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Police Officer Jason Knox

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Jason Knox

Rest in peace Ofc. Knox. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the HPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 21, 2020

On behalf of the BSA Troop 737, my thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of HPD Tactical Flight Officer Knox and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Rest In Peace fallen brother, watch over us.
I am the police, and I'm here to arrest you. You've broken the law, I did not write the law, I may even disagree with the law, but I'm here to enforce it. No matter how you plead, cajole, beg, and attempt to stir up my sympathies, nothing will stop me from putting you in a steel cage with grey bars. If you run away I will chase you. If you fight me I will fight back. If you shoot me I will shoot back. By law, I am unable to walk away. I am the consequence, I am the unpaid bill, I am the fate with a badge and gun, Behind the badge is a heart like yours, I bleed, I think, I love, and yes I can be killed. Although I'm only but one man, I have thousands of brothers and sisters who are there for me. They will lay down their lives for me and I then, we stand watch together. The thin-blue-line, keeping the prey from the predators, the good from the bad, we are the police- Jake Gyllenhaal, End Of Watch

William Jin
Future LEO and Boy Scout in Troop 737, Walnut, California

May 13, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Jason Knox and the extended law enforcement family of the Houston Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 2020

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 11, 2020

Jason was one of the most incredible people I've ever known. He was an amazing friend, who loved people intensely. He made people feel valued and respected, and included. He even made you love yourself more. The world is a darker place without him.

Semalee Bilbrey

May 11, 2020

Officer Knox,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the tragic death of Officer Knox.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 8, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

May 7, 2020

God Bless you Police Officer Jason Knox! Thank you for your years of service with the Houston Police Department in Houston, Texas. Thank you for making the residents of Houston feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

May 7, 2020

Thank you for your sacrifice

Former officer, Borger TX Police Dept Je
Formerly Borger PD

May 6, 2020

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer John Walker
Lone Star College Police Department

May 6, 2020

Prayers for the family and department.

Parole Academy Instructor Brandon Smith
TX Department of Criminal Justice-Parole Division

May 6, 2020



May 6, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Jason Knox on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort during this time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace Police Officer Jason Knox .

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

May 5, 2020


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

May 5, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Knox. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Houston Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 5, 2020

Rest in Peace Brother Knox. Thank you for your service. Prayers being sent up for your families, at home and at work.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department

May 5, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

May 5, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You Will Always Be Remembered As The True Hero You Are. Your Sacrifice Will Never Be Forgotten. RIP Sir.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant WPD/WFD

May 5, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 4, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

May 4, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 4, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

May 4, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Knox and the Houston Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Knox, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 4, 2020

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