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Lieutenant John King Healy

Seminole Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, February 23, 1986

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Reflections for Lieutenant John King Healy

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 2, 2019

John Healy,

You were my sergeant when I worked there. You were a truly honorable man. You were a very kind soul who was taken from us too soon. I remember how you were so well respected by the tribal members and anyone else that was lucky enough to know you. I have tried to emulate you and how you treated others throughout my career. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy D. Akers
Broward County Sheriff's Office

February 16, 2014

Lieutenant John King Healy
As your operations Lieutenant and personal friend, I would like to say that your knowlege and experience was vital to the training of all the new officer's we hired. Your help as their FTO was unlimited and you were 10-8 24/7 whenever needed. It has been over 25 years since you are gone.

All of the members of the SPD that had the pleasure to work beside you miss you. All current members of SPD should respect your dedication to this department while we were in the infancy and poor days.

Let us pray that no other officers have to share your fate.

Lieutenat Russell Posner ( Retired)
Central Services and Patrol Lieutenant

April 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you in their memories. I too understand the meaning of a life-altering event.

Rest In Peace

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

February 15, 2012

25 years after the end of your watch the members of the Seminole Police Department still remember and honor your service. Thank you; may you forever rest in peace.

SPD Sgt.

January 25, 2011

"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 6, 2008



February 10, 2008

Officer Healy,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the Seminole Tribe.


February 15, 2005

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