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 just want the family and friends to know that I think of Julie often. I only meet her a couple of times, she worked with my husband. I just want to let you know she is not forgotten, even from those who did not laugh and talk with her daily. May the Lord Bless and keep all of you.

officer's wife
Chattanooga

March 12, 2004

Jules,
I recently attended an academy graduation party in Florida. There was a girl there that reminded me so much of you. She had every bit of your spunk and wit and overall just cool. Although I became so attached to this girl, I thought to myself "There will never be another Julie Jacks"

We still think about you, talk about you and laugh hard!

Thanks for watching over us up there!!!

Officer Curtis Penney#354
Chattanooga Police Department

February 29, 2004

You would have been 28 years old yesterday. You may be gone from this world, but you are far from being forgotten. I think about you often and I can't wait to see you in heaven.
Love ya! Amy

Inv. Amy Jones #935
Chattanooga Police Dept.

February 8, 2004

Jules
Another birthday is near. You would be 28. I remember your birthdays in the past...you always wanted chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I cherish all the wonderful memories you left us with.
The hurt is so great when I think of all the years that have been stolen from you...All the dreams that will never be realized.
I miss you so much.
I love you.
Mom

Becky Jacks
Mother of Officer Julie Jacks

February 5, 2004

I remember you during your basic academy class and how much everyone bragged on you. I know you are in heaven so save a place for me and the other guys. We miss you.

special agent mj burch
csx railroad police dept.

December 27, 2003

JULIE,
MERRY CHRISTMAS, LOVE YOU, MISS YOU.
DAD

frank jacks

December 23, 2003

Julie Jacks...
I had a partner show me an article today from a Firearms Instructor magazine that he thought was important. My heart skipped a beat when I read your name. What a special feeling, knowing that I had met your friends and family from Chattanooga in Washington DC this year, but even more special because I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with your finace. My Best Friend and I could not help but speak of how much he loved you. The sparkle was still in his eyes. You are loved by SO many and your death was not in vain! You are in heaven now, with more friends and family, protecting the rest of us as we continue to serve and protect! This job is selfless and we love it! You are a true inspiration, Julie... a True Hero! God Bless You, Chattanooga PD and ALL who wear Blue or Green throughout the World!

Winter Park PD, Winter Park, Orange County, Florida

Anonymous

December 7, 2003

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Brother Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

She has given her life for her Fellow Warriors, family and friends too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2003

I am a former officer at the Chattanooga Police Department and had the privilage of working alongside Julie. She was a fighter and never backed down from anything or anyone. Anyone who knew Julie was a better person for it. A week does not go by that I do not think of Julie and the sacrafice she made. She is missed by all who knew her. My sympathy goes out to her family and friends. The world lost a wonderful person on that day. Rest in peace.

Special Agent Chris McLeod
U.S. Secret Service

November 6, 2003

It's been over a year since you left us, Jules. It's not special day today, I'm just leaving another reflection because I miss you so. I only met you once, but I felt like I knew you still. I did in a way, because you inspired me. You are my role model. I went to your grave on the one year anniversary. I was kneeling beside it, talking to you as if you were there and someone walked up beside me carrying american flags. He asked me if I went to school with you. I told him no, that I met you because I used to be in Explorers for a neighboring PD.. I found out that it was your father. I've since been to your grave once or twice, not as much as I'd like. I stop by occasionally, though, for no reason. Not long after that, I was at the mall with my sister and her boyfriend and noticed a Chattanooga officer standing in the Barney's coffeeshop, looking out over the crowd. We walked right past him, so I looked at the name tag. B. Moses. I had a chance to tell both your father and your fiance how much you meant to me, and didn't take the opportunity.
So Bobby, thank you for the job you do. You don't get near as much appreciation as you deserve.
To Julie's parents, Julie was my role model. I didn't know her really, having only met her once, but she effected me like no other. One day, when I join a police force, her work will live on through me, I can promise you that. I'll try to continue her work. And if anyone asks, I won't hesitate to say that the reason I was such a dedicated officer was because I was doing it for Jules. We love you Julie.

