Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Joshua Yazzie

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Justice Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, June 7, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer Joshua Yazzie

Josh, just wanted to let you know your on mind this week, thinking of you and your family. It's hard to believe its been 12 years since you were called home, your memory still lives on.

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Lieutenant Robert Ashcraft
Office of Justice Services - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Crow Agency

June 5, 2022

i love you uncle josh.. you never leave my mind. i miss you so much, i hope to see you again soon so i can smother you in enough hugs to make up for the time apart

kennedy taylor

November 10, 2021

i love you uncle josh.. I can't stop thinking about you. I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you again and give you enough hugs to make up for the time spent apart.

Kennedy Taylor

November 10, 2021

He was a good man and a good friend

Robert Bird

June 8, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

June 7, 2020

“josh” Officer Yazzie your are truly missed, 10years ago today, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR OUR TRIBE. 9 BRAVO 9

Lara J. A. ivie Probation Officer
Ute Indian Tribe Uintah & Ouray Reservation Fort Duchesne Utah

June 7, 2020

Officer Yazzie,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 7, 2020

Dad I miss you. I have done cheer and never will forget get you father I love you so much.

MaCee Yazzie

November 22, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018


Eight years, Yazzie you truly have been missed. Your stories and encouragements, I still use them to teach my officers. In every officer I have helped train your story goes with them. I am proud to say I knew you.

Rest well brother.

Lieutenant Arick Burnett
Chehalis Tribal Police

June 7, 2018

It has been 8 years my friend! You are truly missed by every person who ever met you. Rest easy my brother

Detective Jason Wrolson
Puyallup Tribal Police Department

June 7, 2018

Josh, I am joyful In the opportunity that I got to have attended the same Police Academy as you. You inspired so many of to finish the academy. To the family of Josh, he was a great person to be around, full of fun and energy. He is deeply missed. Much love from all the way in Choctaw, Ms. Of

Off. Shawn Shoemake
Union Police Dept.

August 23, 2017

Rest in Peace.

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

June 8, 2017

6 years today brother. Still to this day you will never know the impact you had on people. Miss ya bro and untill we meet again, Rest Easy.

Patrolman Robert D. Ashcraft #825
Bureau of Indian Affairs

June 7, 2016

Coming up on six years. To this day, every time I polish my boots, I remember sitting in your dorm room in academy and you're showing me how to polish my boots. Those boots have long since been replaced but I still remember. You had taken the time to show me the right way, took time to invest in my life. You taught me a lot while in the academy. Lessons I now teach to my officers.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. A Burnett
Chehalis Tribal Police

May 1, 2016

Officer Yazzie- you are remembered and honored every week by future officers and the staff of the BIA United States Indian Police Academy at the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. Cadets march to the memorial and dedicate their training in honor of you and the men and women listed. - Never Forgotten- Always Honored.

S.Juneau, Academy Director
BIA United States Indian Police Academy

July 4, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

Lift your heads, hold 'em high. Class One Twelve standing by! 2008 FLETC BPOTP class 112

To the Yazzie family. Be blessed!

Officer Joseph O'Connell
Puyallup Tribal Police

December 20, 2014

Over four years ago. It still seems just like yesterday we were in 116 together. Thanks for getting me threw those times. You will never be forgotten.

Patrol, A Burnett

June 12, 2014

RIP Brother

FF/PM Sean Riley
federal Fire Great Lakes

June 7, 2014

RIP HERO! You were remembered today for your bravery, Sir!

Frmr Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

May 5, 2014

My uncle Josh was a great man. He still lives in all of our hearts. He left a very good memories of him behind so we can remember how we had good times with him. He ment a lot to me. When the day of the sadness that fell upon us I felt that I lost all of my childhood and part of my life. He was a.very good uncle to me. He was a father figure to me I will always.look up to him and make him proud of what I will be come.

sharon wissiup

January 19, 2014



Patrolman Shawn Shoemake
Choctaw Police Dept.

January 18, 2014

Cadet Yazzie,

R.I.P. my brother...

Choctaw Police Dept

January 18, 2014

It's been almost two years. I still think of you often and still remember the sadness of that day. Your service will never be forgotten. RIP

Dispatcher Bruce Brown (retired)
Utah Department of Public Safety

June 7, 2012

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