Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Joseph F. Ferguson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, December 27, 1968

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph F. Ferguson

Rest in peace Patrolman Ferguson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 30, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

December 27, 2018

Patrolman Ferguson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 27, 2018

Happy 75th birthday, Daddy! You were taken from us almost 50 years ago, but have never been forgotten by anyone who knew you.

Love,
Your Daughter
May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

It has been another year with out you in all of our lives this is the hardest time of year for me even if I try to forget.
I saw your sisters this year and your brother a few times this year in march or April they all came to visit I don't know if grandma and Grand pa mom and dad had anything to do with me but for a time all came to say good by to me the doctors said I was not going to make it but by some divine act I came out of the coma but for me its how much each prayed for both of us I just wish that you had live

ferguson
Family

December 23, 2015

Just thinking about you and more so Beth a few days have past when someone sent a few pictures. The best one is of your dad with his brothers and sister and the mother you want them you can find me
in the post here l will always think about you and Joe
I hope to hear from you
Brian Ferguson

none Brian Ferguson
family

August 17, 2014

45 years ago today you were taken from us. Miss you.

Beth Ferguson
Daughter

December 27, 2013

I was just thinking about you after talking with my son
You would be proud of him
Never forgotten
Brian

Brian Joseph Ferguson
family

January 30, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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.

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

December 27, 2011

Your dedication to duty and bravery will not be forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

December 28, 2010

Time passes, wounds heal,but memories remain
I will always remember.
Tell my Dad and Mom Hi for me and also grandma and grandpa.
I miss you all.
Love always.
Brian

Brian Joseph Ferguson
nephew

August 10, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones during this holiday season. It has been over 4 decades since your tour of duty ended, but you have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 27, 2009

I was born seven years after you passed...but, I wear the uniform, the shield and do the job that you did, miles away. We are the Police. We are human, we are hurt and we can be killed-but we are ONE and we will never retreat, surrender or forget our own. I now know your name and will never forget it. My partner and I will patrol our city tomorrow and as we do so I will think of you. We wont let you down, watch over us. God Bless you and your family Brother. Sincerely, a ten year vet.

Police officer
City of Yonkers Pd, New York

February 11, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 26, 2007

GOD BLESS YOU. REST IN PEACE.

P.O.
CPD/011

March 5, 2007

God bless you and your family, friends and co-workers.

March 5, 2007

I served on the jury of one of the defendants accused and later convicted of this horrible tragedy. I vividly remember when Officer Ferguson's blood soaked jacket was shown to us. This was a senseless tragedy that I'll never forget, even though the trial was about 35 years ago. I was the first and youngest juror selected. I'm no longer young, but I still think about Officer Ferguson and his family frequently. I hope time has helped the family heal and recover from Officer Ferguson's senseless death.

Anonymous
none

November 3, 2006

I came on the job June 25, 1966. My first assignment was at the old 2nd district at 48th and Wabash. I worked with Joe on the same car for several months. On the day he was killed, I was on my regular days off. I miss Joe, he was one of the bravest and honest police officers I have known over the years. There are of course many officers across the country who are brave and honest. We should honor all of them. Sincerely, Lawrence G. O'Shaughnessy ( Larry) Star 12659.

Lawrence G. O'Shaughnessy
retired Chicago Police Detective.

July 12, 2006

Thank you to those of you who remember. He would be proud to know his only grandchild. She shares his eyes and his spirit. We honor his memory through Gold Star Families.

We would love to hear any other remembrances you may have.

PS. Officer Cambric, you were Joe's partner and friend. We would especially love to meet and hear from you.

Elizabeth
Daughter of Joseph

May 5, 2006

DEAR FAMILY OF OFF FERGUSON MY MOTHER WAS MARRIED TO JOHN TUCKER WHO WAS KILLED THE SAME YEAR JOSEPH WAS. MY MOM HAD A PICTURE OF 4 WIVES SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW OF THE AWARDS CEREMONY
AT 11TH AND STATE. THERES MY MOM, YOUR MOM
MRS CLAYTON ROBINSON AND ANOTHER WIDOW
I JUST CANT REMEMBER HER NAME. SHE ALWAYS CALLED SAID PICTURE "FOUR QUEENS"

GOD BLESS JOSEPH AND ALL OTHERS WHO WERE KILLED FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!

OFF. T KUCHARSKI #11902
CPD 0123

March 8, 2006

AS WE APPROACH THE HOLIDAYS I THINK OF YOUR FAMILY. HOW MANY THEY HAVE SPENT WITHOUT YOU. HOW MANY YOU WERE CHEATED FROM. I HOPE YOUR FAMILY CAN FIND SOME COMFORT KNOWING THAT YOU ARE A TRUE HERO AND WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

OHIO\
SUMMIT COUNTY

December 12, 2005

Joe Ferguson
I was just a rookie Joe working out of the old second district at 48th and Wabash when you were killed. I remember the manhunt for your killers Joe and you would have been proud of it's intensity. The thugs were brought to justice. I read a piece in the F.O.P. newsletter sent in by your daughter that your killer died in prison, never to see freedom for your murder. You were the first guy I ever knew on the job to be killed and unfortunately you weren't the last, but I never forgot you Joe.

Allen McGrew

Allen McGrew
Ret. Chgo. Ptlmn.

April 3, 2005

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

P.O.
CPD

December 27, 2004

Remembering you along with all the others on 12-27 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace. You're not forgotten.

Anonymous

December 27, 2004

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