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Patrol Officer Jackie Davis Ryden

Prescott Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Saturday, September 2, 2006

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Jackie Davis Ryden

Officer Ryden,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prescott. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 2, 2018

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 27, 2014

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die

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

September 2, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

April 12, 2012

Missing you today and always. So many things have changed since you left us. We are very proud to be part of your family.


Melissa and Brooklyn

Melissa and Brooklyn
Ex daughter in law and granddaughter

September 2, 2011

Remembering your hero on this anniversary of his sacrifice. Thank you sir for your service!

Jennifer Mayo
Sister of fallen Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07

September 2, 2010

Jack, I'm thinking about you today and I'm sure many of others are also missing you deeply.

Love, Melissa and Brooklyn

Melissa and Brooklyn Ryden
Daughter in law and Granddaughter

September 2, 2009

To Officer Jackie Davis Ryden, his family and his fellow officers with the Prescott Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Ryden’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Ryden and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 2, 2009

To Jackie and all his loved ones:

Jackie, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Jackie. Your memory is honored and revered today, the second anniversary week of your death, and everyday.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


September 3, 2008

Two years have passed and I know during that time those who carry you in their hearts have thought of you every day. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/-4

September 2, 2008

Jackie was a man of honor respected by many and loved by all. Jack was a man with the warmest heart,and a sweet little smile.
Jack you were taken from us two years ago today.
I know you are watching over me and protecting your family and your Brothers and Sisters of the Prescott Police Deptartment.Thank you.
Jackie its hard for me to believe that you have been gone now for two years,I look back at the good times we had and laugh through my tears.I miss you so much!!!!
Rest my brother. You are in my heart always.
I love you.
Your sister,

Marleen Johnson

September 2, 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 22, 2008

Please know that your dedication and sacrifice are remembered and honored on this first anniversary of your entrance into heaven. Heroes live forever...

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

September 3, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Ryden on the anniversary of his passing.
Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

September 2, 2007



September 2, 2007

Officer Ryden,
Today, we remember you on this first anniversary of your EOW. Your committment and dedication to law enforcement will never be forgotten. Thank you.

Pennsylvania citizen

September 2, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this first anniversry of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over all of them and protect them from harm, especially those precious grandchildren. They will always know you as a hero and rightfully so.

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

September 2, 2007

Hero!!!RIP Brother in Blue...............

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

September 2, 2007

We were in Washington this year also.
What a honor it was.
I only wish all of our officers could go there once to see all the love and honor that their families and fellow brothers and sisters give to all of us in our loss of a fallen brother.
Thankyou Debbie for sending the email that it will be a treasure to you for the rest of your life,to keep his fallen bracelet with his name.
I didn't know they have someone wear each fallen brothers
Jackie was lucky they choose you to wear his.
The bracelet were really cool and I will treasure mine also and the memories from Washington will never be forgotten.
Thanks to C.O.P.'S and all the participation groups that come to Washington to help with Police week and people like you Debbie to help the famlies of a fallen officer.
And all the officers that help to make us feel better that donate their time most of them have to pay their own way and use vacation time I could never thankyou enough,what a group of fine people you are in blue.

Debbie maybe someday we will meet in Washington for Police week.
Thanks again,
sisterof Jackies

sister of Jackie

May 25, 2007

It was my priviledge to ride in the 2007 Police Unity Tour from Virginia to Washington D.C. in honor of Patrol Officer Jackie Davis Ryden.

The bracelet that I wore honoring his name will be a treasured keepsake.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Police Constable Debbie Bland
Toronto Police Service (Canada)

May 14, 2007

Jackie, this week while we take a moment to honor all of the fallen officers in our country....we will have a special place for you in all of our hearts. God Bless.

Officer Luis Lopes-Serrao
Kronenwetter Police Dept,WI

May 13, 2007

I wish there was a way I could thank each and every person that has sent their prayers,condolences and love for my brother, Jackie.
I would like to give a special thankyou to the Community and the law enforcement in Precott and the entire Pierce County for being a special friend and a brother to Jackie.
Because Jack had worked 33 years in the police dept. he has gotten to know alot of fellow officers,he spoke of some that were very special to him like Tom,Cheif Scott,Sheri,Acting Cheif Mike,Tom,Cindy,Ben,and Nancy and many,many more he loved being with each and everyone of you!
Also thanks to all the officers from all over the Country,the C.O.P.'S and Odmp the Nerco organization--thank you for what you have done for our family in our loss and what you do everyday for all the familys.
I know that morning in September when Jackie put his uniform on and put that badge bearing number 2416 to shield his heart on,he and his family did not know that would be the day our life's would change.When the call came that there was a fire and 2416 responded to protect his community of Prescott...liked he had done many times before Who would of thought that on that call,his fellow officers and emergency personnel would have to lift him out of his squad and make that call for Life Link helicopter to take him for his ride up to our heavenly father.I am thankful for all they did that afternoon for Jack and if we his family, couldn't of been there he was with his other family!
I only wished I could of been one of the Prescott people on September 2nd,while on patrol in his squad car number 406, to tell him how much I loved him.
I still look when I see those blue squads waiting to hear 2416 on the radio-- for a breif moment then remembering he's in different squard now. I guess we all wish for that one more moment.
So, please,if I can get each and every person to tell your family and friends how much you love them because you never know when that moment will be your last.
I would like to say a prayer now for all the service people that protects us everyday and a special prayer to protect you on those 911 calls,and I would also like to say a prayer for the family and friends of our fallen officers!
God Bless our hero's.
Jackie you are my hero.Until we meet again I know you are watching over all of us trying to protect us yet.
Thanks for being my big brother!
I love you!!

Marleen Johnson

April 13, 2007

Having served myself for over thirty years,last ten with Jackie in summing up on Jackie he was the best. No greater kind hearted man ever served as he did. He passed away as he wanted,doing what he loved so much.

Those that were priviliged to have worked around and with him were indeed fortunate. Jackie stands as a symbal what law Enforcement officers need to strive to be today and beyond.

Jackson (my nick name for him ), rest in peace and watch over me on all my shifts...I miss you alot.


Tom Toston
Retired,Jackie's partner of 10 yrs

April 12, 2007

Jackie was a great man. I miss him dearly. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of Jackie. He was a very close friend of mine as he called me and we talked only two hours before he died. I am so glad that we talked as we had some good laughs and talked about some good times.
To Lori and Jackies family, He was the best.
Tom Schutz

Deputy Sheriff Tom Schutz
Pierce County Sheriff's Department

April 10, 2007

Rest In Peace. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, KY

March 19, 2007

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