Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, November 9, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joanne Couzynse

After all these years I still miss you so much. Every time I look at your picture it brings tears to my eyes and think of what could have been.


December 24, 2021

Rest in peace.


November 10, 2021

Another year has passed and I still miss you so very much. Rest in peace my love until we're together again.


November 12, 2019

I Remember You…In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
I remember you; In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
I remember you; in the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer,
I remember you; in the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn,
I remember you; in the beginning of the year and when it ends,
I remember you; when I am weary and in need of strength,
I remember you; when I are lost and sick at heart,
I remember you; when I have joys I yearn to share,
I remember you; so long as I live, you too shall live,
For you are a part of me, as I remember you.

66 years ago you came into this world and made it a better place. It's been 35 years since you were taken away and I still miss you every day. Love you forever.



March 1, 2019

Not sure how this came up on my computer today. I read all of the beautiful tributes to Joanne and remember her as a good friend in high school. My dad, Chief Gibbs, spoke so highly of her when he called to let me know what happened. It is very apparent that she was loved and never forgotten. Linda Gibbs Whitt

Linda Gibbs Whitt, Friend
High school friend

December 13, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 9, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 35th anniversary of your EOW.

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

November 9, 2018

I heard your voice in the wind today
and I turned to see your face ..
The warmth of the wind caressed me
as I stood silently in place.

I felt your touch in the sun today
as its warmth filled the sky ..
I closed my eyes for your embrace
and my spirit soared high.

I saw your eyes in the window pane
as I watched the falling rain ..
It seemed as each raindrop fell
it quietly said your name.

I held you close in my heart today
it made me feel complete ..
You may have died .. but you are not gone
you will always be a part of me.

As long as the sun shines
the wind blows
the rain falls ..
You will live on inside of me forever
for that is all, my heart knows.


October 23, 2018

Listening to Dancing Queen and crying.


May 21, 2018

Another year has come and gone, I wish we were together for your 65th birthday. Miss you so very much, even after all these years.


February 28, 2018

This November will be 35 yrs without you on the streets of Jefferson Parish
Still can't forget about that awful day a DUI took you from your family and friends.
Your now in heaven guarding the streets of heaven and now your guardian angel to a wonderful person.
I remember that awful watch. Even though I was with a neighboring agency.
JoJo my heart never forget you. I know my Daddy gave you a giant hug since losing him November of 2002.
Even though he was active Constable dying of cancer his name goes up no wear.
One day I meet you and all my friends who are guarding the streets of heaven.
Till the day St Michael takes me to my Daddy. An I can hug each and every one lost behind a badge.

Dee Dee Serpas
Kpd/EJLBP retired

January 25, 2018

When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it, you just slowly learn to go on without them, but always keeping them tucked safely in your heart.

Love you forever and miss you terribly.


October 30, 2017

There isn't a day that goes by that something happens and I remember that sweet beautiful smile, and that off the wall humor.. I miss you JoJo.. I wish you were here to see my kids and my grands... I just wish we could talk.. you are and always will be my hero ... love you, you always brought out the best in me with your wisdom and friendship !!

Judy Merida Bienvenu
True friends

October 23, 2017

I thought of you today,
but that is nothing new.

I thought of you yesterday
and the days before that too.

I think of you in silence,
I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and
your picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake
from which I’ll never part.

God has you in His arms,
I have you in my heart.

After all these years, I still miss you so much my love. Rest
In Peace


February 26, 2017

33 years have come and gone since I last saw your face and heard your voice yet it seems like only yesterday. I still miss you so much. I would give anything to be with you again. Rest in Peace my love. we will meet again.


November 9, 2016

Jo jo
I think that you and many others plus
P J and Suzie were watching over me this past sat nite. I visited your grave the day before. Today is Monday and the reality is just hitting me now. Thank you and all the angels with me sat nite. Always thinking of those that have gone before us.
Thanks for backing me up and getting me out of that situation.
Thank them all for me. C.C.

26 retired, coworker and friend

July 25, 2016

The years have passed and memories dim, but my memories and love for you remain clear and strong. My time with you was the best part of my life. Rest in peace my love. You came into this world 63 years ago and made it a better place, not only for me, but everyone who knew you.


February 28, 2016

JoJo. I still think of you after all these years. I remember, as being your training officer. if you could search a male for a weapon. We laughed so hard about that. You will always be in my heart.

Dep. (retired) Ron Reid

January 7, 2016

Your sorority sisters of Omega Phi think and remember you whenever we are together.

Melinda Blaise
Omega Phi

July 26, 2015

62nd birthday, so wish you were here so we could share it.
Rest in peace my love...


February 28, 2015

All these years later,
I still hear your gentle laughter,
I still feel your love,
I still see your light.
Rest in peace my love.


December 18, 2014

Thirty one years ago you left and my life has never been the same. I still love and miss you with all my heart. Rest in peace my darling.


November 27, 2014

I can't believe it's been 30 years. I still think of you every day and miss you so very much. I'll always love you my honey.



November 17, 2013

I think of you often, I talk to you always, and when I bring you flowers, I cry. You are an awesome friend, you were then and still are Jojo. It is hard to believe it is almost 30 yrs since you left this life, I still hear your laugh, and see your sweet smile. You are and will always be my "HERO", I was and am honored to call you friend. You are missed, and loved always.

Judy Merida Bienvenu

November 3, 2013

Just surfing the net I came upon a name from my past. My first date, my first kiss, my first love. I was 16, joanne was 17. Her mesmerizing smile always reminded me of Jessica Lange.

MFR 4 25 54

May 5, 2013

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