Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jesse W. Embrey, III

St. James Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, January 15, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Jesse W. Embrey, III

It's hard for me to grasp that 13 years have passed since you were called home. Such a kind young man; so proud of the uniform - he had such great aspirations. Instead of wearing the blue, & raising his beautiful children, with his loving, young life, his life was harshly cut short. Called back into the station in an ice storm to complete paperwork on an earlier fatal accident (caused by the icy road conditions) I worked in the hospitality room as the funeral home, providing sandwiches & beverages at the visitation out of respect for his service, & so that his sweet, young, wife wouldn't have to have to worry about such incidentals in her time of sorrow.
It saddens me that your son & daughter have had to grow up without a daddy - but, in my opinion your beloved has done an extraordinary job. RIP Jesse. One day you will be reunited with your family. And, thank you for your service.

MaryBeth Armistead - civilian
Friend of the family

January 16, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 15, 2018


Sgt. Stan Kardasz (retired)
Bellefontaine Neighbors PD

May 17, 2016

It's been 11 years now and not a day goes by that I do not think of you. You were like my second father. I still can not believe that you are gone from this world. I wish you was still here with us. I have two beautiful little girls that I wish would have been able to met you. I know they would have loved you as much as I do. I love and miss you Uncle Jesse.

Rachel Arnold

May 15, 2016

It has been ten years now and I miss you so much and I cry a lot know that you you are gone I wish a box to where I could open it up and look at me and you.

love your baby girl relora


January 25, 2015

Why take my dad from me why please tell me why I don't see him to day it kills me every mont to day. I LOVE YOU DADDY!!!!!!!!!!

Relora Embrey

May 24, 2014

Dad we are doing good but mom won't come to your grave if she does she will cry we are back in st.james we miss you a lot.

Relora Embrey

May 24, 2014

Dad we miss u so much it mormol day and I want u here with me.

Relora Embrey

May 24, 2014

miss u dady i think of u everyday mom and sis is doing good mom still crys because ur gone but we still mis u.

jesse embrey 4

January 10, 2013

Thinking of you and your family on this seventh anniversary day. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace, Jesse.

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

January 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 15, 2010

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

January 15, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 20, 2009

Thinking of you on the 4th anniversary of your EOW.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 15, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you are gone but never forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

January 15, 2009

I want to thank you Jesse for the scarafice you have given. From me and your neighbors at Phelps County Sheriffs Department you and your family are in our prays. Keep the good lord safe above and we all will be on the BEAT some day togther. GOD BLESS.


Deputy Christian Butler
Phelps County Sheriffs

March 30, 2008

Thankyou OFFICER EMBREY for your service and sacrifice. GOD bless your family, you are not forgotten


February 20, 2008

Paperwork, like it couldn't wait till Embrey's next shift??? Did another officer get called in to complete this fatality as well? Two children left fatherless over paperwork. Unreal. Just paperwork....this officer was at home with his FAMILY!!!

pa officer

January 15, 2008

On this 3 year anniversary of your EOW, we are thinking of you and your family. Please watch over them, as they are still trying to make it day by day without you as seen in the reflections. Keep an eye on your children and give them peace when they have that emotional time missing you and wondering are with them at all times.

Thank you for your service and you will not be forgotten.

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

January 15, 2008



January 5, 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

December 10, 2007

So sad and Ironic! I wonder who did your paperwork. Time has not diminished your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 15, 2007

G-d Bless.

January 15, 2007

Miss you bro!


June 26, 2006


Why does it have to be so hard? I so wish that you were here to talk to. Yeah I do have people to talk to but I want so much to talk to you. At times I don't know what to do. I think about you children growing up and not having you there to watch them and it kills me. I went to Washington, DC where they honored you and it was beautiful I even got to meet the President face to face. Now that it is over I wish I would have taken your children with me but I just didn't know at the time, but if I had it all to do again I would have taken them with me. I have so many things that I want and need to say but I don't know how to say them, and a lot of the time I just go with the flow because I don't know what else to do. You were my soulmate and best friend on top of my husband. And now that you are gone I feel so lost without you.


May 22, 2006

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