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

jules,

I WILL MISS YOU WITH ALL MY HEART !



INV. TY COOPER # 821
FOREVER FOX 940

patrolman
chattanooga p.d.

Another hero snatched from us in the prime of life, it seems so sensless, I know Billy (JCSO EOW 11-13-01) greeted her at the gates of heaven and is giving her all the necessary particulars, being the detail person he was. I come to this site every day, and pray that no other names will be added, and at the same time knowing that as long as evil exists, there will be new names... To her family, friends and fellow officers, may God hold your hearts in His loving hands while you begin the healing process, she is patrolling streets of gold with God's finest, Rest in Peace Julie, you will never be forgotten...
Isaiah 40:31

J.V. Jackson
FCPS / Division of Law Enforcement

My heart just ached when I read of the senseless death of this young police officer. The first thought that ran through my mind is the heartache and pain that Officer Jack's parents are feeling at this very moment. It is a pain caused by grief and there is no medication that can be prescribed by human doctors for healing. My prayers are with them, her sisters, and her fiance. I am so sorry they are having to go through this.

Jean Hill - Mother
Deputy Barry Hill E.O.W. 12-04-00

The Chattanooga Police Department has lost one of the best. Officer Jacks was one of those officers that you looked forward to seeing her come through the doors to the Property/Evidence section. It was a pleasure to have known her and worked with her. She will always be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Jacks, her fiancee, Officer Bobby Moses, her family and friends, and all of her Brothers and Sisters in blue that worked with her on the streets of Chattanooga. Julie will never be forgotten.

Terry Turner, Tech, Property/Evidence S
Chattanooga Police Dept

To the family, friends, and the Chattanooga Police Dept. You are in my prayers...

Anonymous

Julie was a fine outstanding police officer. I got to know her really well through working with security. She started on with the police department right after I started on with security. She came on many of the calls that we had to campus. After seeing her on the beat for the last couple of years and seeing the courage that she built up inside her. I know that she fought hard until the very end. This is a sad day for the city of Chattanooga. She was a true dedicated cop and took pride in her job. Though a rookie you would have thought she had been on the force many years. She was such a dedicated professional in every single call she took. One of the finest officers of the Chattanooga Police Department that I have ever met. She has now answered her last call, The call to go home to heaven. She took that call with all she had a gave her very best. God Bless you my friend may you rest in peace.
Andy Lowe

Andy Lowe
Former Tennessee Temple University Security Guard

From all officers of the Chenoa Police Department located in Central Illinois, our prayers and thoughts go out to officer Jacks family as well as all officers of the Chattanooga Police Department. Be safe and stay focused during these hard times. God will comfort you !!

Officer Kevin L Hinshaw
Chenoa Police Department

The city of Chattanooga and the State of Tennessee lost a police officer today. Heaven gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and the officers of the Chattanooga Police Department. Go rest high on that mountain Julie, your work here is done.

Deputy Kevin B. Kelley
Carteret County Sheriff's Office, N.C.

Grown men crying like babies lost in the night
Our only relief is to cry
Our love
Our pain
Our loss
Nothing can bring you back
Sorrow causes my heart to flutter like a frightened bird
Angushing in a sea of despair, mourning for your presence
Your job was to protect us from evil
All the armor on earth can't shield us from a broken heart

Julie Jacks
Chattanooga PD
#940

Dicky Cantrell EMT #812067 MA.
Peacemaker Medical Response

I heard the news & was in disbelief. I asked myself why in the hell did this happen to such a good officer, person & friend. I cannot understand the answers to that, except one. I was told many years ago by my grandmother: The reason God has chosen her is simple, she was a positive influence on others, this horrible event that occured May 6th will make the rest of us stop, reflect & hopefully realize the importance we have to each other & others. If God takes the bad ones, we would simply turn away & think that they deserved it somehow. This is not the case by any means here. Julie had touched so many peoples lifes for the better, that was apparent at the funeral home today & everywhere you could possibly turn. The neighborhood children had their own vigil for her this evening, many of which had not even met her, but felt the loss just the same. I hope that others can see how important our lives are to each other, how we can have a positive or negative influence in others lives. It's up to us as individuals to decide how we want to influence others. I personally want to stop taking others for granted, become more focused on the right things God has given us. I hope that this tragedy will have the same affect on others...
May God bless you Julie & thank you for everything you did for our community. You will be truly missed!

Leigh

Anonymous

My deepest sympathy to Julie's family and fiance, my husband and I were just talking about you few days before May 6, he had invited you guys over for a dinner at our house...it will never happen ..but you know what , I know that you are having a special feast with our heavenly father.., Julie , it 's so painful when a police officer leaves for his job and never returns home.....My family's thoughts and prayer's are with you.

Thai Monroe
Wife of Chattanooga Police Ofc.

We took the steps together, You and I, as we said we would protect and defend. In you we saw courage, bravery, honesty, and loyalty in such a manner that is rarely seen. You were my sister, my friend, and you will always be with me until we rejoice once again in heaven. Our love and respect are with you Julie.

Ofc. John Monroe, Jr.
Chattanooga Police Dept.

To my fellow lady in blue: Julie, you were small in size but gigantic in heart and courage. You exuded professionalism in every way and you stood for what is right and good in this world. You met evil on this terrible day, but you fought until you could not fight anymore. The BRAVERY you displayed this day as well as everyday you put on the uniform will NEVER be forgotten. I am proud to be able to continue the fight in your honor. So, thank you, Julie, for being our "little warrior"! May God Bless you and your family and fiance. I know you are watching over us now and it gives me peace.

