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

Julie,

I had the pleasure of meeting you. You were also so happy and professional. I am very heartbroken over your death. I know that you are in heaven now. You brought joy and pride into everyone's life that you met. You gave your life so that Chattanooga can be safer. You make me proud to say that I am from Chattanooga. I will pray for your family, fiance and friends. RIP "Little Warrior"

God bless

God Speed!

Anonymous

On behalf of the Men and Women of the Huntsville Police Dept. My heart goes out to you and your family. When I heard the news, I heard "TAPS". My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Officer Mike Lewis
Huntsville AL PD

I did not know Julie Jacks , but from what i heard she was very well liked. I know that she had alot of Friends,and other fellow police officers that cared alot about her.. I know that she was engaged to be married to another officer Bobby, i feel for you sir! I recently got married and i honestly can say i dont know how you are making it!! I know that god will be with you every step of the way! Trust in the lord with all your heart, and dont stop praying to him because he will always be with you no matter where you are! I am praying for all the Family, and to Julie thanks for all your hard work, and DEDICATION, that day your life was taken, you will be sadly missed. May god bless you!!
Tiffany McCurdy (Poe)

tiffany mccurdy

IN THESE DAYS OF TERRORISM AND HATRED, IT IS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE NOT BECOME IMMUNE TO THE HEART-WRENCHING PAIN THAT A SUDDEN AND TRAGIC DEATH CAN BRING. I DIDN'T KNOW OFFICER JACKS PERSONALLY, BUT READING ABOUT HER LIFE AND SEEING THE OUTPOUR OF LOVE FROM FRIENDS AND STRANGERS HAS REMINDED ME THAT LIFE IS SO PRECIOUS.
TELL THOSE YOU LOVE....THAT YOU LOVE THEM.
THOSE THAT YOU LOVE....HUG THEM.
MY PRAYERS AND HEARTFELT SYMPATHY, I SEND TO BOBBY MOSES, THE JACKS FAMILY, THE CHATTANOOGA POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND TO ALL WHO KNEW OFFICER JULIE JACKS. GOD BE WITH YOU.

TERRI FRAKER COLE

Officer Jacks is a true hero, paying the ultimate sacrifice. She was obviously a very brave person, willing to assist one of her fellow officers without hesitation. Its hard to understand why these things happen, but God can give strength to see us thru any tragedy, and in a way that He will reveal in His time, some good always comes out of tragic situations.

Randy Rogers
Son of Harold Lee Rogers
Terre Haute, In. Police Dept.
EOW 6-16-1984

In such a very short time, you quickly became one of our favorites. You were one of the best, brightest and bravest, and we will miss your almost-weekly visits to the Grand Jury. We continue to cry for such a tragic loss.


Hamilton Co. Grand Jury, Chattanooga, TN

Jules,
Your reputation as a Police Officer was one that I could only hope to attain. When I learned that I was going to go to FOX Midnight shift, the first thing that I thought of is "Wow, I'm going to get to work with Julie Jacks." At that time I had only heard of what an excellent Officer you were. During the year that I worked with you I got to see first hand. You were the best and you didn't even know it. Not only were you an awesome Police Officer you were a great friend. I haven't met anyone as fearless or as courageous as you, ever, and to be honest I don't think that I ever will again. You make me proud to do what I do every night. FOX Team will never forget you and we will always Honor you, Julie. I hope that in Heaven I will get to work next to you again. Until then you will always be in my thoughts, and prayers.

Patrolman Johnathon Chambers
Chattanooga Police Dept. / FOX Team

On behalf of my agency, the Hoover, AL Police Department, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Officer Jacks, and the Chattanooga Police Department.

LT James A. Coker
Hoover Police Department, AL

Julie-

When I heard about your death, I wanted to cry. I did not want to cry because I knew you and missed you, but because I did not know you. You are the true definition of the word hero. Your family and co-workers were truly blessed to have known and worked with a hero. Though I live hundreds of miles away from Chattanooga, I will forever be grateful for the job you did. Words could never express the thanks that you deserve. You are a very special person. All the training that we receive as Police Officers and the continuous training that we get in the tasks we preform every day never prepare us for such a great tragedy as losing your own. I never met you, but I feel like I have lost a friend and a co-worker. I do continually remember your family, your fiance, and your department in my thoughts and prayers. It is such a tragic thing to have to face. I pray that God will give them strength and comfort in this time of sorrow. You have fought the good fight, and you have run the race-now enjoy your peace. You have definitely earned it. Though you may not have been known in Baton Rouge, La., you will never be forgotten here. Rest easy, Warrior, and smile down upon all your fellow brothers and sisters that still remain to carry on the work that you once loved to do. Your life and work made a difference in Chattanooga. Your death made a difference in the Law Enforcement Community world wide. You are a hero in every Officer's eyes. Rest in Peace my Sister!

Anonymous

You lived brilliantly, died valiantly and will be missed most desperately. Thank you Julie, for everything.

