Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I have never met you but I went to a school In Washingotn DC with one of your Co-Workers last year. He talked highly of you and told what a great Police Officer and Person that you were. You will never be forgotton.

Inv.Chris Vinson
Coosa Co. Sheriffs Dept

November 24, 2004

In loving memory of P.O. Julie Jacks:
It has been 6 months since I left a message so want your family to know you are not forgotten. As the holidays are approaching, I feel a sense of sadness because I know how much your presence will be missed. But the time marches on and we can still smile at all the happy memories we have of you that can never be taken away. You are an exceptional person who is still loved and admired all across this vast country of ours. What a tribute to your Dad and Mom for raising you with so much enthusiasm, courage and spirit! I am sure a part of them died along with you. May Jesus continue to heal their grief. From one coast of America to the other,

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, Washington

November 23, 2004

This story is so sad. It kills me to read it again, but I know the importance of reading these memorials more than one time, to honor the fallen heroes.

Officer Jacks is gone but not forgotten and her sacrifice was not in vain. It sickens me that a cowardly animal savagely murdered this fine young woman so callously and needlessly.

She now walks Heaven's beat with St. Michael, having answered the eternal roll call for the final time.

While we grieve her passing, we celebrate her life. My condolences to the family, colleagues and friends and all of the Chatanooga Police Department.

Rest easy young sister, we have the watch from here. God bless and be safe out there.

MSG JA Millan, NC Army Natl. Guard
US Army Military Police
Camp Bucca Iraq
Civilian officer- Chief
Avery Co. NC Public Schools,
Campus Law Enforcement

Master Sgt. JA Millan
US Army Military Police, Iraq

November 19, 2004

JULES, IT'S BEEN 2 1/2 YEARS SINCE YOU LEFT US..I CAN'T BELIEVE ITS ALREADY BEEN THAT LONG. THERE IS NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T THINK ABOUT YOU IN SOME WAY. YOUR PICTURE IS IN MY LIVING ROOM. ANYTIME THAT I FEEL DOWN I JUST LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE AND IT RAISES ME BACK UP! YOU ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. KEEP WATCHING OVER EVERYONE IN BLUE!

JILL MITCHELL

November 17, 2004

Julie,

I look at your picture daily and it gives me strength. Children often ask me who you are and why I have your picture in my car. I tell them simply, you are my angel and that you ride with me daily. I sometimes ponder the reason for your passing and it angers me, but then I realize that GOD makes no mistakes. I know that you're much happier in Heaven than you'd ever be on earth. I miss you Julie Jacks! You're forever in my heart. As we prepare for the trial of the one who took you away, I can only pray that GOD gives us all strength, wisdom and mercy to do what is pleasing in his sight.

Forever reflecting upon you...your sister in BLUE, (FOX Team)

Officer Jerri Sutton, #985
Chattanooga Police Department

October 1, 2004

As we sit here trying to make sense of it all.
We say to ourselves "How could one of our own take the critical fall."
We fight crime all day to protect and serve
This type of tragedy we don't deserve.
Taken Much Too Soon!

Although you were only here for such a short period of time
That great smile and joy of laughter will weigh heavily on our minds.
You may be gone from this world, as we know in sight
But memories of you, we will hold in our heart ever so tight.
Taken Much Too Soon!

Here today and gone tomorrow
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family during their time of sorrow.
Yet taken from us at the tender age of twenty-six
We can only say "The Lord had other things for you to fix"

So go on dear Julie, on to that better place
You have fought all your battles, and run your last race.
So do us a favor and watch over us throughout the day and night
Because you my friend will be in our thoughts forever......You have earned that special right

Deputy Kevin B. Kelley
Carteret Co. Sheriff's Office NC

September 1, 2004

TO OFFICER JACKS I HAVE BEEN READING SOME OF THE COMMENTS LEFT BY OTHERS, AND TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I AM IN TEARS. THIS IS A JOB THAT IS THANKLESS, BUT IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE A LAWENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHEN I COME TO THIS SITE AND READ THE COMMENTS. OFFICER JACKS I DID NOT KNOW YOU BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND THE CHATTANOOGA POLICE DEPT. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU. REST IN PEACE OFFICER JACKS WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE.

