Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Safety John Ross Juneau

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, May 2, 2003

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Reflections for Chief of Safety John Ross Juneau

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 2, 2020

Rest in peace Chief of Safety Juneau.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2019

Ross was a friend and co-worker. He was always helpful, a great guy and he loved cars. He out up with me as I was learning and coming up through the ranks. He taught me a tremendous amount especially how to treat people well. Thank you Ross for all you gave to your community and friends. You are missed.

Lea Hayes, Fire Chief
Former Safety Officer

October 7, 2013

Rest in Peace, Chief Juneau. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Remembering my Uncle Ross, R.I.P.

SGT Juneau, Paul A.

January 6, 2012



May 2, 2008

Chief Juneau, a cop is a cop, no matter where he’s working or what he’s doing. If he’s doing the job, he’s a hero. You were doing the job while OFF the job, doing what you were being paid to do, but going above and beyond and I respect you for that. You truly are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

May 2, 2008

Chief Juneau was a good person. I never talked to him in the halls of the Albany PD that he didn't have a smile. Chief Juneau is truly missed.


Albany Police Dept. GA

April 30, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 27, 2007

To Chief of Safety John Ross Juneau, his loved ones and his fellow officers:

On this the third anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is revered and honored today.

May your family continue be to comforted by the warm embrace of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors who share this painful journey with them. My heart is with your family.

Reading all the loving reflections left by those who cared for you gives us an understanding of what a good and honorable man you were and of the high esteem with which you are held.

As a peace officer you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Chief Juneau. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Chief Juneau gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 2, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 1, 2006

Susan, I had the great joy meeting you, your boys, and your sister in Washington. It seems like we're neighbors with just over an hour seperating us! You impressed me with your strong faith--So glad your church has given you such wonderful support. I think of you so often and pray for your dear family. Can you imagine facing the last year without God?! His presence is felt in our lives so many times each day. Each day we are one day closer to the glorious day when we'll see our loved ones again! How exciting that is. I would love to see you all again sometime. Just know you are in our thoughts and that we pray for each one so often. You seem to be such a great Mom to your three boys-- Hang in there!God bless each of you!

Lori Wilkinson
Surviving sister of AL Conservation Officer Lance Horner

June 10, 2004

Susan and boys,

It was an honor to be able to meet y'all and attend Police Week activities with you. I hope that this week provided meaningful support for all of you, and that this will continue to help you in the days to come.

Please remember that your law enforcement family will always stand with you. Whatever your needs are, please let us know. The Georgia State FOP and Auxiliary and those of us in Columbus are here for you!

May God richly bless each one of you.

Amy Spear

Amy Spear, President
FOP Auxiliary, Columbus, GA

May 17, 2004

Sir, I have the honor of wearing your memorial bracelet for the 2004 Police Unity Tour to Washington, DC. Bless your family and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

PO Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept

March 12, 2004

I konow I didn't get too work long with you but you will be missed very much! And to your wife and family you"ll always be in my prayers.
Love, Allen

officer Allen Short

December 19, 2003

Juneau Family and those at SoWeGa Regional Airport,

It was a blessing to have known Ross. May god continue to be with and bless you all. May you find the strength that filled his shoes to carry on in his honor.

Jay Hayes

Chatham County Police Department

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Cheif of Saftey Ross Juneau for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Ross be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Chief of Safety Juneau's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to all of you. I know exactly how you feel. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Ross is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Ross was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Dennis McElderry's fiancee - E.O.W. (01/03/03)

Chief Juneau,

I mourn your loss; the loss of your life, the loss to your community, the loss to your comrades, and certainly the loss to your family. I hope that if you did not have the opportunity to know St. Michael in this cruel world that you are getting to know him in Heaven.

I am saddened that your death was the result of yet another medical emergency. It is a sad thing that the stresses and challenges endured while serving our communities so significantly shortens our lives.

God bless your eternal soul.

Deputy Chris Harper, 129
Putnam County SO, Georgia

Thank you Chief Juneau for your service in serving and protecting the citizens of your community. We deeply regret that another fine officer gave his life while fighting crime.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers. May God give you strength to continue on.

Roger D. Parker
Georgia Chapter - Concerns of Police Survivors

We are truly saddened at Ross' loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Dear Family and Friends,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. He is a hero! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Cathy Hill
surviving spouse Deputy Barrett Hill
e.o.w. 12/4/00
He died protecting those he didn't even know.





Rest in peace blue angel. Thank you for your service.

concerned citizen

Rest in peace Brother Ross, you will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

Blessed are the few who live life for the masses. It is an Honor to have these Officers in our ranks. It is the calling of God, when we are called upon to make the highest of sacrafice. Until the day we patrol a zone together on those streets of gold. It will be my honor to cover your sector. You will not be forgotten as I complete my duties. All I ask is that you and the other Angels are in route when I call for back up.
10-8 (in service) 10-63 ( no report made ).

Ofc Walters
East Point Police Dept.

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