Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Anne Marie Jackson

Skagit County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 2, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Anne Marie Jackson

A close friend of mine was related to her by marriage.

Ironically, she knew her assailant, having responded to previous incidents involving that troubled young man.

The Burlington High School Football Stadium, I believe, served as the place for her Memorial Service. The stadium, predictably, was packed.

God Bless You All who Mourn Her Loss,
jerry+
(Former Vicar, St. James Episcopal Church,
Sedro Woolley, WA)

Fr. Jerry Connors
Chaplain, Federal Bureau of Prisons

February 10, 2019

RIP Sister x

Sergeant Jim Demetriou
Metropolitan Police London

September 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 2, 2018

Rest in Peace my sister, and watch over your family and extended family in blue.

Lieutenant (Ret.) Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D.

September 2, 2016

Anne was a friend and horseback riding student. She accomplished more than anyone should have been able to with what she had. Her accomplishments were made possible by her strong unwavering belief that if you want and work hard enough you will achieve it.She choose the sport of 3-day eventing as it appealed to her scrappy side. She never complained that she needed a bigger horse,better tack or that she could only afford to keep her horse well trimmed, not shod.She merely set her goals and carefully plotted her path to achieve them. And achieve them she did!!.When ever she left the start box for cross-country I would worry about her barefoot horse, she competed all the way to Preliminary level..barefoot. I would always say"Keep the balance, maintain the rhythm".She would always give me that million watt smile and say" I'll watch the balance and YOU know I got rhythm!!) Yes Anne I'm sure that is what you doing that day you were taken.....kick on my friend!!!

Viki Ann Schimke
Friend-riding instuctor

September 2, 2015

I'll never forget watching as you cleaned and reconditioned an old bridle for your first horse in Santa Barbara. You are a wonderful soul. You live on in my heart.

Jason Wiginton
Family Friend

March 25, 2015

Anne, it breaks my heart to think your infectious smile and love for life aren't still out spreading their positivity on the streets today. You always made everyone's day brighter. You lived and died as a warrior. We could all be so lucky. It was an honor to know you. 579 ~ Strength and Honor.

Deputy Richard Schram
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

December 3, 2014

Rest in peace Anne; I am proud of you - you will always be sorely missed by those who knew you.

WSCJTC BLEA Class 579 - Strength and Honor.

Sgt Glen Carpenter
PCSD - TAC Officer WSCJTC

September 2, 2014

We think of justice being served, in this case it has not as he still walks and breaths. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Your parents think of you every day and cherish their memories of you that they carry in their hearts. Thank you for being the hero that you are.

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

September 2, 2013

Deputy Jackson, I think of you a lot, though I never knew you. You were a brave warrior and your impact on my life was and always will be great. You will never be forgotten... Heroes Live Forever.

God Bless.

Deputy Ben Wood
Whatcom County SO

May 15, 2013

To Anne and her family:

Today is the first time I read Anne's page after talking to a friend who was struck by another line of duty death case study she was exposed to. I talked to Anne every day from day 1 for Class 579 to our final day in Class 577. We were always in the hall together acting as door guards for our classrooms that were next door to each other.

Anne was always smiling and radiated kindness and an inner peace that I truly envy to this day. When I learned of her death, I had already missed the memorial - I was out of the country on military orders. It was a terrible thing to return home to.

I know Anne is still smiling. Those of us who knew her need to remember that smile and carry it with us every day as we walk out to serve our communities.

Godspeed Deputy Jackson. See you in another hallway when my time comes.

Detective Edgar Reinfeld, 1K32
Wenatchee Police Department

October 5, 2012

Dear Anne,

There have been 46 LEO officers killed in Washington since I became a cop here. I knew 13 of them, and one of them was you...

When I was up at WSCJTC yesterday, I thought of you. I remembered performing dry-fire practice at the range with you and DT in the gym. In the 20 weeks you were there, you transformed into a warrior. You made me very proud when you graduated with class 579.

