Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John D. Cusson

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, August 26, 1947

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Reflections for Patrolman John D. Cusson

Patrolman Cusson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe fighting the Germans during World War II.


United States Border Patrol

August 26, 2022

Thanks for your sacrifice and service to the citizens of Peoria and to the state of Illinois. It also appears that you were a veteran of WWII and survived the Battle of the Bulge. Thanks for your military service as well. You went above and beyond the call of duty.

Jim Lopey, Asst. Sheriff (ret)
Washoe County Sheriff (Reno, Nv.) & NVDPS

August 26, 2021

My uncle who I only knew through stories. As my father talked about John escapades and love of life I could always hear the devastating loss my father suffered, even as my dad laughed about his escapades. A man gone to you Uncle

Constance McAvoy

October 15, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 26, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Cusson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 27, 2019

My Grandfather William, Johns brother told me about John and that he was killed in the line of duty as a police officer. I ‘m glad to see that thanks to a web site like this he will not be forgotten. John was a soldier who served and fought in The Battle of the Bulge. John survived WWII. It’s a shame that I never met John. We lost my Grandfather William this past year at the age of 92. Both were very special men who I can honestly say made the world a better place. rest in peace and may god bless you.

Glen Andrew Hein MSG US ARMY
Grandson to Johns brother

February 28, 2015

While researching my family tree and ancestors who left England for a new life in America I have learned of your death in the line of duty and your heroism. My great grandfather (David) was your grandfather (William)'s brother. You gave your life upholding the law and making the streets safer for every citizen. Lovely comments from your immediate family -you sound such a lovely person. Will remember you. Rest in peace.

Debra Lowerson (nee Cusson)

August 16, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 14, 2013

Sadly, you were taken from us before we ever got the opportunity to know you. However, my father has told us many wonderful stories about growing up with you. You seemed so full of adventure , love, and kindness. You are a true hero, who sacrificed his life in the name of duty. I shall be running in your memory at the "Run to Remember 2013". You have given the ultimate sacrifice.......God bless you Uncle John.....Rest in peace.

Carol ( Cusson ) Stout

February 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Cusson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

I never had the chance to meet you, but i have heard some stories about you and i loved them all. My great grandpa, your brother, has told us a few stories here and there. I wish i had the chance to meet you and talk to you. I am wanting to follow in your footsteps and work as a law enforcement officer too. I love you.

Bri Rumple

January 14, 2012

Uncle John your brother,my Dad,has kept your memory

alive. He tells us of your explots your flying lessons your

motorcycle,how you loved the police force....Even though I

never had a chance to meet you I know I love you We all do.

God Bless, Love ,Joyce

Joyce(Cusson) Hein

July 6, 2011

I never had the honor of ever meeting you...I know your Grandpa. I know that your brother still misses you deeply. We hope that you are at peace knowing that the man that murdered you is still behind bars. Your brother makes sure that he is at the hearings to keep him there. We love you and someday we will meet. God bless you!

Melissa Hein
he was my Great Uncle

July 4, 2011

I did not know Patrolman John D. Cusson. We share the same last name, and who knows possible family. My youngest son is a police officer in Washington State, and when I saw this site I felt compelled to write something. I pray every day for my son's safety, and will now include this brave patrolman who gave his life for this honorable profession in my prayers. God Bless him.

Patricia Ann Cusson
same last name

May 27, 2009

Rest in peace Officer will be remembered.......may GOD be with you.......

Ret: Oglesby, Il. po;ice Dept.

April 30, 2006

Rest in peace, my brother. You will never be forgotten by your police family.

St. Louis City Police

July 22, 2004

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