Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Inspector David Howell Jennings

Alabama Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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Reflections for Inspector David Howell Jennings

As our department has recently lost a brother due to a car accident, I have some idea of the pain that Inspector Jennings family, friends, and co-workers are going through. I hope that god will ease your pain and leave only the best memories and know that he will never be forgotten.

Ptl J. Brackett
Harriman Police Department, Tennessee

December 13, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
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 awfully tough.

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

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God 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 fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his god.

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


December 12, 2004

Rest in peace sir

concerned citizen

December 12, 2004

Farewell for now Brother...we are grateful for your service and dedication to duty. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

December 12, 2004

Thank you for your service. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Go with God brother.


December 12, 2004


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you."

December 12, 2004

Rest in peace,Sir.
My condolences to the family,friends and co-workers of Inspector Jennings.

Mother of a Police Officer

December 11, 2004

I am very saddened to hear of the loss of Inspector Jennings. His service is not forgotten. He will be missed. My condolences to his colleagues, friends and family. He now stands a watch in Heaven with St. Michael, having completed the final roll call on earth. God bless and be safe brothers and sisters.

Master Sgt. John Millan
US Army Military Police, Iraq

December 11, 2004

my thoughts and prayers are with your family and co-workers. God speed brother Jennings

PSO Robert Caudill #428
Bristol TN Police Department

December 11, 2004

May GOD bless your family and friends during this time. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

December 11, 2004

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

December 11, 2004

God bless your family and friends in this tragic time. May God give them strength to get through the hard times for years to come. Thank you for your service and God Speed my brother.

Sean Hoover
Ft. Myers Police Department

December 11, 2004

My sympathy goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of Inspector Jennings. Rest in peace Sir, you are a hero.

a citizen

December 11, 2004

To the family, friends and co-workers of Inspector David Jennings, we would like to send our condolences.

Worthington P.D. Ohio

December 11, 2004

God bless you and your family

S/A G.Rowe Jr
RR Police Department NJ DIV

December 11, 2004

Rest in peace; your family and children are in our thoughts and prayers.

Michigan Resident

December 10, 2004



December 10, 2004

Let no line of duty death go unnoticed, rest in peace brother.

Franklin Police Dept, IN

December 10, 2004

Rest in Peace

December 10, 2004

Rest In Peace Sir.

Cpl. D.Johansen
Federal Reserve System Police Services

December 10, 2004

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

December 10, 2004

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