DEPUTY KROENING

DEPUTY KROENING
MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S ( FLORIDA KEYS)

August 28, 2004

Time has passed but I still think of you often and see things that remind me of you. I talked with a young girl the other day that I met and she discussed how she wanted to be an officer when she went to college next year. I thought of you and classes at UTC. She had the same kind of personality you had. Growing up and learning about life with you is such a great memory for me. I just thought of you today and wanted to tell you that I love you.

Craig

August 25, 2004

I found julies memorial originally at the officer down website. It touched me that such a fine lady and fellow officer can be so senselessly be taken.God does things for a reason and i often wonder what that reason is but all i can do is trust in his judgement, but its obvious to me he needs people like julie jacks with him.May her family carry on with the same courage julie had.

"the finest steel is forged in the hottest furnace"

and julie is the finest you will ever find.

I will be in chattanooga in mid 2005 and will visit her.

sgt 1st class kevin byrne
western australian police service

August 18, 2004

I miss you so much.


Brian

July 31, 2004

I often come here to see what others think about Julie. For some reason I have never left one of my own. There are not many days that I don't think of Julie. I have just recently made up my mind to go to the academy and hope I can be a little like her. I pray that her and God will look over me and keep me safe as I try to carry on the job that Julie and so many others have started. God bless you Julie. I never met you, but you are my hero.

June 24, 2004

I found this website tonight because our city has lost 3 officers in one day. I started looking at the city of Chattanooga because I love it there. I visit at least once a month. I was just curious about how many officers ya'll had lost. I ran across Miss Jack's name and I got really curious about the type of person she was. I have sat here for 45 minutes reading about somebody that I have never even heard of and have cried for about 30 of those minutes. I cannot believe the disregard of life that this world has come to. I mean these officers that were killed here yesterday was absolutely senseless and the loss ya'll suffered was too. I also want you to know that the support that the Chattanooga Police Department has shown for this woman and her family is unbelievable. If you will go to other memorials and see how many reflections are left by fellow officers from the same department, they are few and far between. Ya'll should be proud to be apart of such a close FAMILY. I know that if I have to get a ticket in your town, then it will be done from a caring officer. I will pay that ticket with a smile... I think. :)
The name Julie Jacks will forever be engraved in my heart. If I happen to run into another person with that same sweet name, I hope she will do it justice.
Ms. Jacks, you are a heart broken mother, I will pray for you and hope that Julie is watching over your heart. All my thoughts and Prayers for Life...
Kristie Jones from Gardendale, Alabama

Kristie Jones

June 19, 2004

Julie:

I have often said to your mom that I know she is not alone as she goes about her daily life. She always smiles and says she knows that is true. I have tried to be as good a friend to her as I can and always be there to listen when she needs to talk. I do that not only for the love I have for her as a friend, but to honor you as as person. All the beautiful, honorable and wonderful things you did in your life are celebrated here and in conversations all over this great country. Deservedly so.

But what many never have the honor of seeing is perhaps your greatest accomplishment in life....The pride and love in your mother's eyes. I don't know your dad, but I am sure he feels the same way. Julie, not only will you never be forgotten, but you will live on. Your legacy and memory will be passed down through the generations as an inspiration to all.

Much Love
Lori D.
Flintstone, GA

Lori D

May 20, 2004

Gone but not forgotten.

It is obvious from the reflections on this page that your contribution to this profession is second to none.

The Jacks family should be proud that their daughter has touched so many; those that knew her and those that didn't. She continues to be an inspiration to police officers throughout this country.

