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Patrolman Jerry Lewis Bradford, Sr.

Childersburg Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, October 22, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Jerry Lewis Bradford, Sr.

Rest in peace Patrolman Bradford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 19, 2019

RIP Daddy! I love you so much and you are dearly missed!! We just celebrated your 71st birthday on May 13! Rest well Daddy. I know you’re always with me. Until we meet again!

Love you always!
Your baby Girl

Kia Thomas

May 17, 2019

RIP Daddy! I love you so much and you are dearly missed!! We just celebrated your 71st birthday on May 13! Rest well Daddy. I know you’re always with me. Until we meet again!

Love you always!
Your baby Girl

Kia B. Thomas
Only Daughter

May 17, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 28th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 22, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace. I pray for solace for your family.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

October 22, 2011

Patrolman Bradford,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Childersburg. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 22, 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
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 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 19, 2007

Jerry. I hope your family has found peace in your death. I appreciate your service as do the citizens of Alabama.

Deputy Sheriff David Bradford
Wake County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit

December 5, 2006

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bradford family at this difficult time of year, the anniversary of Officer Jerry Bradford's death.

May God comfort and keep you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery P.D.

October 24, 2006

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bradford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2006

Rest in are a hero.

A citizen

October 22, 2004

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