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Special Agent Glenn Lafayette Varnell

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1929

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Reflections for Special Agent Glenn Lafayette Varnell

It means so much to me to have found my Grandfather's name listed on the Officers Down Memorial Page. He along with all the other officers listed paid the ultimate sacrifice. My mother was 14 months old and her brother had just turned 3 when their father was killed. They had all walked together to the street car that morning to see him off to work. My grandmother begged him not to go because he had been sick with the flu. He said he had a family to provide for and had to go. He was a man of honor as are all the officers listed on this memorial page. My mother will soon turn 90 years old and she was happy to see that her father had not been forgotten. We were moved to tears by the reflections of the two officers and we thank them for their words and their service. Thank you for remembering the grandfather I never got to know. Thank you to all the officers listed on this Memorial page who took the oath to serve and protect and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Lynn Bryant
Granddaughter

June 1, 2018

Special Agent Varnell, to be murdered for a trespassing arrest is outlandish and incomprehensible. However, death for the most minor reasons seems to have been the norm for centuries. It's sad and infuriating.

You did your job, you did it faithfully and for that, you are honored here because in the course of that faithful service, you paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Your killer and his accomplice no doubt faced true justice, if not in this life, then in the next and what that justice was, was up to God, not man.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 6, 2018

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 28, 2018

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