again so I will end with I miss you and you were such a special young lady. Funny how I just realized it was this time of year I first met you, your step-mother is my sister. You were blessed with a great family #1 and family#2 but we all were blessed even more that we knew you!!! I get comfort by knowing I will see you again some day my dear friend/family.

Karen Chambers
Extended family

November 30, 2010

Julie, the years pass but you are still fresh in everyones memory. Miss you sweetie

Sgt. Janice Atkinson (CPD retired)
Chattanooga Police Department

October 28, 2010

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