Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jerome R. Christman

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 3, 1960

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerome R. Christman

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

May you be resting in peace Officer Christman. You were such a young man to be taken, but the Lord knows what He is doing! You are a hero and are not forgotten!

Linda Merrick
Florida Citizen

December 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifty-first 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 3, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Christman, your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2011

On your EOW may you and your family know that we have not forgotten... Heroes live forever and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

December 3, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

Officer Jerome R. Christman was a classmate at Coral Gables Senior High in Coral Gables, Florida. Jerry was in the class of 1955. Jerry was a high school track star and a member of Stags Club fraternity. Almost all members of Stags Club were athletes. Stags Club brothers from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s still have strong bonds. Many of the brothers still get together several times a year more than fifty years after they were high school classmates. Until July 13, 2006, when one of the brothers noticed the sign at the intersection of SW 87th Avenue and SW 104 Street, Jerry's fraternity brothers were not aware of Officer Jerome R. Christman Avenue. A soon to retire police officer, a friend of our fraternity, has made arrangements to obtain a copy of the original PBA sign and the Miami-Dade County sign as well as appropriate letters and proclamations. Stags Night Out 2006, Miami is a special event for friends of Stags Club scheduled for August 5, 2006. At that event Jerry's fraternity brothers will have a ceremony to present those memorial items to Jerry's older brother. Jerry's brother was also a Stags Club member in the class of 1955. About sixty of Jerry's fraternity brothers and sisters will participate in the ceremony. We miss our brother. At the Stags Club Reunion in 2003, attended by about 235 from many states and several countries, the reunion organizer said it best when he stated "the spirit of Stags Club will never die until the last Stag is dead". Our friend Jerry died the way he lived his life, accepting danger to himself while protecting the life of a driver he did not even know.

John D. Dannelly, Jr., civilian
high school friend, fraternity brother

July 29, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Metro-Dade Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Christman deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Christman is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 13, 2006

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

December 3, 2003

No officer who gave his life in the line of duty should be without a reflection. Thank you Officer Christman. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.........Rest in peace.......

Anonymous

October 16, 2003

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