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Patrolman Jackson Dee Elmer

Murray Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, November 14, 1987

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Reflections for Patrolman Jackson Dee Elmer

Patrolman Elmer,
On today, the 32nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Murray. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 14, 2019

Patrolman Elmer, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 14, 2019

One of the sergeants I work with graduated from Utah POST with you. He told me about what happened to you that fateful night, and the manhunt that followed. May you forever rest in peace.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

April 6, 2018

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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 13, 2009

Jack, My beloved big brother--I'll always love you & cherish the good times we had together!

Carlos Jessop

November 30, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

Rest in peace hero

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

November 30, 2007

My friend Jack. It has been 23 years since that warm summer day we graduated from the Utah Police Academy. You were recognized as the best in class. You were always the best in my book. As we served together on the night shift over the years, I found that I could count on you. You always gave 110%. I know you are now giving 110% to a kind and gracious Heavenly Father. I hope that I am fit to serve with you again.

Lt. Sam Skaggs
Murray City Police

March 10, 2007

Lumpy it has been a while but we all think about you. I know you are watching over us and keeping us all safe. You are missed and will never be forgotten, until latter rest in peace.


September 20, 2006

Jack you will never be forgotten!

David Snider
Close friend

September 11, 2006

Rest in peace Blue Angel... you are not forgotten!

August 9, 2005




May 14, 2004

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