Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Justin Michael Terry

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, June 10, 2022

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Reflections for Detective Justin Michael Terry

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

July 1, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

Detective Justin Michael Terry, thank you for your 21 years of service protecting your community. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers now and in the future. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Detective Terry. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

My deepest condolences to the Terry family and the Las Vegas MPD. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time. May your memories of of your loved one bring you peace in the days, weeks and ahead. You will be in my prayers. Much love from San Antonio, Texas.

Diane Milligan
Civilian

June 22, 2022

Detective Terry, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 19, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Detective, Justin Michael Terry, from complications of a steel beam falling on his department vehicle. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Detective succumbs from injuries on this bad situation. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022

Detective Justin Michael Terry, thank you for your service, sacrifices, and dedication to your friends, family, department and community. May God accept you with loving hands and May your family find solace and peace. We’ll keep the legacy going forward.

Police Officer Jonathan Ramirez
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

June 17, 2022

Rest in Peace Detective Terry. 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

June 16, 2022

Rest In Peace.

Beth Owen Powell
IM1, USNavy, Ret.

June 16, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 14, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

June 14, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Detective Terry, and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Las Vegas Metropolitan app Department , Nevada. RIP Brother. May GOD give peace, comfort and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother!

Chaplain Terry Longacrekk
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

June 14, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Detective Justin Terry and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Las Vegas Metrpolitan Police Department, Nevada. May GOD give peace , comfort, and understanding for the family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry Longacrekk
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

June 14, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Detective Justin Terry. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

June 14, 2022

Rest In Peace, Detective Terry. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 14, 2022

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 13, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

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

June 13, 2022

Rest In Peace Detective Terry, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Fair winds and following seas brother.

TERRY F ZECH OFC RET
Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

June 13, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

June 13, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada State Police

June 13, 2022

God bless you Detective Justin Terry, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

June 13, 2022

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of Detective Justin Terry and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

June 13, 2022

God bless you dear officer. Thank you for your service. May your family heal, and feel your emotional support in Spirit lesson your families loneliness and pain. May your love guide them through healing, and inspire their life to be a reflection of their pride in the love you will always protect and guide them until you all meet again. Good bless!

Sue Moncrief
Ex Military and mother of a soldier who wants to be an officer.

June 13, 2022

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

June 13, 2022

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