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

To the family and friends:
My sincerest condolences. Stay strong. There are no words to say to comfort, I know. But please know that we are a family in the law enforcement field. We will always stand beside with support. Always keep her memory alive in your hearts, minds and expressions.
God Bless!

Shalane Kuamoo/Support Staff PD

Julie-

I came across this page once again for some unknown reason and decided to leave another message. I still carry a heavy burden on my heart every day for your family, your fiancee, and your co-workers. I can't imagine the pain and loss they are all feeling right now. Though I never met you in this life below, I know that one day when time will be no more and all Police Officers are gathered in Heaven it will be a great honor and privilege to meet you and all the others who have given their lives in order to make this world a better place. Please know that your death was not in vain, because the sacrifice you made is continually remembered by myself and many others. Though I have written before, I still feel that there are not enough words to say Thank you for all your efforts and your sacrifice. I have no idea why your death has touched me in the way that it has, but it has. It has taken me 22 years to find my hero, but I have finally found her. Rest in peace my sister, and I will continue to fight the fight that you once fought. Look down on all of us and keep a watch over us all. We need it!

Anonymous

bless you miss jacks.

cjc

I will never be able to express my sorrow for your loss. My father was also shot and killed in the line of duty, seven months ago. His name was Wilson Johnson. HE died 12/3/01. I know the pain you are going through. I know that words at this time seem hollow and void. Know that I will be praying for you. My family's love and thoughts are with you.

Rest well now little sister, your day is ended and your watch is through. Rest easy in your Saviours love and know he cares for you.

Dave Quintanar, Parole Officer
Kansas Department of Corrections

On behalf of the Town of Murphy Police Dept. I would like to say with a heavy heart that everyone that knew, worked with and the family of Officer Julie Jacks you will be kept in our thoughts and prayers. GOD WILL NEVER LAY A BURDEN ON YOU THAT YOU CANNOT BEAR. May God Bless you.

Patrolman Jeffrey S. Postell
Murphy Police Dept. Murphy NC

I haven't seen Julie in probably 8 years and felt like moving to Missouri would make it so hard to find out what she and my other friends from Chattanooga were up to with their lives. I can't express the mixture of emotions that I've experienced in the last hour after learning of her death.

I will always remember how Julie could put a smile on my face and make me laugh out loud, no matter what kind of mood I was in. I can also see that the same drive and determination I remember from watching her play soccer in High School stayed with her and resulted in her Rookie of the Year award.

I'm am so proud and honored to have known Julie for what now seems to be such a short amount of time and I am so deeply saddened by the loss of someone that I will always consider a great friend and a beautiful person. I am also filled with such respect for Julie, who chose to devote, and ultimately give, her life helping and protecting others.

My heart goes out to her family and fiance.

Eric Latham
St Louis, Missouri

On behalf of the National Drug Interdiction Association, I would like to express my deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Julie Jacks. Nobody can ever be prepared for the unthinkable. We will all miss you fallen hero. Rest in peace sister, rest in peace.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

Douglas R. Wright / Board of Directors
National Drug Interdiction Association

Voo-Doo, you always had a way of making things better for everyone. From talking about my man troubles or the crazy gossip in dispatch, you always told me things have a way of working out for themselves. And it did. I was your dispatcher for two years, and in those two years I grew to love the best Warrior in this city. You will always be the one I will look up to when anyone asks me who my hero was. I have the upmost respect for you and your family. Words cannot express the loss I feel in my heart. You were my girl and I'll never forget the times I had the Honor to ride w/you in FOX Team and our trips to you know where to get your "philadelphia's"!!!!! I love you sister..til I see you again...-Jillian

Jill Mitchell (former CPD dispatcher)
Chattanooga Police Dept.

I've got Honeysuckle Rose playing on the radio.
Willie always knew just how to make you glow.
Angels flying too close to the ground on the radio.
You were an angel I hope you know.
And I wonder each time that I've cried.
Were those tears just the Jules of somebody elses life.
I guess it stands to reason why...
I guess you've come to live here in my eyes.

Love you...just wish I had said it more.

officer julie jacks I attended the swat competition just recently in Spartenburg Co. where the Chattanooga Police Dept swat team was competing. I learned of the tragic news of your death, all of the officers spoke very highly of you but were devastated and in a state of disbelief. I am sorry that you had to make the ultimate sacrifice. It takes a very special person to be a law enforcement officer and from the sounds of it you were that type of person, and a very good police officer. My prayers are with your family and friends. GOD BLESS YOU REST IN PEACE

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MILITARY POLICE (ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DIVISION) Semper Fi (5813)

Anonymous

To Officer Julie Jacks,

It is hard to believe you were only two years younger than me. I find it very hard to look at this website and return to work sometimes. I have a family and I try to be with them every minute I can. I guess the reason I am writing this is because I think everyone needs to know how dangerous this job really is sometimes. I take my job for granted and think I am bulletproof. And then when I read this it makes me think a whole lot. I think I will change my attitude and start considering my job a lot more serious. My thoughts are with the family...
Officer Max Capp, HPD30

Patrolman Max Capp
Hannibal, MO Police Department

My heart goes out to the family of Officer Jacks. I am sure that her bravery and good heart will always be remembered.

Corrections Officer II Ryan Bassett
Minnesota Department of Corrections

"The righteous perish, and no one ponders it in his heart: devout men are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death." Isiah 57:1-2


Rest in Peace Warrior! Thank you for your service and dedication to not only the residents of Chattanooga, but to all people. You will always be an inspiration to me and I hope someday to be half the officer that you were. Your legacy will live on forever.

