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Officer William Robert Jack

Carlsbad Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 1, 1991

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Reflections for Officer William Robert Jack

I knew Billy as a kid growing up in Brunswick Maine back in the 60s when his Dad was a manager at WT Grant. His kindness, caring and goodness were a draw to him and even after he moved away I never forgot him. My mother told me of his passing back in 1991 and even then I felt the pain of such a terrible loss. Was thinking of him today and revisited his memorial, the world would be a much better place with more people like him and it came as no surprise to know just how many others came to know and respect him as he made his journey through in peace Billy, you are not forgotten

Scott Bozeman
Childhood friend

February 5, 2023

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

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

September 1, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Jack.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 1, 2018

Billy we met when I was a rookie with just 4 years on the job and you have watched over me during my 30 years as a CHP. I miss you and know in my heart that you have never left my side. You were there when I was shot and you are there to watch over everyone who risks their life day in and day out so others may sleep safe at night . Now that my son who you met at just a child of 2 yrs of age, has entered the thankless job of a Law Enforcement officer I know you are with him too. We miss you so and are always thankful you are there and got our backs....

Michelle Christ-Thomas
CHP Officer (retired)

March 25, 2016

24 years ago a brother in blue was taken from us. Rest in peace Officer Jack.

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 Officer
El Cajon Police Department

September 1, 2015

Two decades have passed since you were called away from duty. I know the daily struggle for those that love you face each and every day. Your Dad, like me, would change places with our sons in a heart beat so that you could be here with those you love land continue working in a career that was so loved. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

"The bitterist of tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone."
by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2011

Billy Jack - I Miss You Every Single Day! Dad

Billy's Dad

January 2, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Jack. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 1, 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
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

November 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 1, 2006

Motorman, Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten. Rest Well.

Senior Motor Officer M. Thurmond

August 30, 2006

Thinking of you Billy Jack. You are now and always in my prayers. To all that read this who give their heart and soul to law enforcement, may you always remember those who showed you the way in the beginning.

Corporal John McMahon
Utah Highway Patrol (formerly of CBPD)

June 18, 2006

Billy Jack, my friend. How many years have gone by and I still miss you.
I want everyone who reads this to know that if ever there was a Saint walking around in a man's body, it was Billy.
Billy, you were the nicest, most decent person I have ever known in my life.
I could only wish people would remember me as I do you. As everyone remembers you.
I so look forward to seeing you again someday soon.

George Kluchonic

March 16, 2006

From what I'm told, Billy walked the point like a true hero. He is still remembered today throughout our department. Rest assured my Brother, your death will never be in vain, as those of us who worked the streets will never forget those of us lost to them. RIP

Police Officer L. Bailey, 5303
Carlsbad Police Department, CA.

September 15, 2005

Billy was an inspiration to all and had a contagious smile. He will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Trooper John McMahon
Utah Highway Patrol

July 9, 2004

Rest in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 20, 2003

Time has dulled the pain of Billy's tragic death but the memories of his life and his frienship are as bright and clear as the first day I met him. After 10 years I still shed a tear when I visit his marker, not for my loss but for those who never got to meet, work with or be served by this outstanding officer. His grave stone is inscribed "The nicest guy you'll ever meet" No words could be more true.

I miss you my friend. You will never be forgotten

Sgt. Bill Rowland
Carlsbad Police Department

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