Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John M. Blake

Gloucester Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Friday, August 25, 1876

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Reflections for Police Officer John M. Blake

Officer Blake, it's now been 144 years since your death while performing your duties. May God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 25, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 25, 2020

And now 140 years have passed. So much has changed and yet, the life of a Police Officer is still valued by some. Your life was valued by many then, and many even now, so many years later.

God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 25, 2016

Officer Blake,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gloucester.


United States Border Patrol

August 25, 2016

Police Officer Blake, ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You, your Family, Community including the two girls who tried to bring you aid, and the Gloucester, Massachusetts Police Dept.

another grateful civilian

August 25, 2015

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 139th 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

August 6, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 30, 2015

Officer Blake, Massachusetts' law enforcement community owes a debt of thanks to you and all who pioneered policing here. Your sacrifice is acknowledged here and for that I am grateful. The girls who tried to get help for you should be honored as heroes, not because their efforts were successful, but because those efforts were made.

In this day and age, when the life of a cop is considered meaningless and every flaw is examined as though cops were NOT human beings who indeed have some flaws, anyone who wants to and/or tries to help the Police is a blessing. These two girls did a wonderful thing in trying. God Bless them, but more importantly, God Bless YOU for your efforts on the part of the City of Gloucester and the Commonwealth as a whole. May your rest be eternally peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 28, 2015

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