Anonymous

Julie,

I just want you to know that your beautiful smile will be missed, along with the way you would flip your hair back after it had fallen following a fight or one of those infernal foot chases.....
I saw you in the hall at the court house that morning, you and Casper talking with Asst D.A. John Lee about a case, and that little wave you gave me. And several days before, when we were on the call in the projects, with all of the drama they could muster......when I offered to turn in your paperwork for you, so that you could slide on out a few minutes early. I'll never forget how you asked me if I was sure.....and when I told you that it was no problem, how you replied with, "Well thank you dear!"
If anyone doubts the capabilities of a female officer working the worst area of a city, like Chattanooga, they only have to look at you and your career.
May god keep you in his arms until we can all be re-united, for you lived and died as a true warrior!
I and your brothers and sisters in Fox Team will NEVER forget you!

To the Jacks family, you did good! Thank you for bringing such a wonderful person into this world so that she could make a difference!

FTO Marty Penny #994
Chattanooga PD - Fox Team

Julie, I was there working for Chattanooga PD when your photograph was taken for Rookie of the Year. You were so happy getting that picture taken, you were just so proud to be an officer and I could see that. My prayers are with your family and fiance. Thank you for the great job you did as an officer. I know Chattanooga PD will miss you greatly. God Bless You!!
Sherri Taylor
Blount County Sheriff's Department

Sherri Taylor
Blount County Sheriff's Department

I have always admired you. There were times in the academy when I wanted to give up, but I didn't because of you. You were so awesome and I miss you so much! I will never forget all the talks we had on the back lot. Especially our #1 topic: How many times this week has someone called me Julie Jacks. We never could understand why people got us confused. Sometimes it was a little aggravating, but now it is an honor!! I love you and miss you my friend!!!
#940... You will live forever in my heart!

Inv. Amy Jones #935
Chattanooga Police Department

TO OFFICER JACKS,THANK YOU FOR PROTECTING OUR GREAT NATION,ABOVE AND BEYOND, YOU ARE A HERO. TO THE FAMILY,FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I UNDERSTAND THE PAIN OF THE LOSS FOR I HAVE LOST A FRIEND AND PARTNER IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON 5-16-2002.

REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER AND SISTER

SGT. BURCH
TRANS PECOS DRUG TASK FORCE
PECOS TX

SGT. DANNT BURCH
TRANS PECOS DRUG TASK FORCE

Bobby Moses, fiance of Julie Jacks, has been my best friend for several years and partner in the Chattanooga Police Dept. Street Crimes Unit. Julie was a friend of mine and also my wife. I am still in shock and disbelief as to what has happened. Bobby loved Julie so much and he is having such a tough time. I know that all of the kind messages that everyone have sent will eventually help when Bobby is able to read them. I would like to thank everyone for them. I would also like to tell everyone what I knew of Julie. Julie was a little "pit bull" when it came to fighting crime! Bobby always worried about her and how she aggressively policed the Sector 2 area, probably one of the highest crime areas of town, where she was assigned.But Julie seemed to love Policing that area and the people in that area came to respect Julie. The toughest area of town to Police, and boy did she do a damn good job.Julie won the respect of her coworkers as well as the community and I respected her as a ex Fox Team member. Off the job my wife and I spent time with Julie and Bobby and never really talked much about the job and the dangers.Julie was such a wonderful person so much on the inside it is so hard to explain to anyone that did not know her.I used to tell Bobby that Julie was so "cool", and she was.What I meant by "cool" had so many definitions that I could not explain now. I am still in shock and disbelief as well as my best friend and partner Bobby. I am so appreciative of the nice e_mails and comments and I will pass them along to Bobby. Thank You. Be Careful Out There!! love you, Tim&Bobby.

Detective Tim Yates
Chattanooga Police Dept.

JULIE'S STEPMOTHER AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE WERE MOVED BY ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MESSAGES LEFT ON THIS PAGE. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD OF OUR JULIE BUT IN READING THESE COMMENTS FROM THOSE WHO BOTH KNEW HER AND THOSE WHO DID NOT THIS LEVEL OF PRIDE ROSE. PLEASE KEEP YOUR PRAYERS GOING FOR US AND THE REST OF JULIE'S FAMILY.

MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE.

THANK YOU,
FRANK & CHARLENE JACKS

DAD, FRANK JACKS

My heart and prayers go out to her family and her friends as well as her co-workers. Rest in peace Julie, you will be missed by all.

Deputy Alexander
Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. Bham AL

You will be missed but never forgotten!
Rest in peace!

Inv. C. Martin, Jr. #943
Chattanooga Police Dept.

God bless you sister, and rest in peace. You WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!

Patrolman Chris Tillman
Danville Police Dept., Danville, VA

It's a sad day when a police officer sworn to protect others is taken away from us. Apparently Officer Jacks was a fine young officer on the rise, as shown in being 2001's Rookie of the Year. May GOD REST HER SOUL. She is now patroling in a better place. GOD BLESS.

Sgt. SAUL BRUH
NYPD

Too many... Too often..

That's all I can think about every time I hear of another officer paying the ultimate price, dying in the line off duty. I too have only been a police officer for two years yet I have lost four fellow officers to gun violence in the last 18 months. I did not personally know all of these officers just as I did not know officer Jacks. Police officers share a common bond unlike any other, and I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of yet another fine officer. The only comfort is to know that she is now in a better place fulfilling the role that god intended for her. Tragedies like this will always have more victims than one, and for that my thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends that this wonderful person has left behind. May god be with you in your time of need.


GOD BLESS YOU JULIE JACKS

police officer Justin Woodbeck
Detroit Police Department

All our sympathy to Julie's family and co-workers. This was a very touching site and am very sorry for your loss. She is your angel watching over you now. God Bless

Lanita Leis - Jail ERT
Jeff Leis - Police Officer/CTU team -Monroe Co. WI

Lanita Leis
Monroe Co. Wi

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