Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Night Watchman Joseph M. Self

University of Kentucky Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 1923

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Reflections for Night Watchman Joseph M. Self

A true, RIP Sir.

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

February 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 88 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 10, 2011



February 8, 2008

Night Watchman Self, you were one of the founding fathers of college policing. You were out there before people even realized the need for real police on campus. You did the job and you did it well but sadly it cost you your life.

For being out there in the beginning, for your courage in the most extreme circumstances and for just being you, Thank you on behalf of all of us who have come after you.

You are a hero for so many reasons.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 7, 2008

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

November 20, 2007

God bless you Joseph. He has created a place for heroes such as you.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother
Montgomery Co., Ohio

November 18, 2007

God bless this fallen hero, God bless and keep his family, and God bless and keep a watchful eye over the University of Kentucky Police Department.

Rest easy and Godspeed. They have your watch.

KY LEO wife

November 14, 2007

Watchman Self,
It has taken over 84 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



November 11, 2007

You are finally listed among the heros today. You name on this web page gives you the honor and respect you deserve. It also is a rememberance of you, protraying that you will never be forgotten, as your story now lives here. You are a hero just by the profession you chose, thank you Sir for your service.

Pat VanDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

November 10, 2007

Watchman thanks for your service.


November 9, 2007

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