Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Anthony E. Jansen

Newport Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 30, 1984

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Reflections for Police Officer Anthony E. Jansen

May You Continue to Watch Over All In Blue and Be A Guardian Angel. You were a good man with empathy for others, respect for all - rich or poor and you truly wanted to serve your community. God had a bigger plan and called you home early. May your family have the peace of knowing they will be reunited with you again one day in His Kingdom. Thank you for your service!

A Grateful Newportian

November 10, 2020

Rest in peace OfficerJansen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 33rd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2017

Thinking about your children ages and how they never got to truly know you. i am their age and can feel their pain.


December 30, 2014

Tony was my first boyfriend. We went to the same high school but actually met when he and his family moved to the street where I lived. We both knew as soon as we met we were attracted to one another. Not just physically, but Tony was a good soul. He had such a heart for the underdog. He made me laugh and just happy in general. He talked about being a police officer often. I knew he would be an excellent one. I think of him often as he was my first love. Sadly we were too young in our lives to remain together. I mean this with the utmost respect to his wife and children. My point is, I want the world to know Tony Jansen was a good man. And although tragic what happened, he truly went to The Lord serving others in the way he dreamed. Blessings to his family; mother, father, brothers, wife and children. My prayers often include you.

Rev. Karen Graziani

December 6, 2014

I met Tony in the summer of 1984 and like so many others, found him to be a gregarious, outgoing, positive person, who not only enjoyed his profession but truly served the public. On the morning of his death, prior to boarding a plane back to my duty station, on Christmas leave, I picked up a newspaper and was dumbfounded by the headline. Many, many years later I had the opportunity to meet his son Anthony while attending a course at Northern Kentucky University. Tony would be proud of this young man to say the least.

Newport P.D.

December 30, 2013

I was a young Sergeant in Covington, Ky when Tony was killed and I can tell you it shook the entire Law Enforcement community. Tony was truly a great officer with a promising future. Tony's death was such a tragedy for his family, his city and his department. Tony lives on through his son, who continues to carry on the family name in a proud and noble fashion. I think of him often and fondly, may he rest in peace.

Colonel William C. Dorsey
Retired Chief, Kenton County PD

December 30, 2012

Tony is one of my best friends I ever had. I just recently found out about his death since we parted and lost touch back in 1975. My condolences to all his family. Truly the good die young. Tony is the best of us (in our neighborhood) all to me.
I say "Tony is" and not "was" because he lives on in heaven and in my heart. Till we meet again in heaven my brother!!!!

PO3 Claudio (Pacho) Arce ex-USN
childhood buddies

July 31, 2012

I knew Him and Jimmie Kim, I was invited by them to join the force. Anthony was a very kind Man, not arogant, not Pompus. We will never really appreciate what a great man we lost when we lost him.


July 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011

It has been 25 years since you past. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you! You are gone but NOT forgotten! One day we will patrol the golden streets together. Please watch over us all! I love you!


January 3, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 27, 2008

Tony, It's hard to believe it has been 23 years since God called you home. I believe the good Lord had a better plan for you, At your service, your mom and dad thanked me for permitting you to ride with me all so long ago. I have never forgotten that and I will never forget you or your family. Watch over your son and all police officers like you did when you were on duty...thank you.

Lt.Col. Steve Seiter (retired)
Wilder Police Ky

January 10, 2008



December 29, 2007

Tony was a friend of mine. I watched him grow up in Fort Thomas, go through school and become a dedicated police officer. His brother also followed him as an LEO with another agency. Tony's family were all supporters of the local P/Ds and LEOs.

I was paid the highest compliment by his family after Tony past. I tried to emulate a couple of older cops that included me. I am proud to have been able to call him my friend. I also recently learned his son had also entered law enforcement. I wish him well.

Sgt. Jack Bradford Disabled
Fort Thomas, KY P/D

May 19, 2007

As a fellow police officer, it brings tears to my eyes to read about our fallen brothers and sisters. I never had the chance to meet you but have heard many great things about you. You would be so proud of your son as he follows your footsteps. He has grown into the man and son that any father would be proud of. He is a true friend and like a brother to me. Watch over us and keep us safe. The day will come that we will all be together and we can watch over the next brave souls who to are willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice. Until the day we meet, God
Bless You and your family.

October 2, 2006

Your son is a wonderful person, and a great police officer

September 23, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 30, 2004

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