Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Jay P. Balchunas

Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 2004

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Reflections for Special Agent Jay P. Balchunas

As the mother of a military police officer, I admire greatly how his parents have carried on his call to serve the community.

I am humbled and inspired by those who serve.

Michele McCormack
member of the public

January 3, 2019

Thank you for being a mentor in my early days on MPD, and always being a friend even after you left to work for the State. 21 years later I still find myself emulating your approach to work. You will always be missed.

Sgt Juan López
Milwaukee Police Department

November 5, 2018

Happy 48th Birthday, Jay!! You are so missed and thought of often by many!!

Chris
DCI

January 18, 2018

Jay,

Thinking of you on this 12th anniversary of your tragic death. A role model, friend, and family member taken too soon. Not a day goes by you are not thought of by the lives you've touched down here. Thanks for your dedication to both the fire department and law enforcement. The world is a better place because you lived.

Friend
Friend

November 5, 2016

Jay, I had the chance and the honor of meeting and sitting with your family on a Sunday afternoon, and must say I've never met nicer people. Ironically, we both live in New Berlin. Thank you sir for your service. You gave the ultimate sacrifice and I salute you sir. May you rest in piece. My heart go's out to your family and pray that they may fine some healing each and every day. God Bless them.

Don Hedbany
Brother of Fallen Police Officer Ronald Hedbany

May 6, 2015

Happy 45th Birthday, Jay. Baby John Patrick was baptized today. You would be very proud of your little brother and his wonderful family. We love you and miss you.

Mom

January 18, 2015

Thinking of you today on the Anniversary of your death and keeping your family and friends close in our thoughts. RIP Jay you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police
Deborah S Roelandts (retired 911)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police

November 5, 2014

This still hurts, RIP, GPM

S/A GPM

November 2, 2014

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years already. It feels like just yesterday...missing you always, Jay.

Linda

October 29, 2014

Thinking of you on this somber 10th anniversary. Your presence is felt on a daily basis. Always loved and never forgotten.

Friend
LEO family/friend

October 28, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. Continue to keep watch over everyone in your family. Know that those that love you will never let you be forgotten for you are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officerf: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 6, 2013

hey Jay, just wanted to stop by and say how much i miss you. not a day goes by that i dont think about you. Grandma gave me that memorial bracelet that she used to wear and i wear it every day. I just wish i could see you one more time! :'(

Andy Lamm
Nephew of Jay Balchunas EOW: 11/5/2004

May 21, 2013

hey Jay, just wanted to stop by and say how much i miss you. not a day goes by that i dont think about you. Grandma gave me that memorial bracelet that she used to wear and i wear it every day. I just wish i could see you one more time! :'(

Andy Lamm
Nephew of Jay Balchunas EOW: 11/5/2004

May 21, 2013

See you May 13th Buddy as we return to Honor Serge and our Sister Jen. You are in good company bro. You are missed very much!

Detective
Wauwatosa WI Police Department

April 6, 2013

Jay,
Since becoming a police officer in southeastern Wisconsin in 2008, I have heard many tales about Jay the cop and firefighter. You are sorely missed by all of us, but never forgotten.
Your death, while senseless, was not in vain.
You were a great cop and an inspiration for all of us to endeavor to do this job better.

"May the road always rise to meet you"

PO Adam Nelson
Mequon, WI Police Department

December 31, 2012

Eight years have passed and each year it seems that some people forget about you. There are those that love you though that will never forget about you and will never let your memory die for you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Thank you for being the hero that you are and for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You have not been forgotten

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer; Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 4, 2012

May the Lord watch over your family just as you watched over us. We are forever grateful for people like yourself, angels placed here on earth to ensure justice and safety for us all. God Bless all who wear the badge.

Grateful Citizen
Grateful Citizen

June 8, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

We miss you Jay, rest in peace

Andy (nephew of jay)
Nephew

March 14, 2012

Happy birthday, Jay. We miss you everyday...

Linda

January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Jay...I miss you, brother!

Joel Kutz
Wauwatosa PD

January 17, 2012

Wishing you and all of your loved ones a Merry Christmas. I know that it is very hard during the holidays as all our thoughts are on those that we love dearly that are no longer here with us in body but their spirit lives on. You will be the topic of conversation over dinner and thats how it should be as you are a hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and let them feel your presence around them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 24, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them and protect them as they continue on lifes path. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 5, 2011

May 15th, Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this special day and every day. I know they will never forget you for that special love for you burns eternal in their hearts. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 14, 2011

To the family of Jay,
This is a little late, but I have wanted to say "Thank You" for your kindness and understanding on that 1st Memorial Service at the DEA headquarters. My little niece was so insistent on staying on stage next to Karen that she intruded on YOUR time to be honored for your sacrifice of your loved one, Jay. Thank you for your patience & tolerance of a little girl who was lost & bewildered, who loved her daddy and still didn't understand why he was gone.
When I think of my brother SA Terrance Loftus, my next thought is of his "brother in duty", Jay. My thoughts are with you, his family.

Denise Garn
DOJ "family"

March 26, 2011

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