Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Timothy Jacob Laird

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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Reflections for Officer Timothy Jacob Laird

Its hard to believe that its been 10 years! I miss you! You will never be forgotten! Always and forever...

A friend

August 18, 2014

Ten years ago today, my best friend was taken away. He was way to young, it was way to soon, and he still had a lot to offer to others. I've ask myself several times over why this senseless thing happen. But the only answer I can come up with is that it was just his time to go. A day never goes by that I don't think of him. A few weeks ago one of the Officers I work with shared a "Jake" memory with me on the radio. It was just nice to hear others still think of him too. This time of year is always hard ..... but I treasure all the good times he and I shared. I also know that I will always have my memories, and no one can take them away. You'll never be forgotten sweetie ... by me or many others.


August 18, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 17, 2014

Tomorrow is 10 years and I'm still thankful you protected our neighborhood. I was incredibly fearful that night alone and scared with my 10 month old baby. I'm sorry for your family's loss and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. I have never even met you and I still pause to think of you periodically. Our community is lucky to have officers like yourself.

Melanie Eubanks
Resident in neighborhood where incident occurred

August 17, 2014

Merry Christmas buddy, I miss you !!

A Friend

December 25, 2013

Today brought back the many raw memories of your funeral over 9 years ago. You are still missed and will be in my heart forever. Balinda, as you called her is with you now. I hope she is making sure you walk the straight and narrow. Miss you both.


September 26, 2013

Thank you for your selfless service!

My family prays for the families of all injured and fallen officers. Thank you for your selfless service! God bless those fallen and their families!

September 20, 2013

Hey you, just wnated to drop in and wish you a Happy Birthday !!! I'm always thinking of you .... keep watching over us. Will alaways miss you !!


September 16, 2013

Always in my heart Jake! You are missed so much!


August 18, 2013

Gone, but not forgotten.

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

August 18, 2013

Well it's been 9 years since you were taken from us. I still rembmer the phone wakimg me at 2:23 am and the person on the other end saying "Jake has been shot, he's dead" Those words still haunt me to this day. I'll never understnd why you was taken so soon. But I cherish the times we spent together and our conversations. You helped me trough some very hard times. I couldn't have ask for a bettter friend. Jake continue to watch over us, keep us safe. Today I will join the middle Shift Officers on Southeast District to honor your name on Dietz st. Know you'll never be forgotten and always be loved.


August 18, 2013

I went to boot camp with Jake and we golfed together in Jacksonville, NC some years after that. This isn't what I was expecting to find when I googled my old friend's name. He was a good man, and I am glad to have known him.

Brian Kuspa
Marine Friend

April 1, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Laird. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2013

I served with Jake in the Marines, we sat in the same office in Ft Wayne for a couple years. I miss him and will always remember his humor. Miss you Jake!

Semper Fi


January 6, 2013

Just read your story in your department's Honor Book. You are a true hero. Thank you for your service to America through your hard work in the Marines. America is a better place because of outstanding officers like you.

Johhny D
Small Town Indiana Dept

December 12, 2012

you were a bright light that shone through the darkest of hours in my life. I miss you terribly and will never forget.


November 19, 2012

The IMPD Leadership Academy used your incident as part of the Friday capstone for week two of the Leadership Academy today (Fri 9/21/12). Your sacrafice will not be forgotten. The lessons learned will make our department better for years to come. God bless you and your Marine Corps/IPD and personal family.

Sgt. John Arvin
Marine Corps and IPD brother in arms

September 21, 2012

HappyBirthday! I will never forget you! I miss you more everyday that goes by!
I love and miss you! Always and forever!

An old friend

September 17, 2012

Hi buddy, just wanted to stop by and tell you "Happy Birthday" !!!


September 17, 2012

I drove past Crown Hill today... I haven't stopped by lately. It's so hard to go there to see you. I miss you so much! There were so many things I wish we had time to do....I love and miss you!!!!

An old friend

September 14, 2012

He had a nature you could not help loving, and a heart that was purer then gold. To those who knew and loved him, his memory will never grow cold. Jake I have a little corner in my heart set aside for you, as long as life and memories last, I will never forget you. I miss you as much today as I did 8 years ago. But I know your watching over us, and that helps me go on from day to day. You were such an important part of my life. My only regret was it was only for a very short time. R.I.P. C421
Love Luann


August 18, 2012


Tonight is a hard night for me every year. I miss you terribly and the pain doesn't seem to get any better. To the new officers that did not have the chance to know you I try to explain what you were really like. So very funny, the 1000 watt smile. I fear I don't do you justice in my explanations but everyone that knew you knows what I am talking about. Miss you, love you.


August 17, 2012

Thank you for the best memory of all baby! She is amazing!


August 17, 2012

I sent your mom flowers last month because I don't want her to ever forget that you were so loved! There has not been a day of my life that I haven't thought about you! If I close my eyes I can still see our hands held tightly together. You always wanted me to feel safe. I just wish I was able to keep you safe that night. I relay that day over in my head over ad over... Why you? My life has been so empty without you! You had such a big piece of my heart... I miss you and love you!
Always and forever!!

An old friend....

August 11, 2012

Thinking of you Jake and can't believe it has been 8 years already. August always seems to be a hard month for many of us. You will never be forgotten and I hope you are looking down on us daily. Love ya "soup"..........your friend, Zuul ;-)

D........friend forever

August 7, 2012

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