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Captain John B. Russell

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, June 19, 1913

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Reflections for Captain John B. Russell

A triute to Captain John B. Russell will be a ceremony on Memorial Day 2016 by the Department of Corrections, Colorado. There will be a stone cut and placed by the DOC prior to that date, since Captain Russell has never had a stone on his grave - in the 112 years since he was killed in action.
The Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery Committee, Board of the City of Canon City is sponsoring this dedication, as well, and is soliciting funds for a memorial sign explaining his heroism and dedication to duty. Memorial Day, May 30l, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, Canon City, CO.

Carol G. McNew, Secretary
Greenwood Pioneer Cemetery Committee

April 10, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 19, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 26, 2012

Rest in Peace, Captain Russell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Captain Russell - Thanks for your service to the people of Colorado. As a brother from outside the walls, I hope that God grants you eternal rest and that His perpetual light shines upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 27, 2010



April 5, 2006

Capt. Russell,
It has taken over 92 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Colorado. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


March 4, 2006

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