Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Thomas Glenn Jackson, Sr.

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 1983

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Thomas Glenn Jackson, Sr.

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 3, 2020

Thank you for your bravery and God bless your family! Till Valhalla Brother!

CoI wood

March 26, 2020

Gone but never forgotten

CO1 George Odell

February 29, 2020

You will always be remembered.

Stuart Inglish
Depatment of Corrections

February 13, 2020

Officer Jackson I started my academy training shortly after the 36th anniversary of your death. Which also marks the 36th year without the death of an officer in the line of duty for the department of corrections. The story of your death saddens me but I am thankful for the lessons we have learned as a result. In a week I take up the mantle you left behind at the Moberly Correctional Center. I am proud to be a part of brotherhood at MCC.

CO-1 Jackson, Spencer

August 5, 2019

I learned of your story in the Academy and hope it is known that your life, name and story is not forgotten. You are remembered.

Jauqueline Garcia C0I

June 11, 2019

We have the watch now rip my fellow officer

South Central Correction Center

February 23, 2019

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. You lived your life so that when you died, the world cried and you rejoiced.” – Cherokee proverb

You are remembered.

COI Ewing
Missouri Department of Corrections

December 29, 2018

Thank you R.I.P

OSA Lyke
Department of corrections

October 17, 2018

We heard about you in class and I almost cried and my instructor was on the verge of tears thankyou for your sacrifice and you are missed and remembered and never forgotten

CO1 Angela shafer dept of corrections in Missouri

January 10, 2018



July 3, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

The citizens of Missouri lost a hero 32 years ago today. The memory of your sacrifice however is not lost especially among your fellow brother and sister correction officers. R.I.P. God Bless.

Retired Prison Guard G.S. SIEGRIST
County of Bucks, Pa.

July 3, 2015

I miss you very much grandpa. We knew each other only a short time, but have been told much about your life. You now have two great grandchildren thru me. My only wish is that you could've been here long enough to meet them and so i could've known you longer.

SGT Michael Jackson, USAR

September 2, 2013

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Betty and his daughter Mary this past week in Reno, NV., at the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation Project 2000 memorial service. What a great family. I was honored to escort them during our service.

C/O Jackson RIP Sir

Brian Daigle

June 20, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

My heart goes out to Officer Jackson's family--to his children and to his wife Betty. After I lost my husband Corporal Dennis Engelhard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol EOW 12/25/2009; Betty Jackson stepped up and introduced herself to me during a Sunday prayer service at Washington DC during National Police Week sponsored by COPS. Betty was my rock and got me through those first few months that were so dark and difficult at the time I had very few friends that knew what I was going through and what I had yet to experience. I often refer to your widow as my "angel"; after I had somewhat stabilized my deep depression and had spent hours upon hours talking with Betty even when I was a total mess crying my eyes out at 3 am she was there for me--I asked Betty why she bothered to get to know me and why she had taken the time to help me get through this. She simply said that she had her mother that helped her; and she was told before National Police Week by her pastor's wife that she was going to come in contact with someone that desperately needed help--then she felt the Holy Spirit telling her to introduce herself to me. She said I just looked so alone and so sad. I thanked her for taking the time to get to know me and for helping me.

I know that you married a wonderful lady and to me she was an angel and I thank God for her because honestly I don't know if it weren't for her I would be alive today. I in turn will help every widow/widower I come into contact with; especially those lost in the line of duty like both our husbands were taken from us. Thank you sir for sharing your wife with the world, and I look forward to meeting you one day when it's time for me to meet my maker. Rest in peace sir, and thank you for giving your life it's an honor to know your widow to now call her my best friend.

Love and prayers
Kelly Glossip
Widower of Cpl Dennis E Engelhard MSHP #355 EOW 12/25/2009

Kelly Glossip
friend of his widow

July 15, 2011

As :Sergeat" stated in his words, I have worked with many of them that were there in 2B, and the stories of those that were there depcted more than a riot, the physical evidence still remains.
I feel because of this, Moberly corrctional center has BY FAR taught me more about the job of corrections than I feel anyone ever could. RIP 10-7

Sergeant Weinpert
MO. Dept. Corrections

June 10, 2011

Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten

Sgt. Marcus W. Groza
Mo.Dept of Corrections

May 12, 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

December 6, 2007

July 3 1983, a date never to be forgotten to those that were there, i worked with MANY of them that were there on that day, even though it was not considered a riot, to hear the stories of those that were there, it was more.
I carry on your duty..................

mo dept corrections

July 27, 2007

Your sevice to the Department is not forgotten brother.

Ptlm Troy A. Green
Cameron Police Department

December 30, 2005

Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

April 17, 2005

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