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Patrolman Jerry Von Wingo, Jr.

Portageville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 1994

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Reflections for Patrolman Jerry Von Wingo, Jr.

Patrolman Von Wingo rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 25, 2019

I remember this very unfortunate day all to well. I miss you and for sure didn't get to spend as much time with you as I should've. I know you are with Uncle Jerry and Grandma and Grandpa watching over all of us. Love you

Lauren Edwards
cousin

November 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 18, 2009

Bo was a very sweet and thoughtful person. I still can't believe that he is gone. He will never be forgotten and will live in my heart forever. I miss him dearly, but I know that he is in heaven along with his dad and grandpas and grandma.

Debbie Scott
Aunt

October 5, 2009

Shawna got married Satureday and she was beautiful, you would have been so proud of her! She has grown into a lovely young lady. I miss you so much, but I know that you are watching over me and for that I am thankful.

Me

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

Bo was one of the officer's you could always count on, we had alot of arrest's together and went to the police training together I wish we could do it all over again, officer's like him are hard to fine. I'm not a officer anymore but I tell storys to my kids about the best officer I ever work with, one of a kind.I wish all my love to his family and to tell them I miss to.

retired chief James Ward
Morehouse Police

April 18, 2008

The best brother and friend that anyone could ever have, I think of you everyday Bo and I know you are looking over me, I love you and miss you...sissy (shawna)

Shawna Wingo
Sister

April 15, 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
Sergeant
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 10, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

My brother, Tim Stroud, and I both attended New Madrid County Central High School with "Bo". He was a funny and crazy guy. We both really liked him. Even then, he was the protector. He would not let anyone pick on his "girls", the group of us girls that hung around with him. We took many rides on the levee with this man. He was the kind of friend who could make you laugh when you were at your worst. I came across his page by accident. My dad, Gary Ray Stroud, police officer for St. Charles, MO, was killed when I was 6. I was looking at his page and somehow ended up finding "Bo". Glad I did. To his mom, I know he is watching over you. He is safe now. "Bo" will be missed always.

Heather Stroud Bickford
Friend

April 18, 2007

You have not been forgotten nor will the Blue Family ever let that happen to your memory. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 18, 2006

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

Rest in peace.

November 18, 2004

Jerry Jr.,

I never knew this web-site was here or I would of sent something in your honor sooner. I remember the news when you passed. It hurt very much knowing you and your family for so long. Like you, I also came from law enforcement blood and I knew that you wanted to be a cop just like your dad. My brother you left us doing what you enjoyed and you will for ever be missed. I still remember the display of Law Enforcement present at your funeral and the tribute they gave you and your family. Your dad is proud of you. I know both of you are walking heaven protecting us.

Police Officer
Grandview Missouri Police

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