Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Jeffery Lee Bull

Lebanon Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 1987

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Reflections for Officer Jeffery Lee Bull

Uncle Jeff,
You would be so proud of your community today! They have proved you will never be forgotten. I think of you everyday and my 2 boys have been asking about you a lot lately. I show them your picture and tell them all the fun stories of times that I was blessed to have with you. Even never have met you before, they say they would have loved you! I have realized this year I am 35, the same age you were when you passed away. This is hitting home for me, realizing how young you really were and how young your daughters were. You would be so proud of them today. They are raising beautiful families too and I can see they are just as strong as you are! There is this social network today called "Facebook" and there is a "LIKE" button on it...and you would be pressing LIKE, LIKE, LIKE on it!! I miss you uncle Jeff. You will never be forgotten in my life. Your Lebanon community is holding a celebration for you on May 19th...this is my oldest sons 14th birthday...and he is excited about this! THIS is his party he said :) We all love and miss you. Give Papa and Uncle Robbie a high 5 for us up there. Love you!

Angela Weeden-Yeaton
neice

April 30, 2012

OH MY JEFF!!!! Your community of Lebanon, Maine is holding it's anual event on May, 19th. This year marks the 25th anniversary of your death...and they are HONORING YOU! They do NOT want you to EVER be forgot! As if anyone could EVER forget you! All proceeds are going to a scholarship fund being set up in YOUR name. For a student who wants to mirror YOU! So MANY people LOVE you! I know those big dimples of yours are BEAMING with pride right now! I MISS YOU JEFF!!!!

Tami Bull Beckwith
Youngest Sister

April 21, 2012

The holiday is very close now and I have been thinking a lot about you. I remember seeing you in a Santa suit and always so full of cheer. You are missed but never forgotten! We all love and miss you very much!

Angela Yeaton
niece

December 23, 2011

Thinking of Jeff today and thought I would drop a quick note to let his family know he is not forgotten. Jeff and I were roomates at the Police Academy in Waterville many years ago. I was always impressed with his commitment to his girls and that's all that he would ever talk about. He loved his girls very much. Many fond memories of Jeff.

Colonel Mike Maurer
Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Brooksville, FL

October 12, 2011

Well, it has been 24 years since I last saw you. I miss you everyday and love you so much. You were the best father anyone could ever have and I am so honored to have you as my father as you were such a giving and loving person to all, not just your family.

I wish you and mom were here to see your granddaughters, Isabella who is 6 years old and Madelyn who is 17 months. They are just beautiful and I tell them all about their grandpa and grandma who are heaven.

I love you always!

Alyssa Bull Sargent
Daughter

May 9, 2011

Uncle Jeff, I love you and so wish I could have gotten to know you better! I can't wait to be able to talk to you and get to know you better in heaven! I know you are happy where you are, but the world was robbed too soon of your presence! I love you!!

Love,
Jodi

Jodi Eames
neice

May 9, 2011

Thinking of you today as it has been 24 years since we lost you. There was always laughter and sunshine when you were around! Miss you so much and wish you were here. Love you!

Angela Yeaton
niece

May 9, 2011

Jeff, It is not just this date that I remember you..you are with me everyday, a guardian angel who watches over me...along with Dad and now our brother Rob, who joined you in Heaven on June 6th, 2010. Just us girls left now Jeff...

I remember so many things and hold them deep in my heart. You were the BEST big brother, had the biggest heart, so compassionate, so...SO funny...keeping laughter and love in our home...no wonder God needed you as an Angel so soon.

Your Brat Sister :-)

Tami Bull Beckwith
Sister

May 9, 2011

Wow another year has passed by !! 24 years have just flown by !! I think of you all the time and really miss our phone calls and laughs. I will never forget you. I love you!!
Roxanne

Roxanne Bull Weeden
Sister

May 9, 2011

Officer Bull you are remembered as a true hero by your brother and sister officers of the Boston Police Dept. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

July 2, 2010

The Lebanon Selectmen took a moment during their scheduled workshop on Friday, May 7th, 2010 to remember Lebanon Police Officer Jeffrey Lee Bull, who was tragically killed in the line of duty 23 years ago on Sunday May 9th. Officer Bull was killed while trying to stop a 14 and 15 year old that had allegedly stole a van and were involved in a high speed chase.

“We never want to forget that Officer Bull gave his life to protect the citizens of Lebanon and even 23 years after the tragic accident, we are grateful for his service to our community. Officer Bull was very active in the community and has been missed by many people who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are still with his daughters Rebecca and Alyssa and the rest of his family.” Lebanon Selectman Jason Cole stated on behalf of the Board of Selectmen.

