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Patrol Officer John E. Reeve

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 1991

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Reflections for Patrol Officer John E. Reeve

Hi Dear John, It is amazing how many people have written since you passed over the threshhold. Mum And Dad, your Aunty Erna and Uncle Albert, were so proud of you and your work you had chosen to follow. They showed all their pictures of you, especialyl to my son Benny, who was totally enthralled. They brought him a policeman's cap and shirt from you all in the US. And He loved to play policeman and wanted to become one, just ike his great cousin. We were devastated at the bad news. Mum and Dad could not believe it. I never met you or your family, except your Dad, Uncle Norman. He and my Dad shared so many mannerisms and expressions even after so many years apart. It was uncanny. It's Family, Mum and Dad used to keep your side of the family over the Atlantic alive to us with their films and stories. They loved to visit yous. Mum and Dad have now also passed over and I would like to believe you are all still connected. The Reeve Clan so to speak, big hearted people. It's hackney but they say blood is thicker than water. Our Nanny, your Dad's Mum once said to me: A Mum's apron strings are made of elastic. Your children may wander the world over but you always remain connected. We were talking about your Dad. You were aleas very alive for me and little Ben, then. I miss you very much this day for a reason I cannot explain and cannot believe how much time has passed and how many of the Reeve Clan are now up there with you. Have a big family hug. We remember you well.
Your Cuz Patsi in Germany

Patricia Reeve-De Becker
cousin

May 13, 2016

Thinking of you today. Wishing you were here to be a part of our great family. Your memory lives on and Steven & I talk about you all the time. Your pictures line the hallway and our kids ask about you as if you have just gone away for a visit, even though they have never known you. One day we will all be together again. Miss you more than words,

Robinelle

Robinelle Reeve - family/friend

September 9, 2015

For some reason today I thought of you. You were a fantastic friend, and are missed by so many. I know that you are in a much better place than we are, and will see you one day soon. I miss you my friend, our talks and your infectious smile.

Tricia

Tricia Miller
friend, classmate

July 5, 2015

John, it has been a long 23 years without you, but you are still remembered and missed everyday little brother. Mom is up there with you now, so I know that she is smiling down upon us while holding your hand. Forever in our hearts.
Barbara, David and Steven

Barbara/sister
Family

August 3, 2014

It has been almost 19 years since the day GOD decided to give you a signal C and call you to serve & protect the streets of HEAVEN. I remember seeing that big smile every monday when we would have our meetings at West Precinct or hear you laugh while detailed to Beale Street Substation. You were one of the coolest officers that I ever met and you are trully missed.


Gone from our presense but not from our hearts.

DeAngelo Small
Former MPD Explorer

March 29, 2010

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

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 9, 2009

Remembering you on the anniversary of your line of duty death. May your family find comfort knowing your sacrifice has not been forgotten ~ Rest peacefully blue angel, and continue watching over your family.

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

"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

January 30, 2008

John,
You are in our thoughts everyday. It is so numbing to think that it has been over 16 years since we saw that smiling face. I know that you and Dad are watching over us. Take care brother and know that you are missed more than words can say.

Your loving family

September 10, 2007

16 years have passed since your EOW. Your sacrifice
is remembered today and we acknowledge you for making a difference.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 9, 2007

God speed blue angel

JM
Texas

January 23, 2007

Rest in peace, brother. Watch over us now, and give comfort to your family until you meet again.

A Fellow Cop

October 6, 2006

Even after 15 years you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as your loved ones will keep your memory alive as will the Blue Family. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones.

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

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 9, 2006

Time passes as time must but you are still remembered and loved by many.May you Rest in Peace.

September 9, 2006

It is has been 15 years since you died. As your sister says the pain does decrease but the hurt never goes away. You always think of what "should have been" especially in one so young.
He is not forgotten, his memory will live on forever. You will remember the good things that he accomplish. I believe one of the biggest hurts is always wanting to know what "should have been."

Lorraine Bond (Mother)
Hamilton Co. Tn. Deputy Sheriff:
Donald K. Bond, Jr.
EOW: 09.06.01
God bless you and continue to give you comfort.

September 9, 2006

your sacrifice is not forgotten. You are missed by many, God Speed Officer Reeve

October 13, 2005

John,
It was 14 years ago and yet is seems like yesterday. We will always remember and love you, you will never be forgotten.

September 10, 2005

So sad to lose the young ones. You
would be 40 this year. Alot has
happened since your death, but
time does not diminish the sacrifice
you made. God be with your friends
and family, at home and at work.
With love from one coast of America
to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

September 9, 2005

John,

Was a great guy and I was pleased to have had the opportunity to know him.

SBPA P. Sean Kraemer
U.S.B.P.

August 29, 2005

I always tried to be one of the big brothers, you were tuff as nails and we tried to make you that way. and your adult hood proved that you were. I personally dearly miss you and wish you were here to share it all.

Lee Rippee

September 10, 2004

Today marks the 13 year that we have been without you. You will live in our hearts forever. They did not come any better than you, John. We will forever miss and love you.

Barbara, David, Steven & Mom
Family

September 9, 2004

I have thought of you everyday for almost 13 years now and the pain does go away, but the hurt is always there. We miss you and you will live in our hearts forever. We will forever be proud and love you.
Your sister,
Barbara

Barbara Reeve Bellack
Sister

May 25, 2004

JOHN IT HAS BEEN 12 YEARS TODAY, IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY. TIME GOES TO QUICKLY. I REMEMBER WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS WE KNEW IT COULDN'T BE TRUE BUT IT WAS. YOU ARE NOW PROTECTING FROM ABOVE WALKING GOD'S STREETS. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED MY BROTHER...

Anonymous

September 8, 2003

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