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Investigator Louis Edward Jeska

Eagan Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, August 30, 1993

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Reflections for Investigator Louis Edward Jeska

Rest in peace Investigator Jeska.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 23, 2021

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 30, 2020

Hi Grandpa,

I’ve never met you, but it feels like we know each other. I’ve heard a lot about you. I heard how heroic, funny, and smart you were. I heard how you were an amazing father to my incredible mother and an amazing husband to my incredible grandmother. I’ve heard about the sacrifices you made in order to keep many peoples’ lives safe.

I’d like to think you’ve been with me through everything I’ve done in these past 22 years you haven’t been around. I can feel you watching over me and I can feel your pride as you watch me grow.

Your legacy and memory lives on in our family. I display your name and the random tokens I have of yours proudly in my room. Your legacy lives through the humor and love your sons, Brian and Brad, have shown me as a grew up.

I am devastated I did not get to meet the amazing man my family loved so deeply, but I am grateful that same family emulates your best qualities.

I love you.

Jamie Schumacher

August 30, 2018

Louis, you would be so proud of your sons that I had the privilege and honor to ride with this past May 2016. The bicycle ride from Florida to DC was long and hard. Your sons talked about you everyday and almost every mile (1140 miles). You did well and rest in peace, sir.

Bob Bates
Henrico P.D. (L.E.U.)

August 30, 2016

May you rest in eternal peace, and that you watch over your loving family and your sisters and brothers in blue.

N.Y.PD. Lt. Ray Flores

August 30, 2016

Dear Inv. Jeska and Family,

This year I will be riding in the Law Enforcement United Bike Ride to DC. I am privileged to be honoring your service and your family by dedicating my ride in your memory. I have had the privilege to get to know Brian and have worked with him for many years. I look forward to honoring your memory by riding into Washington DC to start off Police Week 2014.

Ofc. Ryan Peterson
Plymouth PD

Officer Ryan Peterson
Plymouth Police Department

April 2, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Know that you have not been forgotten.

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

August 30, 2013

I didn't know you Officer Jeska, but I am proud to know your son Brian who is a great cop that remembers and honors your memory each year as he assembles and rides with Renegade Pigs to raise money and awareness of MNCOPS, helping other surviving families of fallen officers. We are here to make sure you will always be remembered. You live in the hearts of your family and you law enforcement family. God Bless You.
Bonnie Silvera, President, MNCOPS 8/2013

Bonnie Silvera

August 11, 2013


I think of you and your family often. I remember those days when I use to stop in at the PD and you and I would share a laugh. Your sons have grown up to be really good people and great cops. You can be proud of the job you did as a father and as a mentor to them. I still recall your funeral where Brad and Brian went around and shook the hand of everyone there. It still brings a tear to my eye thinking about it. I miss you Lou.


September 2, 2010

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 28, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Investigator Louis Edward Jeska and his fellow officers with the Eagen Police Department:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of Louis' tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Louis' professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage.

I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul. No doubt that Heaven has another hero in Louis, but I am so sorry you had to lose your beloved. May you all continue to be comforted by your faith and your law enforcement family and other police survivors.

I am sure that Louis was extremely proud of his two sons following in his footsteps by becoming law enforcement officers.

I am so sorry that Louis was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of dedicated service Louis gave to his community and the citizens of Minnesota, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 30, 1993.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 30, 2006



August 30, 2005

You would be proud of your sons, both serving on the Law Enforcement Memorial Association.
Rest in Peace

Det. Vik Konters
Edina, MN

July 27, 2004

Rest in Peace my brother in Blue.


March 16, 2004

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