Anonymous

May 11, 2004

Just wanted your family to know that though you are gone, you are not forgotten!! May God continue to heal all those that are still missing you and surround them with His everlasting love.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

May 11, 2004

Julie,
I requested a song to be played on the radio in honor of your memory today. Not only did they play the Willie Nelson song, but they also asked the listeners to observe a moment of silence. It's hard to believe that two years have gone by. You & your family are thought of daily.

police officer's wife
Chattanooga Police Dept

May 6, 2004

Julie,
My thoughts were of you today. I didn't know you well, but your memory will stay with me forever. No matter how far I am from Chattanooga, I will never forget May 6th. I will never forget hearing the news that day as I was driving into work my shift in Bravo Team. You touched my life and many others in so many ways. I pray that your family and loved ones continue to have the strength to keep going. I believe you are watching over them. God bless you.

Patricia Widell
Former Chattanooga Police Officer

May 6, 2004

Our duty shifts this day, the second anniversary of Officer Jacks loss in the line of duty, has been dedicated to this hero. We remember and honor her service to her community and country.

Olen M. Young COP WPD NE

Chief of Police Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD NE

May 6, 2004

Julie,
I cannot believe two years has gone by since that horrible day. I think of you daily and sometimes it feels like you send little signs to let me know that you are watching out for us. The time has helped ease the guilt...but, it will never erase it. I am sorry that I could not get to you sooner when you called for help. I know that all things happen for a reason, even though it is still hard to accept.
Your life touched so many, and you will never be forgotten. I am so proud to have been able to work with you, even for that one day. Your courage gives me strength to continue the job that you loved so much. You are missed greatly.
Office Jennifer Schramm #461
Chattanooga Police Department

Officer Jennifer Schramm #461
Chattanooga Police Department

May 6, 2004

Julie,

God bless your friends, coworkers and family. Please continue to watch over us.

Anonymous
Montgomery County MD Police

May 6, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to the family of Officer Jacks and the members of the Chattanooga Police department.
While her tour is over, our's continues.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

May 6, 2004

This site has become therapeutic for me. Here is where I feel friends, family, co-workers (and even strangers) have come together to offer condolences and relive memories. But also, I feel it has become a place to "talk to Julie". I come here today to say "Jules, I miss you so much. I LOVE YOU! You will always be in my heart." Here is where we put the words that we can no longer say to her. Here we can share our innermost feelings. Maybe by coming together and seeing our thoughts and words compiled it is helpful to us. It is hard to believe that 2 years have passed. Time has a way of easing the hurt. The loss of Julie has made such a tremendous impact on so many lives. I'm sure she had no idea that her short life would (or could) have such an effect on so many people. It has changed my life forever. I am so thankful that God gave her to our family for 26 years. She was such a blessing and continues to be. We miss her so much. It is so hard to go on, but we must. They say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger...and with God's strength any storm can be faced. I thank God for Julie's life.

Becky Bates
Mother of Julie Jacks CPD #940 EOW 5/6/2002

May 5, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).
Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend. Deputy Jeffrey Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

It is obvious from the reflections that Officer Jacks was an awesome woman and police officer. My heart breaks for her family, friends and coworkers.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 10, 2004

I SALUTE YOU MY FELLOW SISTER IN BLUE! I HAVE READ OF YOUR COURAGE AND HONOR. I WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY AS THEY KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE. YOU WERE COMMISSIONED TO PROTECT AND SERVE AND YOU NOW LOOK DOWN OVER US AND WATCH OVER US ALL.

MAY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS ALWAYS REMEMBER THE BRAVE WOMAN THAT YOU WERE AND KEEP YOUR MEMORY HONORED.

PATROL OFFICER- MESHIA THOMAS
UT PD-KNOXVILLE

April 3, 2004

Julie,

I was just thinking about you today and how much we all miss you. I just wanted to say "thanks". May God bless all those who are chosen to wear blue.

John Riddle
Former Chattanooga PD Officer

March 23, 2004

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