Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Rex Harrison St. John

Karnes County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 29, 1992

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Rex Harrison St. John

You will Never be Forgotten...I know you are watching over your sister and your girls with pride in your heart, now watch over your nephew and keep him safe as he follows in the family foot steps-he looks so much like you....

PO J Monroe
Carrollton PD Family Friend

February 28, 2020

22 years and the pain of this night never gets any easier............ I love you Rex!

Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department/sister

March 1, 2014

Rex I never got to know you as the man you grew up to be, but remember what a funny boy/pain in the butt little bother of my best friend you were. I know you grew up to be a loving father, loyal friend, and a much loved lawman. I have heard these things from your best friend and my brother in law. You are missed by so many whose lives you had a profound effect on. Rest in peace Rex, and thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made so the residents of Karnes County Texas could live safe.

Lynn Schafer Moses
Childhood friend

March 7, 2013

We love and miss you uncle rex its been 21 years.

andrea
your niece andrea rodriguez

March 1, 2013

21 years have gone by and i dont know and we all still smile and cry when we think of you. you are truly special.

Carla
Sister

March 1, 2013

we still miss you little brother.

carla
sister

March 1, 2012

My brother, My playmate, my trusted alli, my keeper of secrets, my friend....... It is hard to believe that 20 years have gone by since that fateful night. You have not and will never be forgotten. On this 20th anniversary of your death I made it my sole purpose to be back home with your girls; they were your life and I needed to be there for them. We visited family, we told stories about you and we laughed and rejoiced in the memory of your LIFE!! Rest in Peace my brother and know that your legacy lives on in your children and your grandchildren. I love you my brother....

Detective Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department/ Rex's little sister

March 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 29, 2012

I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you but I have heard so much about you and your girls through your sister Marcie. She and I met when I worked for Dallas PD and became the best of friends/roommates...she loves you and misses you so much. I know you are watching over her, keeping her safe and seeing all the wonderful accomplishments she has made. You are the inspiration for her hard work and dedication at work and in life. My thoughts are with her and your entire family today. You are not forgotten Rex!! Rest in peace!

Police Officer Jennifer Cofield Monroe
Carrollton Police Department

February 29, 2012

Thank you for your service and inspiration. Watch over us buddy.

Deputy Richard Alvarez
Travis County Sheriff's Office Austin, Texas

February 29, 2012

Thanks for your 3 years of services.

David

February 28, 2012

God speed. You are still remembered.

Nicholas Hall
Nephew

September 22, 2011

We miss you uncle Rex not a day goes by that we don't think about you. You touched so many lives, Such a wonderful and caring uncle. I have seen my cousins grow up to be beautiful young ladies raye ellen and pricilla. your wonderful daughters. We love you so much one day we will meet again. We Love you so much.

andrea rodriguez
Your Niece

December 27, 2010

i love you dad, i miss you very much. everyday i wish you could be here to see how grown up me & pris have become. you would be so proud! (ha, & a grandpa) but, i know you smile from heaven. love you!

RayeEllen St.John
Daughter

May 11, 2009

Rex,

I just got the opportunity to meet your sister. I want you to know that she thought the world of you and followed her dreams in life. I am sure she thinks about you all the time and she knows you are with her at all times. I just want to thank you for time and dedication. We will take it from here. Job Well Done Rex

God Speed

C. Parlin
Friend

July 29, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

February 29, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones today and every day. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line.

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

February 29, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, YOU ARE A HERO JSUT BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER,, NH

February 24, 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

February 14, 2008

My brother, my friend. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. In the 14 years since you have been gone, I have proudly worn the badge of the Dallas Police Department, I have also worn your badge on my vest. It has been my goal that you will continue to serve through me and I take that promise to heart! Each time throughout my career when I have achieved a milestone, I have paused and thought of you, wishing that I could call you and share my experiences you as you often did with me. I love you with all my heart and miss you with all my soul. I never will forget the bond that we shared and will always keep you close in my heart.

Detective Marcie St. John
Dallas Police Department Rex's sister

July 29, 2006

I married your sister. A day doesn't go by you are not remembered. You would be proud of her as she was of you. Don't worry I made a promise before god and friends to love and protect her, I will keep my promise. You are missed dearly by her, I know I have held her hand graveside, held her when she cried every Feburary, and times when she feels the pain of losing a loved one. You live on both in memory and spirit through blood kin. My you rest in peace brother.

Sr. Special Agent A.L. Henry
Married Marcella St. John

July 23, 2006

Rex was a good friend of mine. He taught me alot about loyalty. We were loyal to different leaders but that was always alright with us as we both worked toward the same goals. Rex was a good man, a good friend I have often wondered what achievements he would have made if he was still physically with us. He was a real hard worker on the job and off the job.

Tim Crow Chief
Gonzales Police Department

March 5, 2006

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

February 29, 2004

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