Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Agent Edward John Hockom

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1987

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Reflections for Agent Edward John Hockom

Agent Hockom, here we are 34 years later and you are not forgotten. Rest In Peace.

Detective Jim Weber
Retired Aurora, Co. Police

September 21, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

RIP. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless your family with memories of you and your heroism.


September 21, 2019

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 29, 2013

Today, 23 years after your murder "A" shift honors you by dedicating our watch to you. You went where others wouldn't go and did things most would be scared to do. Agent Hockom you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.


September 21, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Agent Hockom. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

Agent Hockom - Sounds like you stood your ground against a bad guy. Thanks for the example of courage and thanks, too, for your service to both the people of Aurora and the State of Colorado. I stood in the State assembly chambers, last Friday, when your name was read off during a resolution regarding the upcoming Peace Officer's memorial week. You, and the almost 250 others, are not forgotten.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 26, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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


September 22, 2009

Rest in peace sir you are nevr forgotten Thank you for your service

Explorer/Son of Aurora Police officer

December 4, 2008

Thank you for your service and God Bless you. May you rest in peace.


October 5, 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
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

September 24, 2007

Its been twenty years, but seems like yesterday. Robin and I still think of you often. I still can't listen to "beautiful loser" without choking up a little. My the good lord be with the boys.Godspeed buddy

Mike George

September 20, 2007

Ed, your sacrifice has not been forgotten by me,the others who served with you, and the officers who have served here since that night in 1987. You are a true hero and I am proud and honored to have called you friend. May God bless you and your family, Hershel

Detective Hershel Stowell
Aurora PD

September 23, 2006


To this day I still think of you and your family and how I wished things would have turned out different 19 years ago. Rest in peace. To Mr. and Mrs. Hockom, Inez, Josh, and Erik, god bless all of you.


September 22, 2006

God called you home 19 years ago. You are not forgotten brother.

Police Sergeant
North Carolina

September 21, 2006

A true gentleman, friend, and great police officer. A wonderful Dad and husband. He didn't deserve to leave us as he did, but he did what he would expect anyone else to, with pride, courage and honor. A gentle soul. He will always be a hero in my heart.

Lt. Tommy O. Collins, Retired
Aurora Colorado Police Department

December 18, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to This Officer, as well as the Family, Friends, Department and Community. I served with the Douglas County Sheriff, Colorado and lived in Aurora when you died.

This is a loss that will never be forgotten. Hours will turn into days, days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years but, the difference that these officers have made will last forever.

We lost Our Deputy Morris Taylor on September 14, 2002. When he joined the other Angels in Blue.

God Bless Our Law Enforcement Officers and Those Who Love Them.

Jack & Tracy Van Dolah
Former LEO/U.S.M.C. & Wife in Sutherlin, Oregon

May 22, 2005

You may be gone but never forgotten. Thank you for your service to country and mankind. You are a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 21, 2003

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