Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Terry James Jablonski

Bay City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, April 27, 1991

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Reflections for Patrolman Terry James Jablonski

As stephen mentioned above, I was also there that day and saw the officers near the street being attacked by a deranged man who opened fire without warning. Their actions and ability to put up a fight for other responders to arrive, forced this coward out of the neighborhood and off on a chase. The suspect proceeded to jump in a river and was saved by fellow officers. I cannot tell you the courage I saw on display and am thankful for their actions, which I believe, saved many lives that day. I am very sorry that they had to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Hopefully they now know the impact they had on our community. God bless.

Mr. Matt Schiller
Civilian

December 6, 2016

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

April 7, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today on the twenty-first 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

May 13, 2012

Officer Jablonski,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bay City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

April 27, 2011

Remembering you with respect and appreciation.

Cadet
Colorado

March 24, 2011

My memories of the day that Mr. Jablonski and his partner were shot will never leave me. Hearing a exchange of gunfire I turned around to realize that two police officers were down in the street.

I began running to the officers but stopped because I realized that I had no idea of what to do when I got to them. At that time I had none of the knowledge and experience that I was to obtain in the military and two police departments. To this day I am frustrated by the fact that I was to young and inexperienced to assist in a useful way.

May God bless you and your Partner Mr. Rexer for taking on the duty of the badge. Thank you very much for making Bay City a safer place for all. Including me while I lived there.

Never forget this sacrifice.

Stephen Reed
Citizen

November 7, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 1, 2008

I'll never know him due to his sacrafice to protect the ones around him i could have known much more about him if he was still alive. i know and also everyone that knew him will never forget. he might not be around but everyone will always have memories of him.


Grandson

February 7, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

In the summer of 2005 the City of Bay City recognized the sacrifice of Officers Rexer and Jablonski by creating and dedicating a park to their memory. The park is a tribute to those who gave their lives to protect others as well as a reminder to the rest of us who serve and protect to always "be safe".

July 8, 2005

Terry was a good friend and one of the best police officers
that Bay City has ever had. It is with sadness that I leave this reflection because the day Terry was killed he was supposed to attend my wedding reception when his shift ended

Even this many years down the road Terry you are missed.

Allan Pelletier Radio Operator
Bay County Central Dispatch

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