I still can’t forget hearing the news four years ago. You fought the warrior’s fight and you made me and everyone who knew you very proud the way you handled yourself and never quit. To this day you still inspire me. It just wasn’t your day that day…

Of all the stories I tell, it is yours that still brings tears to my eyes. I truly wish I could have been there with you.

Rest in peace Warrior, you will never be forgotten.

Sergeant G. Carpenter #80
Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.

September 28, 2012

Anne, been a long time since high school. Never knew you went into LE until I read about your tragic day. We sang well!

Mike Power - Police Officer
Univ. of CA Santa Barbara Police

September 25, 2012

Thinking of you today... You are greatly missed by all!

E. Cowan
Swinomish PD

September 2, 2012

Anne your missed every day. We will never forget..

Officer Robert H DeNully Jr #047
Tacoma Police Dept

September 2, 2012

Anne, everytime I walk into Haggens I remember the first time I met you. You were full of engery and so inviting. You are so missed, I thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you gave.

Anonymous

March 21, 2011

You and your sacrifice are not forgotten. Thank you. Keep watching over us sister.

Police Officer
Chattanooga Police Department

January 30, 2011

It is so hard to believe it has been two years since that tragic day. RIP Anne. Know that your good work, your kind spirit, and your generous nature lives on in all of us.

Anonymous

September 3, 2010

Remembering your sacrifice and that of your loved ones on this sad anniversary....may they know that you are honored as a true hero!

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

September 2, 2010

It has been almost two years since your passing. May God bless your soul and grant some peace for those left behind. The community also suffers when such a good, decent person is so tragically taken from us. Your killer is trying to retract his gulty plea, he is such a coward!I hope to one day meet you in heaven.

Anonymous

August 26, 2010

Anne,

We had a picnic for you yesterday... I got to meet your mom and dad... They are wonderful people... I know everyone here misses you very much... Especially George... He speaks of you often... Also, just thought you should know, Chip is doing well... He is a great dog. Hope to meet you in heaven someday!

Anonymous

July 25, 2010

Anne,
It has been almost 2 years since that sad and terrible day that you were taken from us. I wear your ODM bracelet everyday to remind me of the ultimate sacrifice you made. In my Patrol car I have your picture and I say hi to you every day I hit the road and know that you are there watching over me.

Just wanted you to know that I think of you often, as Im sure do our academy class mates from 579.

You are a special person with a special heart and we will never forget you. Gone but never forgotten U76.

Officer Robert DeNully U047
Tacoma Police Dept

July 3, 2010

Deputy Jackson, you are still remembered with honour and respect.

Thank you for your service.

You died a hero serving your comunity.

The citizens of Washington were well protected under your watch.

A tragic and unnecessary loss.

Anonymous

April 28, 2010

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 5, 2010

LADY WARRIOR
In memory of Deputy Anne Jackson, Skagit County Sheriff’s Department
And
US Forest Service Officer Kristine Fairbanks
Both killed in the line of duty in Washington State, September 2008

Somebody somewhere called you
“daughter”, or “sister”
Perhaps somebody somewhere called you
“mom”
I suppose somebody somewhere called you
“lover”
And the loss they feel, no doubt’s at least as strong

But Lady Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Sister Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

You fought beside me
In the mountains and the valleys
You stood beside me
In the heat of the fire
You walked beside me
Down those darkest streets and alleys
Full of courage, and strength, and warrior fire

And Lady Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Sister Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

Another warrior
Has fallen in the battle
A brave soldier
Has paid the final price
Another hero
Gave her life as a reminder
That freedom only comes
Through sacrifice

Warrior
Is how I came to know you
Soldier
Is who you were to me
Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Was the same warrior fire
That burns inside of me

Lady Warrior
That fire that burned within you
Trust that your warrior fire
Burns on
Inside of me


©Tom Doran, 2008

tom Doran
fellow cop, neighboring agency

January 10, 2010

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