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Patrolman Jessie J. Brown

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, February 11, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Jessie J. Brown

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 11, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Brown.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2019

Uncle Pap,

You popped into my mind and I decided to google your name. It was so wonderful to come upon this site and see that others also honor and appreciate you. On behalf of Grandma Cora's grandchildren, your nieces and nephews, I pray for healing in honor of your memory. Healing, understanding, and compassion between the citizens and the officers that serve. Your family is proud of your service to the great city of Chicago and to our nation. Rest in Peace dear Uncle. Love, Mickey

Michele R Brown
eldest niece

August 26, 2016

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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

A true hero - Rest in Peace Sir.

Michigan State Police

March 30, 2011

Although 36 years have passed since your ultimate sacrifice please know this will not be forgotten and you will always be remembered by the CPD.

Detectice Thomas Downes

February 14, 2011


Van Den Berghe

February 8, 2008

You picture came up on this web site when I was visiting, I read your story and just wanted you to know you are remembered today, and thank you Sir for your service, you are a hero just upon the profession you chose, you are not forgotten.

Pat Van DenBerghe
Manchester, NH

October 30, 2007

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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 17, 2007

Hey, Jess. You have not been forgotten.

Thomas F. Novotny (Formerly Sgt. CPD)
Classmate 73-3B

January 2, 2007


JOSEPH CALI EOW 05/20/1975


May 22, 2005

Ptl. Brown,

Sir, I visit this sacred page often and pray that there will be no new names added to this list. As well there should never be a hero on this page without a reflection honoring their sacrafice. Sir, You led the way showing us young officers what bravery and honor truly are. Sir, I remember You and honor You. I promise you are not forgotten. I pray for your family I pray they know you are not forgotten. Thank You for making a difference in this world. "Poi Si Torno' 'All Eterna Fontana."

Ontario Police

November 8, 2004

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