Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

Lauderdale Lakes Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 15, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Jerry Joseph Genova

I met your Dad when I was a boy riding my bike. We used to talk when he was on duty, he was a friend when I needed one most. He loved his family and will forever be missed.

J Laramie Cpt retired
Palm Beach County Fire Resce

December 22, 2018

What an honor to see all these reflections. I was so young I have no memories of my father I can reflect on except for family, friends and people like all of you that help keep his memory alive. Because this I grew up knowing what a great man he was. Kind, caring, hard working, respectful and funny! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It is truly an honor and nothing stronger to be so blessed to be apart of the Law Enforcement community!
Love to you all

Jerry Genova’s daughter

November 16, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Genova. I go and visit the residents at St. John's Nursing Center in Lauderdale Lakes. Your honor and valor will remain as your heroic legacy. My father may he rest in peace served as a New York City policeman for almost forty years.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 15, 2017

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us and the family left behind to pick up the pieces and move forward. You sir are a hero, continue to rest in peace Officer Genova.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 15, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. May you continue to rest in peace Officer Genova.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

November 15, 2011

I met Jerry when I went to work with the Golden Beach Police Dept. in 1967. He was my Training Officer, and we became best friends.

Jerry took the a job with the Lauderdale Lakes PD. I went to the Breveard County S.O.

When I was advised he had been killed in the line of duty, I went to his home and spoke to his wife. She told me what had happened. I was devistated with his loss.

I went to his Funeral and the the Cemetery. I must have seen over 500 Law Enforcement Officers attending.

I still miss Jerry very much. I know he is in Heaven with God.

One day we will meet again. God Bless you JERRY.

Fred.

Depty Frederick E. Owens, Sr.
Brevard County Sheriff's Dept.

June 4, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 15, 2010

To the Genova family you are all in our prayers today, heroes do live forever...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous

November 15, 2010

I was there with Carl that day, I have remembered it all this time, I think of you, Carl, Maria and your children I will always hold dear to my heart your memory. The tragedy of your leaving that day has been embeded in my heart and memroy, I still morn for the loss of a good friend. Loved you then and now still. ST

Anonymous

September 19, 2009

You may be gone but you are never forgotten.RIP.

Anonymous

November 16, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 14, 2007

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 10, 2007

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

Your still thought of by all of us. You will never be forgotten.

Jerry Genova
Fern Park FL.

October 11, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 29, 2006

Officer Genova, you're a true hero to the people, community and nation that you served. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are remembered and honored by the Members of the Broward County Sheriff's Office who serve and protect the citizens of Lauderdale Lakes since 1978. Rest in Peace my Brother...

Sgt. E. Chaves
Broward Sheriff's Ofc. /Lauderdale Lakes

January 3, 2006

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

April 5, 2004

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