Sgt.
Chattanooga Police Department

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family, coworkers, and community of Chatanooga regarding the loss of Officer Jacks. I myself lost my Aunt in a similar fashion on July 26 1996(Deputy Sheriff Sherry Goodman). There isn't anything that can ease your pain but strong support from everyone from family,coworkers, and the citizens, but mostly from God. We allowed our tragic situation to damage what was a very strong family. Only now years later have we begun to recover as a family. Please don't do as I did and hold it in and use your anger as a outlet to the pain. While i will always carry the memory with me I have made great strides to dealing with our pain. I now patrol my aunts old district and see her memorial many times during the night. This may be of little comfort but my sgt read the terrible news at roll call today and your tragedy has opened alot of eyes on my shift. We haven't lost an officer in over a year and we(myself included) were begining to get complacent and overconfident. I know you will soon be overwhelmed with cards and emails but I would like to offer my help to the family and officers as i have seen a line of duty death as a family member and an officer. For your officers I am a member of our departments Critical Incident Stress Management Team and our debriefing team. If anyone would like to talk with me I welcome the oppourtunity to help. Our prayers are with you all.
Patrolman D. C. Ballard
Baker Shift patrol
Shelby County Sheriffs Office
Memphis, Tennessee

Patrolman David C. Ballard
Shelby County Sheriffs Office, Memphis Tn.

Our condolences to the family of the bright and beautiful -Officer Julie Jacks. Not a day will go by that she will not be thought of, she put her life on the line. We appreciate and will miss this Officer of the Law.
-Peaceful Journey

Anonymous

Julie......
I always enjoyed spending time and working with you!! You were another female that I felt I could truly talk to and relate to. You were one of the best officers I have ever worked with, and will forever be missed. You will be in my heart forever!!!

FTO Elecia Jenkins
Chattanooga Police Department

Julie,
You have paid the ultimate price. YOU are the true meaning of "WARRIOR." God bless you and your family. You will be missed.

Sgt. Danna L. Vaughn 812
Chattanooga P.D.

Gates of Fire, by Stephen Pressfield

"This is my shield.
I bear it before me into battle,
but it is not mine alone.
It protects my brother on my left.
It protects my city.
I will never let my brother
out of its shadow
nor my city out of its shelter.
I will die with my shield before me
facing the enemy."

John 15:13 "Greater Love has no man than this: That he give his life for his friends."

Anonymous

I was asked Tuesday after hearing the news about Officer Jacks if hearing about officers being killed in the line of duty pushed me away from wanting to be an officer. My response to that person was no, it only makes me want to be an officer even more... to prevent at least one other person from being killed. I would rather put myself in danger to protect someone else and that's what Officer Jacks did, not only on that day, but every day she was on the force. Officer Jacks, you will forever be a hero. To her family, friends, and co-workers, I know my words won't ease your aching any, but I still offer my condolences. To her fiance, another officer, may God keep you safe as you carry on protecting the community. May God Bless you all.

Explorer L. Page
East Ridge Police Department

I PRAY THAT GOD WILL EASE THE HEARTS OF OFFICER JACKS FAMILY AND THE DEPARTMENT SHE WORKED WITH. MAY YOU ALL FIND PEACE IN KNOWING SHE HAD A JOB TO DO AND SHE WILL BE REWARDED GREATLY IN HEAVEN. I WILL PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER FINE OFFICER. MY HEART IS ACHING AS WELL BECAUSE OUR DEPARTMENT LOST A FINE FEMALE OFFICER EIGHT MONTHS AGO. OFFICER JACKS IS ONE GREAT HERO AND A TRUE BRAVE SOUL TO THE WORK SHE LOVED TO DO.PLEASE CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS FROM HEAVEN.

TELECOMMUNICATOR CRISSY ORAVITS CPD
(FRIEND OF LT. MONICA CAREY WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY 9/14/01)

telecommunicator crissy oravits
clayton police nc

To Julie's family, friends and the Chattanooga Police Department, I want to express to all of you my deepest sympathy and assure you, that all of you are in my prayers every day.
You can be very proud of Julie, I never had the opportunity to meet her, but I know that she was very dedicated to her "watch" and she gave the ultimate sacrific for her community and the people she served.
The days ahead are going to be extremely hard for everyone, but hang on, one of these days everything will be "made right".
God bless each one of you and may God keep you always in his care.
Ms. Bond

Lorraine Bond

God saw she was getting tired,
A cure was not to be
So He put His arms around her
And whispered "come with me."

With tearful eyes we watched her suffer,
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hands were put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best.

Anonymous


Anonymous

To our friends at the Chattanooga PD, we offer our prayers and support for your fallen sister. May God send his blessings to Julie's fiance and family. Stay strong CPD.

FF/Paramedic Hank Pate
Cleveland Fire Dept.---Cleveland,Tn.

Julie, rest easy now. You were always aware and always courteous to all. Your tour is over here now. Watch over us in Roll Call and as you patrol the heavenly streets. Always know this, we will never forget you and always be proud of you. Your brother in blue........

Officer Jacks was a true professional. She was quick to respond to our business while working the Fox district. She will be missed. Our prayers will be with her family and the other law enforcement personnel across the nation. God Bless each and everyone of you. Heaven is a better place today.

Guy Carpenter
HG Carpenter, CPA

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