Anonymous

October 10, 2003

Sep. 15th

Jules,

Just wanted to say hello and we all are thinking of you and missing you. (940 FOREVER)



Cooper 821


private
chattanooga pd

September 15, 2003

I remember when I heard the news...I was sitting in my office on the phone when the pager started going off. I hung up the phone and looked at my LT. and knew she got the page too. I called the dispatcher to find out more information. I am a female officer in a bordering county. The words were devastating to read, but more so was the news showing Julie's fiance and co-workers. I had a friend go with me to the funeral home to pay my respects. As we were walking through a man said "this is Julie's father". My friend stopped and he shook her hand. He turned to me and I put my hand out to shake his hand. He saw my Uniform Shirt and instead of shaking my hand he hugged me. Then he thanked me for the job I do. I knew that Julie had to be a Wonderful Person and Officer to have been raised by a father like Mr. Jakes. I went through and paid my respects and my heart broke for Bobby and Ms. Jakes. After we left the funeral home we went and got a card and a Yellow Rose and took it to Vine and Kilmer. I attended the funeral for Julie and God showed his Grace, Mercy, and Love on this day. I found out that Julie Jakes was not only a Wonderful person, but a Caring, Honest, Trusworthy, Loving, Hardworking, Officer and Person who loved her Job, her Family, her Fiance, and God and did the Best she could do. Julie Jakes changed my life as a Person and a Female Officer through the life that she lived and the memories and stories I have heard of the Person she was both with and without the Badge.
Julie May you Walk the Streets of Gold and we will meet one day.
To Julie's Mom and Dad, Stepmother, and Sisters, May God Keep you and comfort you until you see Julie again.
Bobby, May God Comfort and Keep you. Lean on the Love that you share with Julie until you see her again.
Chattanooga PD and Community, May God give you comfort on days when your feeling lonely or sad. Missing your Little Warrior. (940)
I know God got a Angel and Our Family lost an Officer on Earth and she was replaced by An Angel in Heaven to guide our steps and watch our back.

September 10, 2003

Anonymous

September 10, 2003

I read the story of Officer Jacks last day and shed a tear...I read the reflections left by those who know and love her and I shed a stream of tears. Officer Jacks and I are the same age...she was on the road as an officer and I am about to go on the road as an EMT. My job is far less dangerous than the one she chose...but it has it's risks, too. At times like these I sit back and wonder why...why do people like Julie get taken from us so early in life when they had so much good to give while the thugs that are ending lives and breaking hearts still live and breathe. It doesn't seem fair...it makes me sad and angry and it makes my eyes burn w/ tears. Officer Jacks, I pray that we always remember your bravery and courage. Just looking at the picture here you can see in your face that you were doing what you were meant to do and you loved it. I can only hope that the same will be said about me. God Bless You.

A 911 Dispatcher/EMT Student

Anonymous

September 10, 2003

To the parents of Officer Julie Jacks,

I recently vacationed in the city of Chattanooga. While there, my family had a wonderful time seeing the attractions and exhibits of this fine old city. But unknown to them, my thoughts continually strayed to a brave young police officer. An officer who did not compromise when her final duty called.

Sadly, my family has something in common with you. I too have lost a daughter, well before it was her time to go.

Someone who hasn't gone through this, cannot understand what a terrible price is paid when a parent must bury their child. Especially when she was a beautiful, vibrant young woman. A woman with her whole life ahead of her.

However I truly think that the hardest part is afterwards, when friends stop calling and people start to forget. When we are expected to return to our daily routine. While remaining prisoners to our memories, and our regrets.

But in my darkest hour of despair, I have always been comforted by the words and touch of the Master. Who taught that He will never leave us, nor forsake us. That this pain is only for a season, and soon it will be over.

And that is my prayer for you. That you can rest in Christ's love until your garden once again blooms.

God Bless You,

Officer Paul D. Branaman
Havelock Police Dept.
Havelock, North Carolina

Officer Paul Branaman
Havelock Police Dept.

May God bless you and may no one forget the sacrifice you have made.

