Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian Howard Jackson

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 13, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian Howard Jackson

Happy Birthday Sweetpea-- can't get over how fast the years have gone by. Seems just like yesterday that you were smiling for the camera with your kermit the frog--I can't pass by a muppet without smiling. Today will be a good day--a happy day--the way it was 32 years ago. Hopefully lots of babies will be born here today--maybe I'll leave them kermits this year--love you...forever!


December 14, 2008

Three years...the crazy thing I think about it all the time. Seems like just the other day. On Tursday I spent the morning at the memorial in the rain. I keep picturing you at a Rhody basketball game! Not sure why but that is the image. We miss you brother. I'll see you again...but not yet.

Scott Allen
Prince George's County Police Department (MD)

November 15, 2008

I counted and there have been 477 officers who have died in the line of duty since you were killed. I just cried.


November 14, 2008

Rest in Peace brother. You are missed but you will never be forgotten.....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

November 13, 2008



November 13, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this third anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 13, 2008

three years -- so long ago and yet it seems like yesterday-the memories seem to become more vivid as the time passes--not a day goes by without thoughts of you--miss your smile and your voice--


November 12, 2008

H Honey, I can't believe that on thursday it's going to be 3 years since I saw you last. I miss you so much everyday and wish you were coming home to me. Know that I love and miss you so much, my heart is still broken.

Jo-Ann Jackson
Wife of DPD Officer Brian H. Jackson EOW 11/13/05

November 10, 2008

Though I did not know you or your family, I have prayed for you and them since I first heard your story nearly 3 years ago. I am so relieved to see that justice will be served, though I know that nothing can ease the pain for your family and friends.

To Officer Jackson's loved ones... God bless you, and I will continue to pray for y'all. I am honored to have the privilege of remembering such a fine officer.

Daughter of a fallen deputy

October 8, 2008

I had the honor of knowing you, living in the same dorm, and stealing your food from you and Gilby. I enjoyed the support you gave while playing ball a URI. I was on the job when I got the news. I'm at a bigger and rougher area now, and not a day goes by or conversation without telling your story. I had the honor to recieve your name from the memorial that is diplayed with honor in my patrol vehicle. My heart goes to your family and dear wife, and I am glad justice was done. Rest in Peace Brother you're never forgotten.

PFC. John Bush
Horry County PD, SC- Friend

September 10, 2008

It's too bad that we only learn of these good men after they have paid the
ultimate sacrifice. But I am thankful for this website where we can learn how
they lived their lives and what they stood for. We are a grateful nation for your choice of career and even though you may not hear it very often, we do thank you for the awesome and dangerous tasks you perform each and every day.
You will never be replaced, Brian and you will be forever missed.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 29, 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

February 5, 2008

Happy birthday sweetie--wow 31 years ago you made your entrance--what a great day! There were 3 babies born here today-two at South County Hospital and one at Newport Hospital--I left them gifts from you! We had dinner at one of your favorite haunts and birthday cake (OK it was birthday pie--but it was great!} Miss you every day but it still feels like you're here with me--I hope that's you!!! Love you forever......

December 14, 2007

Hi Honey,

It's been 2 years now. I can't believe it has been this long. It seems like yesterday yet long ago since I last saw you. As you know we got the death penalty for the man that killed you. I feel so much relief at knowing that justice has been served and that your death was not forgotten. I can rest easier now that I know he is locked away forever and will never hurt anyone again. I miss you everyday, know that I love you and always will.

Jo-Ann Jackson
wife of DPD Officer Brian H. Jackson EOW 11/13/05

December 1, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 28, 2007

~Never forgotten. God Bless your family and friends.

911 Dispatcher

November 13, 2007

It has been 2 years, I hope and pray that your family finds comfort now and during the upcoming holidays. You are a hero, and we will always remember.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

November 13, 2007

When you died the angels cried, not for you but for us.

November 12, 2007

Two years--it doesn't seem possible. At times I feel the pain is worse now then it was earlier. A day has not passed without you in my thoughts.

November 12, 2007

I am glad the the criminal justice system has not let you down and I salute you and Brian's parents for enduring such a long trial process which I know drained you physically and emotionally. We too lost our son to an illegal alien who should never have been in this country. I hope that Brian continues to watch over all of you and as his 2nd anniversary of his EOW arrives, all of you will be in my thoughts.

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

November 6, 2007

I just read the article about the trial. Took the system a long while to get it accomplished but they did. May God watch over your family and help them to cope.

God Speed Sir.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

November 3, 2007

Glad to see justice will be served. As stated before the punishment should fit the crime. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Jason Hemstreet
Yuma County S.O.

November 3, 2007

The punishment fits the crime, the selfish man that took officer jacksons life should get nothing less than capital punishment. God bless the brave wife and mother of this angel in blue, who were able to speak to the man who commited this horrible crime. Rest in peace.

November 2, 2007

Miss you brother, I keep you close and think of you most every day.

J Gilbert

November 1, 2007

It has been almost two years and not a day goes by that I don't think about you and how good of a partner you were. We may have wore different badges but you treated me like one of your own. Keep watch over me and mine and I will do my best to watch over everyone down here. I miss you....

tony keel

October 28, 2007

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