Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Hubert Dean Yancey

Scott County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, November 28, 2003

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Reflections for Sergeant Hubert Dean Yancey

A Brother Warrior has fell and died today in battle.

This Brother Warrior has made the ultimate sacrifice.

He has given his life for his Fellow Warriors, his family and friends too.

Brother Warrior, pass your sword to us, so we can keep your spirit alive.

You, my Brother Warrior will not be forgotten.

God Bless you, your family and your friends.

We honor and respect all of the Fallen Warriors who have gone before us.

We ask you, Brother Warriors to guide us, protect us and pray for us.

We will meet again my Brother Warriors.

For this time not to fight another battle, but to live in eternal peace.

God bless all of the Warriors, past, present and future.

Sgt. Chad McDaniel
Seminole County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2003

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Yancey family. Our prayers are with you. May God bless you during this time of sorrow.

Metro Nashville Police Department

December 4, 2003

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 Sergeant Yancey 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.


December 4, 2003

I was blessed to have known this remarkable man. I worked with John-John for five years at the Scott Co. Sheriff`s Dept. before I became a State Trooper. We became the best of friends, and talked regularly. He was without a doubt the finest man I will ever know. As good as he was on the job, he was an even better husband and father. He loved his wife and children and made it a point to tell everyone how wonderfull they are. He told me once "If you do what you love, you`ll never work a day in your life." He lost his life doing what he loved to do. I hope one day that I will be half the man he was. He touched the heart of everyoone who knew him. Durring his funeral, as we drove him to his final resting place, crowds of people lined the highways. They placed thier hand over thier broken hearts, crying, as they paid thier last respects to our fallen hero. This shining star will never be replaced. I know if John-John were with us today, he would charge into harms way again. It was his duty. It was his calling. My life will never be the same without him. I miss my friend. He and his family will always be my heros.

Trp. Matthew Mark Chitwood
Tennesse Highway Patrol

December 3, 2003

Our prayers are being sent to Heaven for John-John and Marty ,all of their families and the Scott County sheriff's office

deputy Dick Comer
Blount (TN) County sheriff's office

December 3, 2003

One can only imagine what every officer in Scott County is feeling at this time. This is a horrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt. Yancey in this difficult time. In addition, I would like to say that I will be praying for the other officer involved in this incident. I know this has to be an extremely difficult time for him or her and I pray that they realize that accidents like this happen sometimes and we have no control over that. I can't even begin to imagine what you all must be feeling...I'm so sorry for your loss.


A 911 Dispatcher


December 3, 2003

John John you done faced something that we all got to face one day and that is DEATH you are up there with jesus and walking Heavens Beat i thank God for you. what you done for us in this life you died for what you loved to do. and that's taking Drugs off the street for my children, your children and everybodys else children. you are 10-7 out of service in this life but you are 10-8 in service in heaven still watching over us. Marty Hang in there. i'm sure John John is saying. Hey Buddy you was my partner, my friend Don't do this to your self. just meet me in Heaven one day. Where there is no more Heartache, Sorrow and Pain. To Sgt Yancey's Family. this ain't a Good-Bye, Because One Day you will meet him again in Heaven. God Bless You. You are in my thoughts and Prayers. To the Scott County Sheriff's Department. Keep doing what you have to do. that's what John John would want you to do. Don And Judy Thompson Sunbright Tennessee Morgan County Friend of Sheriff Bobby Gibson

December 3, 2003

My heart and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of Sgt. Yancey. There are absolutely no words I can say that will bring any resolution to your pain, however, please accept my condolences for your terrible loss.

Deputy Faith Hill
Shelby County Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2003

As a wife of a police chief and mother of 3 sons, my heart goes out to you and your loss. I pray for my men in blue every day and know God is with you at all times.

Cheryl St. Louis

December 3, 2003

As a wife of a fellow officer of Sergeant Yancey, I feel the pain of his wife Lori and the members of the SCSD. The death of John John has changed the lives of every officer in our small county and the lives of us wating for them to return home to us. John was loved by many and has in some way touch everyone's life. He will be missed forever. All I really know is that last Friday night HEAVEN WAS NEEDING A HERO, and they truly found one.


December 3, 2003

Just Reward

The police officer stood and faced his Maker,
which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, police officer
how shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To your Maker, have you been true?"

The police officer, with squared shoulders, said
"No sir, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed by a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, please forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fears.

But if you have a place for me here, need not be too grand.
I never expected or had too much
so if you don't... I'll understand."

There was silence all around the room
where the saints respectfully stood.
As the police officer waited quietly,
for the judgement... bad or good.

"Step forward now, police officer,
you've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

- Author Unknown

John John.... God Bless and God Speed

Deputy Sheriff Chad Alexander
Scott Co. Sheriff Dept.

December 3, 2003

Dear sweet family and friends,
Your loss is very heavy on my heart and I wanted you to know that my daughter and I prayed for you all tonight. I wish I had words that could erase your pain but just know that you are loved beyond measure. Those that have walked your path will be here to help you and encourage you along the way.

Cathy Hill
surviving spouse Deputy Barrett Hill
e.o.w. 12/4/00

December 2, 2003

From the Overton County Sheriffs Dept..
God Speed My Brother,


Sgt. Gary Murphy
Overton County SO ,Tenn.

December 2, 2003

My heart goes out to Lori and her children. To John John's father and to his mother. You will see him again. John John gave his life protecting my family in Scott County. Oh waht a tradegy and one I hope never happens again.

Judy Brown
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

December 2, 2003

My heart goes out to Lori and her children. To John John's father and to his mother. You will see him again. John John gave his life protecting my family in Scott County. Oh waht a tradegy and one I hope never happens again.

December 2, 2003

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

December 2, 2003

Rest in peace Brother John-John, you are a true hero and will not be fogtten.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

December 2, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, December 2, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sgt. John John Yancey who died just four days ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Sgt. Yancey's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

December 2, 2003

God Speed Sergeant Yancey.
Thank you for being a hero.
I pray for your children and family. I also pray for Agent Carson.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

December 2, 2003

may god be with you john john, and to your family.
and to the rest of my extended family at scsd.

deputy jimmy sexton
Scott County Sheriff's Dept.

December 2, 2003

To Sergeant Yancey family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you....Be sure that your family will never be alone....

God Bless you

Terry Miyars, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares e/o/w 11/6/86, Hialeah PD, FL

December 1, 2003

Rest in peace.


December 1, 2003

You will not be forgotten Brother Yancey. My thoughts and prayers and thoughts are with the Yancey Family and the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Scott Sparks
Chesterfield County Police Dept, VA

December 1, 2003

Thank you for your service to this state and country. God bless the family of this HERO...

CVE Officer
Tennessee Commercial Vehicle Enforement

December 1, 2003

May god keep watch over you Sgt Yancey. We will pray for you and your family.

Sgt (Ret)

December 1, 2003

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