Officer Justin Thompson
Bentonville Arkansas Police Department

I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE NEVER FORGOTTEN
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE OF VALOR AND VIGILANCE
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO WILL BE THERE WHEN NEEDED
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO IS ENVIED BY MOST
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE WITH STRENGTH AND COURAGE
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE THAT IS THE EPITOME OF ALL CHARACTER
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE WHO CARES
I KNOW A HERO IS SOMEONE YOU WON'T ALWAYS MEET
I KNOW A HERO WHO WILL BE MISSED

AND SHE IS NOT FORGOTTEN!!

SPC Berger
UNITED STATES ARMY MP CORPS.

I saw the samething Patrick. Made me think of the sad day this happened. God bless all of us.

Anonymous

I happened to notice that Officer Jacks appeared on the t.v. show "Cops" tonight, in which she made several prostitution arrests. It was hard to stop thinking about what an impact she made on society during her short time she was here, and how someone could just take her away from those who loved and admired her. I hope her fiance and rest of her family and friends are doing well. There is a new reason for Chattanooga police officers to wear their department patch proudly. God bless all who knew her, and there will be those of us who didn't that will always remember her too.

Patrick Siemon
former police explorer, Maryland

I saw Julie's picture at the police memorial and I needed to know her story. She caught my eye because she looked so young. I found out she is my same age. I am reminded not to take my family and friends for granted as we never know when God will take us. I'm so sorry to Julie's family, police family and friends. I can only hope and pray my husband and family will never have to go through this tragedy. God Bless all officers, their friends and families.

Senior Corporal Angela Nordyke
Dallas PD

to the family of officer jakes,
i know that even though its been a year since julies death,its still hard. our family is still praying for comfort for you ,but remember this we dont morn like others, for we have hope in knowing we will see our loved ones agin. i know she is on patrol on the streets of gold. may the lord bless and keep you,may he shine his face apon you and give you peace. thank you for giving us your loved one so we could be safe.

jay
walker county fire/rescue

It has been a year since Julie was killed May 6, 2002. It seems to have been an eternity yet seems like just yesterday at the same time. How can that be? We miss her so much. The pain is easing somewhat and the memories of smiles and happy times are surfacing more.

A Memorial Service to honor and celebrate Julie's life was scheduled for the evening of May 6th. For days there had been rain, thunder and lightning. Roads were flooding. I thought there would be no way that the service could go as scheduled. My spirits were as heavy as the clouds and rain. Then, around 2:00 pm the sun appeared as if God was smiling down on us. The roads dried enough to be traveled. The service was beautiful and went as scheduled outdoors by the river. The feeling of God working in the events of the day was very evident.

At the service there were tears and laughter. There were reflections and cherished memories. The assurance that we would see Jules again someday gave us hope. Thanks was given to God for blessing us with Julie's life.

To all that attended the service and/or held us up in your prayers...Thank you. Words can never express our feelings of gratitude.

Becky Jacks
Mother of Officer Julie Jacks, Chattanooga Police Department

Tuesday was a year, Jules we all still miss you so much !

pumpkinhead 821

patrolman
Chattanooga P.D.

It has been a year today that Julie left her life on earth. I am taking a
moment from watching the USS Abraham Lincoln coming into its home
port in Everett, Washington to say that you who are left and still grieving
are in my thoughts and prayers today. May you be comforted by the
Lord God Almighty, your friends and co-workers as you ponder the
void in your lives that Julie has left. May our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ give you peace by His presence and may He give you the strength
and comfort that you so desperately need. Julie served well and her
memory only gets stronger. We are fiercely proud of her and know that
you are, too. God bless each and every one! May 6, 2003

Lynn Kole
Washington State

Rest in peace. We all try to serve with your dedication and bravery. We have the watch now.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

I can't believe that it has been 1 year since I saw you last. I can see you walking up to our table, looking as beautiful and radiant as ever. You were wearing a lilac sweater and your hair was in braided pigtails. I could see the little girl I knew 20 years earlier and the wonderful, courageous woman that you became. You left after dinner and went to the firing range. I didn't know that I would never see you alive again.

We are going to Provino's again tonight to celebrate mom's birthday. I know that we will feel your presence with us. I miss you dearly Jules. Rest in peace my friend.

Karen Sarratore
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