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

I am saddened to read of your line of duty death. After numerous other assignments in policing, I now work in Traffic Services where DUI is a major focus. Your tragic death illustrates that we all are vulnerable to this crime.

You gave you life in the service of your community. My thoughts are with your family and colleagues who lost you in a senseless act. You are not forgotten.

Sergeant Brian Bowman
Toronto Police Service, Canada

September 19, 2006

JoJo having worked closely with you when I was with Kenner P.D. I can remember always feeling safe on the few times you backed me up,this at a time when female deputies were rare,and still not quite trusted,You were definately one tough bird.

Dy. Roy Lee
Washington Parish S.O.

January 4, 2006

Rest in Peace JOJO! To a Dedicated officer who loved her job, who was kind to all, who fell with courage, and will be love by all who knew her.


December 13, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


April 24, 2005

I honor you Joanne. In your name, I ask that my fellow officers aggressively and proactively pursue DUI motorists . . . ZERO tolerance!

We will not forget you Joanne. With love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

October 29, 2004

Rest easy sister. Never forgotten. Never. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

November 18, 2003

You will never be forgotten. Rest easy Sister...God Bless.


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