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Officer Jesse Madsen

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Reflections for Officer Jesse Madsen

Madsen was one of several T.PD that donated blood for my niece when she was a new born in need of heart surgery. It was an honor to know him and his brothers in blue at T.P.D. I am heartbroken to hear of this loss rest easy we have the watch now IGY6 truly meant something to you and because of you Hope lives today and IGY6 will forever mean the same for us. With Love and respect rest well my friend! W.T. Korn ret

Retired L.E.O

April 2, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Jesse Madsen on their tragic loss. May our Lord give your loved ones the needed comfort and strength they need during this difficult time. Thank you Police Officer Jesse Madsen for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace to our brother in blue.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

April 2, 2021

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

Postal Inspection Service
US Postal Inspection Service

March 29, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 28, 2021

Gone too soon.
You served both your country and community with great honor and integrity, all the while making the ultimate sacrifice.

My prayers go out to you and your family.

May you rest in eternal peace, as you will never be forgotten.


Deputy J Strom
Serving Since 2000

Deputy Joseph Strom III
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, Syracuse NY

March 26, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Madsen. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 25, 2021

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

March 23, 2021

Watching local news media and reading the details of your heroism you truly are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Tampa and The United States of America as a US Marine.

Daniel N. Terrell
Florida Sheriff's Association member

March 22, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 21, 2021

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

March 18, 2021

My deepest condolences go out to Officer Madsen's family, friends and co-workers at Tampa Police Department during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Officer Jesse Madsen.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

March 18, 2021

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

March 15, 2021

Officer Madsen, I am so sorry to hear of your passing as you sped to the scene in your brave attempt to save the day. May God watch over you and yours now. I Thank you for your brave service to all of us. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

March 15, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 14, 2021

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

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

March 14, 2021

Officer Madsen,

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

March 14, 2021

God needed you at his table he called you home.

Peace love hugs to your family. God is going to take care of them.

Jesus knows he is in control and loves you all so much.

He is watching over you all.

Jordan Mansell

March 14, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends and brothers and sisters you served with.


March 14, 2021

Rest Now Brother

Officer Shannon Yates
Collins Police Department (MS)

March 13, 2021

May god welcome you with open arms. You served our beloved Corps and if that wasn't enough you became a policeman and served others once again saving several lives. That is a Hero in my book. My respects Sir.
Semper Fidelis

Sgt David Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 13, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Officer Jesse Madsen and the extended law enforcement family of the Tampa Police Department, Florida.

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 12, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Jesse Madsen's family and friends. Thank you for your service to our grateful nation! Gone But Never Forgotten! Job well done! American Hero!!! God Bless you and your family!

SSG Mclaurin, Alton
US Army

March 12, 2021

Officer Madsen, your long service to keep your community safe will not go unnoticed by our all-knowing, all-loving God, and your reward in heaven will be abundant. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

March 12, 2021

To the family of Ofc. Madsen: I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope knowing that he was a TRUE hero, who died while maintaining his oath to serve and protect his community, will bring you peace some day. There are few people in this world as honorable as that. Rest in peace Ofc. Madsen.

Sgt. Doug Kazensky (Longview, WA)
Longview (WA) Police Department

March 12, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

March 11, 2021

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