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Night Watchman John Luckie Elsberry

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, August 16, 1895

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Reflections for Night Watchman John Luckie Elsberry

Officer Elsberry,
On today, the 121st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

August 16, 2016

Rest in Peace Special Agent John Luckie Elsberry. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the Steel Rails of America.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 13, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 118th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2013

Many believe that if you are employed by a specific entity you ONLY watch out for that entitiy. You have proven in a very sorrowful way that we all look out for our neighbors when 'on the job'. You did the right thing and sadly it cost you your life. May your killers spend eternity in hell for taking you from your family.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

August 16, 2011

Mr. Elsberry,
It has taken over 114 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



November 10, 2009

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