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Sergeant Jack R. Armstrong

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1968

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Reflections for Sergeant Jack R. Armstrong

Thank you for your service, both military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 5, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Armstrong.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

Sgt. Armstrong,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. May the cowards who took your life rot and suffer.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 25, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 26, 2017

Sgt. Armstrong, on this 48th anniversary of your brutal murder, first off we can only hope the vile dirt who took your life faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

Second, I thank you for your service to this nation. You proved yourself a true hero in so many ways, having your life taken from you while helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads.

Thirdly, God Bless your family and the people they have become. I read a reflection indicating they are model citizens. This is a huge reflection on you and what you stood for.

Brother, Rest in Peace for all eternity and God Bless you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 25, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Jack R. Armstrong. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of those responsible for your murder. May they know no peace here or in hell! May the flames of hell forever consume their souls!


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 25, 2016

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 25, 2012

Jack,my supervisor was a Special Agent assigned to the East St. Louis Locacation and he spoke of you often with great affection. He was there when you lost your life. I can only say Jack you made the ultimate sacrafice and it was not in vain. You made a difference. This incident was and still is discussed, so you have saved lives by losing yours. Rest in Peace my friend and continue to watch over the rest of us still patrolling these yards. You made a difference while on this earth.

Special Agent T.D. Holcomb
Norfolk Southern Railroad Police

January 26, 2011

Rest in Peace Sgt. Jack R. Armstrong. This from a Brother Railroad Police Officer.

Ret. Sgt. K. Davis
Norfolk Southern Police Department

September 17, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 14, 2005

Your service will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and dedication.


April 9, 2005

It's a time for love, a time for tears, a time we'll remember through the years.

Sergeant Armstrong, thank you for your dedicated service to your fellow man. We love you, dear one. Please pray for us from above, and we have added you to our prayer list. You did a good job. Now you can rest and others will carry on. Go with God.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Kern County Deputy Sheriff

September 30, 2004

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


March 11, 2004

Sergeant Armstrong we remember. God's Loving Care Over You.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

March 5, 2004

Sgt. Armstrong, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

My name is Judy Scott, I am a lifelong friend of Jackie's(Jack's only daughter). It is indescribable the emotion one feels to see such a tragic event in print. It appears cold and flat when in fact it was multidemensional and incomprehensible.
Mr. Armstrong(Jackie's Dad) would have been very proud of his family. All four members very successfully living their lives despite the tragedy they had to survive.
God be with you all!

Rest in peace

S. Yates

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