Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police John Robert Judge

Marquette Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, September 8, 1969

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Reflections for Chief of Police John Robert Judge

Today marks the 50th anniversary of your death. Your service to the residents of the City of Marquette Heights and ultimate sacrifice lives on, you are not forgotten all these years later.

The week of September 8th through 14th 2019 all of the Marquette Heights Police Officers will wear their black mourning band over their department issued badges honoring you.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, may we will never forget!

Rest In Peace Chief Judge

Alderman Dale Little
Marquette Heights Police Dept. Committee Chairman

September 8, 2019

Uncle Bob was my mom's brother. After mom passed he and his family was there for us.
I love and miss him so much. He was a great man. I have lots of wonderful memories of him and his family. Continue to R.I.P. Uncle Bob. I have cherished every minute we have had with you and your family

Diane Thomas

March 29, 2019

Uncle Bob was my mom's brother, He was a great man. Very loved and dear to my heart. After my mom died he was there for his nieces and nephew. I have a lot of great memories of him, my Aunt Gerry and my cousins. We use to spend a lot of time visiting either at his house or ours. I miss him so much. continue to R.I.P.

Diane Thomas

March 29, 2019

It is nice to see an article about Uncle Bob, even if it is sad and about his death. He passed away when I was 5. I do not remember much, except he was a cool policeman, and his death, how devastating is was for our family. Now as an adult, I, like Zac with I could thank him. He did a lot for my siblings and I after our mother passed in 1966.

Robin Pickens

March 11, 2019

Chief Judge was my favorite uncle. I lost my mother (sister of the chief) a few years before this happened. I was 7 when my mom died and I do not know how I would have coped without Uncle Bob, Aunt Gerry and my Judge cousins. He was loving and so kind. He called me Smiley. When we were together I would run into his giant arms and he would sweep me up and give me the best bear hug. He will always have a special place in my heart.

Love you so much!

Janet Johnson

March 11, 2019

I am very proud to say that John Robert Judge was my grandfather. I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, but it is obvious from the respect and memories I have seen in his children that I miss out on meeting a great man. I wish that I could thank him for his service and for raising his family with values we can all respect.


March 9, 2019

Rest in peace Chief of Police Judge.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 15, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

September 8, 2018

I was just getting ready to graduate from the California Highway Patrol Academy in 1969 when I remember one of my instructors relating the accident you had. I was just reading ODMP today and saw your name. It brought me back to Sept 1969. I'm sorry I didn't honor you sooner. God Bless you Chief.

State Traffic Officer 7185 William Becze
California Highway Patrol

September 8, 2017

Chief Judge's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-10-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

March 10, 2017

We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 23, 2015



March 21, 2015

Chief Judge,
Sir, it has taken over 45 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marquette Heights. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 11, 2015

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