Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Eugene James Deckert

Teaneck Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, February 11, 1957

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Reflections for Sergeant Eugene James Deckert

Rest in peace Sergeant Deckert.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 12, 2019

Dad, today is your 60th anniversary. How can that be possible? Another question, how can I love someone so much who I never met? I know the answer to that one...being married to your son, Jim, for 50 years. Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts along with a wonder of what might have been if we had much more time with you. Wish our children could have sat in your lap and smothered you with kisses. So many wishes.... On this day, know that you are always remembered, always loved. If I should get to heaven one day, please meet me at the gates and hug me. I dream of that! xxxs

Judy Deckert

February 11, 2017

Sgt. Deckert,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Teaneck. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 11, 2016

Dad, on your anniversary today I wanted to share a little something. The other day I told Jim I wished I had been able to be with you for just one day. Then I said I would have been happy with just one hour...then sadly said I wish we could have shared one hug. How can I miss someone so badly when we had never met? RIP Sgt. and know that your son Jim is so proud of his dad and misses you each and every day. Me too!

Judy Deckert
Daughter-in-law of Sgt. Deckert

February 11, 2016

Well Dad, Judy and I are driving to Washington DC to meet up with Laura, your 43 year old Granddaughter that you never met. She is riding in from NJ with the Police Unity Tour. She is riding in your honor. Isn't that great!
These are the sort of things that make me sad. All the things that you never got to see with our.
But, this is what the Memorial is all about. To remember you and all the officers who died in the line of duty.
Rest in peace Dad, we love you and miss you. This week we honor you.

Jim Deckert
Youngest Son

May 10, 2014

Happy Father's Day in heaven Dad. Jim and I visited the cemetery today and then went to the Teaneck PD and saw the wonderful picture display (of you) in their lobby. Jim shared a lot of memories as we drove around town and he seemed so comfortable doing it. We had a good day celebrating the wonderful dad you were and the wonderful dad that he is. Thank you...RIP

Judy Deckert

June 16, 2013

Dad, your anniversary has passed for another year. We don't need it to remember when you died or how much we miss having you with us. Every day we think of you, Jim shares memories with me (more than ever since we went to the AC retreat last year) and I know you better and better. Your Jimmy is and always will be so very proud of you. As your daughter-in-law (who never had the chance to meet you) I thank you for the son your raised so well for 13 years. Sgt. Deckert, you will always be greatly loved and forever thanked for the lessons you taught your son, who became the wonderful man I married.

Judy Deckert

March 4, 2013

Although I've only come to know of you and your family recently, my family has connected with your brave son and his wife. Your son Jim and his bride Judy have grown close to my daughter, Caroline, and she cares very deeply for both of them. Your legacy of bravery, love and kindness are being paid foward by Jim and Judy. I thank you and your family for your sacrifice. You gave your life serving,and your sons and wife persevered in spite of their horrific loss. Words are not enough, but I am grateful our two families are now connected. In remembrance of you, in the month of your death over 56 years ago, I salute you and promise to keep your story alive.

Lynne P
A surviving widow

February 19, 2013

Another Christmas come and gone. You always made Christmas time special for Jackie and me. Your daughter-in-law Judy gave me some nice presents that she had picked up during Police Week in May. Shes full of surprises. You'd like her. We had a quiet day.
Miss you and Mon.

Jim Deckert Sr. Youngest son

December 25, 2012

Sgt. Deckert,
I met your son Jim and his adorable wife Judy at a COPS event recently and was overwhelmed by his kindness and strength. I knew immediately that his struggle for many years has been so hard to endure at times. He loves and misses you so much! However, his ability to persevere despite the pain was evident as well. I have no doubt that you are extremely proud of the boy he was and man he is. He has a heart of gold and I'm sure he learned that from you.
Please continue to watch over him. His progress in just the few days I witnessed was incredible. He and Judy are precious friends.
Please look for my dad. I have asked him to look for you and to meet you. You are both Heroes to me.
God bless you for your sacrifice and that of your family.
Until we meet again.

Kristi Porter
Adult Child Police Family Survivor

July 2, 2012

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim, Sgt. Deckert's youngest son, and his wife Judy this past weekend at the Adult Children's Retreat by COPS. I think I speak for many of the survivors on the retreat when I say that Jim and Judy were so heart warming and awesome to get to know. I'm so happy that Jim has now begun his invaluable journey with Concerns of Police Survivors. His love and pride for his father was so apparent that it really brought tears to my eyes. I just want him to know that COPS may be helping him but he is also helping COPS more than he knows. Him and Judy touched so many hearts this weekend.

Rest in Peace Sgt. Deckert. Continue to watch over those in blue and know that you are never forgotten.

Caroline Parry
Daughter of fallen Det. Sgt. Mark F. Parry- EOW 1/21/2002

June 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Dad. EOW is now 55 years ago today. I miss you every day. We'll all meet in Washington, DC in May to honor your name as it's cut in stone at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Thank you to the Teaneck Police Department for helping to honor our Dad in this way.

James Deckert Sr.
Youngest son

February 11, 2012

I am privileged to be among the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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.

Time never dimishes respect.and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 11, 2012

R.I.P., your sacrifice has not been forgotten. This year your name will be included on the memorial wall in Washington, DC, where you will be honored alongside our other fallen brothers.

Sgt. Scott M. Tesser
Teaneck Police Department

February 6, 2012

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