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Sheriff Orson Rodolphus Colgrove

Jones County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 29, 1869

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Reflections for Sheriff Orson Rodolphus Colgrove

As a residence of Jones County and a member of the same agency, I have researched for several years in trying to find more details about who you were and how you died. With the help of congressional insight papers of your murder and other documents it was difficult, hard work but I was able to press on because no matter what ever happened back then and what people have said about you, you were a member of the local law enforcement of that era. You upheld the law and deserve the respect. You acted on what you thought was right and helped those who were going through a rough and frighten time in the south. Your devotion, dedication and honor for ones country reflects in the highest traditions of Law Enforcement. For your courage and hard work during those trying times in America, we thank you!May you rest in peace.

LIEUTENANT Pete Danza
Jones County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2017

As a residence of Jones County and a member of the same agency, I have researched for several years in trying to find more details about who you were and how you died. With the help of congressional insight papers of your murder and other documents it was difficult, hard work but I was able to press on because no matter what ever happened back then and what people have said about you, you were a member of the local law enforcement of that era. You upheld the law and deserve the respect. You acted on what you thought was right and helped those who were going through a rough and frighten time in the south. Your devotion, dedication and honor for ones country reflects in the highest traditions of Law Enforcement. For your courage and hard work during those trying times in America, we thank you!May you rest in peace.

LIEUTENANT Pete Danza
Jones County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2017

As a residence of Jones County and a member of the same agency, I have researched for several years in trying to find more details about who you were and how you died. With the help of congressional insight papers of your murder and other documents it was difficult, hard work but I was able to press on because no matter what ever happened back then and what people have said about you, you were a member of the local law enforcement of that era. You upheld the law and deserve the respect. You acted on what you thought was right and helped those who were going through a rough and frighten time in the south. Your devotion, dedication and honor for ones country reflects in the highest traditions of Law Enforcement. For your courage and hard work during those trying times in America, we thank you!May you rest in peace.

LIEUTENANT Pete Danza
Jones County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2017

Sheriff Jones,
On today, the 147th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 29, 2016

Time maynhave 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
Texas

May 29, 2015

Sheriff Colgrove not only stood for justice and against the bad guys, but he stood-up against the prejudice and prevailing racist beliefs during a sad time in our history. He is an example of what we in law enforcement officer should aspire to be.

Maj. Larry Carter
NSO/NPD retired

May 29, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 143rd 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 29, 2012

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