Selectmen will visit the sign designating the soccer fields located between the Town Office and the Hanson School as the Jeffrey Lee Bull Memorial Fields to place flowers in rememberence of the ultimate sacrifice that Officer Bull paid for the community.

Many people still remember that tragic day and the ultimate sacrifice he made to protect our community. Though I was only 11 when he was killed, I remember we were on our way to Woods Auto Body to play baseball in Little League. I remember reading so much about Jeff and his community service, and the next year when I was 12 and able to join the fire department, I did. I have been a volunteer for 22 years in town now and Jeff’s committment to the community I have tried to mirror throughout my tenure.

As a selectmen, the whole town owes so much to your brother and the family for his unselfish acts to protect our citizens. I was honored to post this and make sure that new residents moving into town know of the tremendous job Jeff did.

There are some other residents who have posted on the Lebanon Rescue Facebook in memory of your brother.

Though it will be a sad memorial, I want to do something in 2 years on the 25th anniversary. As you think about your brother everyday, so do many residents in town who were fortunate enough to have met him or heard about his community service. We will never forget Jeff.

Here is the facebook site to read some more residents memories

God bless you and your family and thank you for sharing Jeff with the community.

Selectman Jason A. Cole
Town of Lebanon, Maine

May 11, 2010

Yet another year passes as of today.I miss you and still wish you was here. I think of all the fun and laughter that we no longer have. You always made me laugh. I now have many many memories that I share with my children and yours. Thank you for being a wonderful brother to me. I Love You !

Roxanne Weeden
Sister

May 9, 2010

It will be 23 years on May 9th that Jeff has been gone. How we have all missed him! I hope he knows that he now has 3 grandsons, 1 especially who looks a lot like him when he was that age, and 2 granddaughters. I know he would have loved to meet all of them. RIP, Jeff.... we love you and miss you so much.

Marcia Bull Lyford
Sister

May 8, 2010

Thinking of you today..and every day. Today is the day of the week you left us. I have been watching from a distance your 5 wonderful grandchildren grow, and have seen how your 2 daughters have blossomed into beautiful women.

You are always in my heart and are missed. We still use your recipes, we still laugh about your pranks, we cry for your sorrows.....you still warm us.

Your Baby Sister

Tami Beckwith
Sister

May 8, 2010

Dad,

Where do I begin....it's been so long. I'm sorry about that, but this is extremely difficult still to this very day. I'm 31 years old now. I think of mom and you all the time. You were such a wonderful father. I still remember you dressing up as Santa, riding in parades with you, helping at the subshop, catching fire flies while you were at the Fire Dept having meetings, Halloween parties, seeing you graduate from the police academy and so much more. You were such a hard worker. Which is one of the reasons why I think Becky and I are such hard workers. Before I was married, many people would see my last name which is pretty original in this area and they would ask, "Was your father...." I would say, "Yes". They would say what a wonderful, funny, giving person you were and would continue telling me a story of something you did that touched their lives. I was ALWAYS very proud that you helped and touched so many peoples lives, but must admitted that after they were gone...I would usually cry. Only because I wished you were still here and that I could have had more than 9 years of memories--I cherish each memory that I do have.

As you were looking down on us I'm sure you were very happy with how Gram & Pepe took care of us after you were taken from us. They were always there for us, encouraged us, and supported us just like you and mom would have done.

I graduated from UNH with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and have been working at the same hospital going on 11 years. I'm married to the love of my life, a wonderful man that I have been with for 14 years. You would love him...he's very hardworking, dedicated, a wonderful father and treats me extremely well. We have one daughter 4 years old, Isabella Kathryn. She is beautiful, funny, smart and just perfect--she would just melt both you and mom. I told her today was your birthday and she said, "I bet they are having birthday parties for him in heaven". I told her, "I'm sure they are". And we are also expecting another little girl Christmas Day!

Becky is also doing extremely well. We are very close. She is married and has 3 boys.

I wish that mom and you were here to see and play with all your grandkids--you would just love it. I know that you both are looking down on us and seeing your grandchildren grow. Until next time I love you and think of you often.

Alyssa Bull Sargent
Youngest Daughter

August 7, 2009

Remembering my brother on his birthday. Time passes quickly in some ways, and slowly without him in my life. Today he would have been 58 years young. Today I shed tears in sorrow, today I shed tears of love. Remembering all the sweet things he did for me, the compassion in his heart, his humor that would always get me laughing. He would always come to my rescue even as a child...little things and big things..he was there to make it all ok.

