Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John Edward Holbrook

Clarkston Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant John Edward Holbrook

I was one of the first units to get to you that day. I reached in and held your hand knowing you were leaving us. I took your weapon off and secured in the trunk of my unit once EMS arrived and confirmed our worse fears. I watched your family at your funeral and saw how broken they were but still holding each other up. You were and are loved and missed.

Ret. Det. Jane Hendricks
Dekalb county police

August 26, 2015

Almost 20 years in just a few short days.. I love you so much Uncle John, my hero!! Your baby girl is expecting and your son would make you proud also.. Your family loves you and miss you more then words could ever describe.. Tell pa Happy Birthday for me love you always

Whitney Holbrook
Niece

February 18, 2014

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Holbrook. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

In memory of Sergeant John Holbrook.

May god and St. Micheal continue to bless your sole and keep your children.

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police,
who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises
of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional
eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for
investigation and wise judgement.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and
law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores,
strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences
with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not
always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so
pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the
devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your
heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the
throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all
the people. Amen.

Steven P. Mallonee
Clarkston PD Sergeant, June 1992 - March 1995

June 29, 2011

its been 17 yrs sence that nitemare of a day! And yet some times it seems like longer sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday. But still we remember and will never forget. Love you daddy see you again one day.

John L Holbrook
son

February 25, 2011

daddy Sence I found this site it feels like this is a big way to talk to u. And you would be so proud of sis she is the stronger of us. But I just hope I'm not to much of a dissapointment but now I'm older if I am I'm changing it and ur a big reason why. And I have missed u every day and always will. Write again soon

John l holbrook
son

February 16, 2011

A lot of yrs have came and gone but yet threw me u still live on. I know I have been wild and dissapointed u while u have watched. I'm 30 today it seems like forever sence I was 13 and u was takin away. But I have been workin hard to straightin up to make u proud becouse I'm so proud of you daddy and only 9 more days till that day that has haunted me for yrs. But ppl tell me I remind then of you and it brings a warm feelin over me and a huge smile. wish u could have been here with me and sis but I know truly u have never left us. I love u daddy and I'm going to make u proud of me like I am you. Your my hero I miss you!!

John L Holbrook
son of Sgt Holbrook

February 16, 2011

Daddy, I miss you more than I have words for. Not a day goes by that I do not wish that I could pick up the phone and call you to tell you about my day. I just finished my Master's in Elementary Education. More than anything I wanted to tell you the day I received my diploma in the mail. This year you will have been gone for 17 years. Some days it feels like it all happened yesterday and some days it seems like a lifetime ago that you were here.
I am proud to be you daughter and I hope that you would be proud of the adult that I have become. I will love you forever and miss you always.

Jaime Holbrook Espinel
Daughter

February 7, 2011

Wow I just left a reflection I said less years than it has been but time isn't important. Just keeping him in our hearts and mind he maybe passed but not forgotten. Thanks again and sry for rambling on last reflection it was my first ever had a lot to say. I just hope it did make sence if not I'm truly sorry. I love u daddy and I miss u.

John Louis Holbrook
son

January 17, 2011

I never knew this page was even here. Its so great to see he is remembered and loved still. I know I miss him every day its almost been 17 yrs now oh how the time has passed. I know that sis and I both can't wait till that day that we can hung u and kiss you we have so much to talk about although you already know and I admit that scares me just a Lil bit but then ill see your grin. I have been so lost with out you daddy and I miss you every day. Thank for the job u did but a shame we all had to pay this way. thank you everybody who's wrote upon this page it makes me proud becouse the price we payed. Cops are out here protecting us just show your love. I burn a blue light in window I have for 16 years now and he maybe gone but he lives on in me and my sister and other family. We love u daddy see u again one day.And sry if I rambled this is one of the first times I have wrote just what I felt. So thank you all and god bless all of you.

John Louis Holbrook
Son of Sgt. John E. Holbrook

January 17, 2011

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Officer
Georgia

December 26, 2010

17 years has come and gone since our fated day. I can still remember it as if it were yesterday. You were my Sgt, my officer, and best friend. I still bring you coffee and cigarettes every February. There's not a day that goes by that I don't remember you and miss you. I will always cry for you, because I never got the chance to say goodbye.

Chief of Police (Ret) C Greenwell
Clarkston Police Department

September 28, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 25, 2009

Always loved and missed,things have all changed scence you left. I wish you were here so many days.It doesnt even seem like its been almost 15 years. I still remember what I was doing the day we got the phone call. Those boots I never thought i'd get off. So many years have passed yet the memory of you will always linger on. You will always hold a place in the hearts of ALL your family.. I LOVE YOU UNCLE JOHN forever and always till I meet you again..

Whitney Holbrook
Niece

P.S. Your gonna be a great uncle this november I wish you were here so you could see it...


NIece

June 14, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 19, 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 23, 2007

Hope you and pa are havin a great time, i'll see you someday. You got there before I did, but don't give up on me i'll meet you when my jounrey here is through i dont know how long i'll be, but i'm not gonna let you down, but between now and then till i see you again i'll be loving you, love me..

Whitney Holbrook
Niece

March 31, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 24, 2006

Hey uncle John,
I miss you alot espically on days like today. I wish you were here to just hold me and tell me its all okay like you did when i was a little girl. I remember pa pulling a tooth one time and i cryed you were the one there to hold me when no one else one. I'LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND CHERISH THE TIME WE HAD!!!!! Oh yea i start emt school in oct. i'm trying to follow the path you left open.....

April 4, 2006

The days seem longer,the nights colder. NO one is the same scence you've been gone. No more christmas at nanny's(your mom), no more funny storys. i see you in other people sometimes and that hurts. I look around some days thinking you will be back, but no your in a better place, and even though at times I want you here I know your better off. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU,
Whitney Holbrook

December 15, 2005

I am John niece, this year makes 11 years since he left us, it aint easy but it will get easier. WE miss him and love him very much, he will always be the hero in my life and 4ever. he is the reason that 2day i am a volunter firefighter at age 17, because thats as close as i can get to bein a officer right now. God be w/ us all....

February 21, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS YOU. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

February 25, 2004

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