Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer John J. Covalesk

San Jose Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1950

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Reflections for Officer John J. Covalesk

Join members of the San Jose Police
Emerald Society and others in a
memorial service honoring Officer John
Covalesk who was killed in the line of
duty 68 years ago on November 15.
There will be a short memorial reading
and prayer. Others are invited to say a
few words if they like. It will close with
the playing of Amazing Grace. Please
arrive a few minutes early as the service
will start promptly at 6:00 pm and goes to 6:30pm at SJPD.

Sgt Brian Hyland RET.
San Jose Police Department/ San Jose Police Emerald Society

October 31, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 67th anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

November 15, 2017

John, my father Walt Phillips and Los Gatos fellow officer is gone now. Died in 1977, but he told me more than once "he never got over your death" he loved you like a brother. Yes my friend you will never be forgotten for your bravery, as and officer as well as your arm service!
Norm Phillips. Hollister Ca. Nov 2014

Son of friend

November 26, 2014

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

November 15, 2014

You are my grandfather. I think I have your nose. Rest in peace.

Is anyone out there who remembers him?

Elyse Galizio

March 24, 2013

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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

November 16, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 28, 2007

"Devil Dawg:

Why enter alone?
Why wadcutters?
Why taken to Heaven after only 07 months on the job?

You hit him, emptied Your revolver, and You were already down, and that anal pore shot You again, and even took one of Your casings as a souvenir.

You survived Wake Island. You survived a severe beating
during an earlier probationary incident.

Apparently God needed more security in Heaven, to keep all of the evil souls of WWII from entering.

Tonight, a fellow Cowboy and I will be making a toast in Your honor, at a local "watering hole."

May You Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 15, 2007

Brother Covalesk,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

January 16, 2006

Rest easy brother. Heroes aren't forgotten and you are no exception. Thank you for your dedication.

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

September 27, 2003

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