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Patrolman Joe Louis Jushaway

Waveland Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1974

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Reflections for Patrolman Joe Louis Jushaway

Rest in peace Patrolman Jushaway.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

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December 9, 2018

I was alive when this happened and I remember the day you were buried , I miss you Old Man. My heart has never stopped hurting.....

a friend
Family member

February 26, 2017

I was alive when this happened and I remember the day you were buried , I miss you Old Man. My heart has never stopped hurting.....

a friend
Family member

February 26, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the 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

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

December 21, 2011

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Patrolman Jushaway.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 21, 2007

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 4, 2007

Officer Jushaway-Although your death was before my time in law enforcement, I respect you and honor you for your sacrifice. Thank you for the job you did and I pray for your family that they have peace. You are a true hero. Rest in peace brother.

Sergeant Travis T. Foreman
Waveland Police Department

May 1, 2007

Thank you for your service. I work the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area. I began my career in local law enforcement, and worked Hancock County where Waveland is located. Your death was before I was born, and I was not able to meet you. I wish I could have met you. You leave an honorable legacy. I pray for your family. I salute you. God bless you.

Agent Brandon Ladner
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

September 1, 2006

Thank you for your courage and dedication during your watch. Rest easy Brother.

Partol Officer
Chesterfield County, Va Police Dept.

June 15, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. God bless.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

April 7, 2006



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