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Deputy Sheriff Forrester "Forist" Messer

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, November 23, 1923

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Forrester "Forist" Messer

Deputy Sheriff Messer,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

November 23, 2023

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.

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

November 23, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Messer,
It has taken over 86 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knox County.



June 9, 2010

May God bless your very soul. Deputy Messer, you are still remembered after all this time.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

June 3, 2010

Thank you for your service may you forever RIP

Lauren W.
Officer's Wife

June 3, 2010

Deputy Messer your not forgotten.

Gilbert Daniel

June 1, 2010

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