Anonymous

As a training officer, it is an honor when one of your own does so well and touches so many in a positive way. She was always tough, but always fair. She made her FTO's proud to have our names associated with her. I always tried to protect you, Julie, even though I know you did not need it. You were capable of and performed many exceptional tasks, and sometimes allowed us to help out. I am honored to have been able to call you my friend...no, my sister. I will love you and miss you until we meet again. You and your family remain in my prayers. FOX Team will never be the same.

FTO Scott Crider #852
Chattanooga Police Dept.

Rest in peace our fallen warrior. Thank you ever so much for your sacrifice. Never forgotten.

Anonymous

ON BEHALF OF THE GASTONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE S.W.A.T. TEAM I WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU WHO WORKED WITH, WERE RELATED TO, OR JUST LOVED THIS GREAT PERSON. WE ALL WILL MISS, HER BUT MAY WE NEVER FORGET THAT SHE GAVE OF HERSELF TO PROTECT US. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

SERGEANT JEFF CLARK
GASTONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

I did not know julie, but something was tearing at my heart to come to the funeral home, so i did. I felt like julie was my sister too. She is my sister, she is my sister in God. He needed her to protect the Streets Of Gold till we get there one day! To her family and bobby i'm so sorry for your loss. I have a female friend who is an Officer with the Chattanooga Police Dept. I could not imagine losing her. My thoughts and prays are with you all!

Love,
Cindy

Cindy

I'm sorry for the loss of Officer Jacks ! My prayers go out to her family.
To Officer Jacks, please keep watch over us still doing the job !
5/13/02

Officer Matthew Kelly
Haverford Twp Police - PA

My heart goes out to Julie's family, friends and co-workers, my prayers are with each and everyone of you.

B. Ballard, Secretary
Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Memphis TN

Like Julie I too am a rookie I have been with CPD for a year and a half. I too am very proud to be a Police Officer with Chattanooga. I hope to someday be half the Officer she was. Julie we all in Charlie Team Loves you and thanks you. Bobby our thoughts and prayers are with you, Hang in there we love you, and God bless you.

Off. J Kerns 327 Charlie Team
Chattanooga Police Dept.

Julie,
I will never forget the times that you came to back me up in the Fox Team for the short time that I was there the last two summers. You were so professional, yet friendly, and I could tell from your attitude that you truly loved this job. I will miss you.

J. DePrimo#781

Officer Jim DePrimo #781
Chattanooga Police Department

We can all be assured that G-d took one of his precious children home to be with him...Julie Jacks had done her job that was assigned for her to do on this earth & not that we can understand why she was taken from us at such a young age, we do know that G-d knew exactly what he was doing when he needed her to be in heaven with her fellow officers that had gone on before her...I now ask our Heavenly Abba to be with the one's that are left behind & give them peace & love that Julie was so willing to share with all...May G-d's Shalom be with each & everyone that knew her & for her family.

Officer Elliott
School Patrol

Our job brings fear, anger, uncertainty and joy. We have to keep the joy of our job top priority. We do not do this job for ourselves, we do it for the people. Thank you Officer Jacks for your dedication.

Detective Mike Wilson
Dalton, GA Police Department

My condolences go to Officer Jacks family and her department. It´s terrible to see, if a young officer must die in the line of duty. In germany, the goverment have problems with the word "hero", if an officer was killed in the line of duty. In the USA is it normal, to give a tribute to a fallen officer. After i read the report of the incident, i think Officer Jacks is really one of the U.S. heros! Rest in peace and god bless Officer Jacks.

Andreas Schönhofen
Son of a german Police Officer -Germany-

Julie,
We are truly blessed to have you as our guardian. We can all feel safe, knowing that your eyes are upon us all, your arms are around us all, and that you will fight to the end to protect us. Thank you!

As most of our calls are dispatched, we rarely know what we are in for, yet we respond. You were always true to this, and when you received the last call, the call to the gate, I sincerely feel that you ran thru the gates, into the promise land, knowing that you could touch more of us there, than here in a district. I must say, once again, I’m so proud of you for the job well done.

You will not be forgotten and you will be with us always. The wonderful memories you left for us will not fade. We will share your name with all that we meet; they will know you when they see our faces because you will always live within us all.

God bless you and your family. You will be missed.

To Officer Jacks Family and Friends my thoughts and prayers goes out to you. May God bless you and May your love one rest in peace.
D. Jones
Mother Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

DEAR JULIE,

HEAVEN ONLY USES THE BEST OFFICERS AND THEY NEEDED YOU ON THE TEAM UP THERE. WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES HERE, AND YOU TAKE CARE OF HEAVEN TILL WE GET HOME TO BE WITH YOU....ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS..
MELINDA PENNEY
POLICE OFFICER WIDOW AND MOM

MELINDA A POLICE WIDOW/MOTHER

DEAR JULIE,

HEAVEN ONLY USES THE BEST OFFICERS AND THEY NEEDED YOU ON THE TEAM UP THERE. WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES HERE, AND YOU TAKE CARE OF HEAVEN TILL WE GET HOME TO BE WITH YOU....ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS..
MELINDA PENNEY
POLICE OFFICER WIDOW AND MOM

MELINDA A POLICE WIDOW/MOTHER

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