You are in my heart, you are in my soul, you are with me everyday.

Tami Bull Beckwith
Sister

August 7, 2009

I had the privilege of knowing and working with Jeff just before his death. I left Maine for Pennsylvania in March 1987, and received the sad news while attending PA police academy. It is with great sadness that I still think of him and the girls he left behind. May his memory never be forgotten.

Ptlm. Doug Heilman
Ephrata (PA) Police Dept.

July 1, 2009

Jeff,
I left a message on Saturday but guess it never got posted. You would love all the new cell phones and computers. You would have all the latest models. You loved new things. It has been 22 years since we lost you. We all miss you and all the fun you made. You now have 4 Grandchildren who are all so cute. You would be so proud of them and your girls. We think of you all the time and whenever something funny happens we mention things you used to do to make us laugh. A school friend of yours passed away last week and I bet you are having a good time catching up on old times.
We Love You and Miss You.
Love, Roxanne,Tom and Family

Roxanne Bull Weeden
Sister

May 12, 2009

I do remember that weekend like it was yesterday! Ask Aunt Janie about the time Jeff visited her and she made him go to the neighbors with his truck and pick the crabapples!!

Barb Bell Winship
cousin

May 10, 2009

It's been a long time Jeff. I think of you often. My children asked me to tell them a "Police Story" the other day. I talk with them often about police work. Well, I told them about you...that Saturday, the morning you gave your life, the last words we spoke on the radio, how we honored you, how I cried. I told them about our friendship as well as a few fun stories. Just thought I'd let you know.

County 17
York County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2009

It's been a long time Jeff. I think of you often. My children asked me to tell them a "Police Story" the other day. oN

Anonymous

April 3, 2009

"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
Sergeant
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

February 11, 2008

Uncle Jeff ~ I remember the day that I found out what had happened. I found a scrapbook that my mom had made with articles and pictures in it. I cried and cried! I remember not understanding why such a wonderful person would be taken from us, but I know that God needed to call you home to be with Him. I am sure not a dull day has gone by with you there with Him in Heaven! You and Papa must be having so much fun up there! I cannot wait until I can join you and hear all of the stories from you! I was only two when you passed, but I will never forget you! I have been told that I gave you a kiss for the first time that day that you left us! My mom and dad have both told me how happy it made you! I am so glad that I could have made you so happy! I am now 22, married and have a child of my own. How I wish you could meet them, but I know that we will all meet someday when we are called to our eternal home. I have heard what a fun person you are, and I also have heard WONDERFUL things about your food! (Your whoopie pies and your famous mini hot dogs)

You are such a big Hero to me! I love you and I can't wait until I can give you a hug and hopefully make you smile again! :) Please give Papa a big hug for me and tell him to give you one from me as well! I wish that I had more time to get to know you. I get jealous when I hear all of the stories, because I never really had a chance to get to know you, but I know that we will meet again, and I look forward to that day! I love you and I always will! Not a day goes by that I do not think of you! I love you! Love forever and ever, Jodi

Jodi Eames
Neice

May 29, 2007

Uncle Jeff, I miss you so much that its hard to bare sometimes. The memories of you are always with me. I wish I could have had more time with you, but I thank you for the times we did have. No matter how tight things were in your life you always found the money to get all of us kids some candy on the way to play cards with Mom and Dad. Your laughter will always be with us and I am glad you can be with your wife and father now. I drive by your house sometimes and think of all the late nights we spent there with you and how you always found time for us kids. Your example as an Uncle has helped me with my nephews. They would love you just as I do. I will never forget the phone call and arriving at your house to hear the news of your leaving us. We will be together again someday and we will have lots to catch up on. You are missed by all and your time spent on earth touched so many lives. Thank you for giving of yourself and touching my life as well. Say hi to Papa for me and thank you both for watching over me. I am sure you both are pulling pranks on everyone around you.

Matt Weeden
nephew

May 16, 2007

Oh Uncle Jeff! I sure do miss you. Especially those great whoopie pies you made us. I remember not wanting to eat the one that you gave me the night before you died, but I gave in and it sure was good! I will never forget all the great times you gave me, picking toys out of your "toy" truck, eating at the sub shop, spending the night at your house, having cookouts, and having a big bear hug from you! I am married and have 2 boys now and I have been sure to let them know all about you! You were always so kind and generous to everyone, willing to help out even if you had 100 other things on your list for the day! We love you miss you dearly. Tell Papa I said hi and I can't wait to see you again! Love you!!

Angela Yeaton
niece

May 13, 2007

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