Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Dean Landrum

Edgar County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 1989

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Dean Landrum

35 years without you here has been a long struggle. We all love and miss you so much dad.

Chad Landrum

February 15, 2024

Rest in peace cookie

Carson loveless

February 6, 2024

Deputy Landrum's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-23-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

November 23, 2016

Sorry I can't make the dedication of the highway in his honor. I was in the academy with him. At the time I was with Sparta IL as a patrolman.

Retired Sgt Walt Busch
Formerly Mo State Park Rangers

April 15, 2014

After nearly 10 long and frustrating years you now have a highway that will have your name on it as a memorial for all to remember you. You always told me to never give up on anything and I didn't. My devotion to you has and always will be true dad. On May 3rd, 2014 your badge number will finally be retired and the memorial highway will be dedicated. We all love and miss you so very much. Thank you for always being our superman and protecting us no matter the cost.


April 10, 2014

Another year has come and gone. It doesn't seem like it has been 25 years that we shared our last Christmas together. The best gift I could ever have was you being my dad. This year seems so much harder than any other. We love and miss you so very much. Merry Christmas daddy.

Chad Landrum

December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas dad. Hoyten is getting so big so fast. He reminds me a lot of you in so many ways. I know that you are watching over him as you have always watched over me. We love and miss you so very much.

Chad Landrum

December 25, 2012

At 1:18am July 26th,2012 your grandson was born. He will share one thing with you in common except for his side burns. He was born on the same hour and minute as you left us. He is such a strong little man like you. He will know how love you always gave and still do. Hoyten Coal will know all about his grandpa. I hope that after I am gone that he will continue to talk to you as I talk to you daddy.

Chad Landrum

July 27, 2012

Chad, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My grandfather, James H. Landrum, also paid the ultimate price for our safety. Landrum's have a long history of public service through law enforcement and military service. Most of us trace our heritage back to two brothers who entered Essex County Va around 1786. We may or may not be related but either way I just wanted you to know your father's sacrifice is appreciated and he is honored by those who desire a civilized society.

MSgt, 1st Sgt
USAF (Retired)

July 14, 2012

Happy Fathers Day Dad. Thank you for be the best father in the world. I appreciate all that you did for me. I will make sure that your last granson follows in your foot steps. Thank you for watching over all of us. I love you.

Chad Landrum

June 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Landrum. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Dear Deputy Landrum, i work with your daughter on Indpls Metro PD I just foound yesterday that she is a survivor. She is one awesome woman!
I know you are proud of her, she is a great Officer, loving mother of two of your grandchildren and caring wife. She is a member of our honor guard and very helpful when I lost my son in line of duty, last
January 26,2011 I cannot say enough good things about Lisa, Rest in Peace she and us have it from here

Sgt Jo A Moore
Co worker of his daughter

March 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your son Chad for sharing his devotion to you in his memories. I too understand the meaning of a life-altering event.

Rest In Peace

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

February 15, 2012

Merry Christmas dad. It has been 25 years now that we spent our last Christmas together. I never forget our time we had together. You would be happy to know that you have another grandchild on the way. They will know what a great man you are. I will always love you dad.


December 26, 2011

Well it has almost been 22 years now daddy and it is not getting any easier for me to let you go or to get over what happened to you. I feel most days that I let you down. You did all you could to give my a perfect life and all I did was screw it up but you loved me and pushed me even harder. I wish that I could see you again. I miss you hugs and telling me that you love me and picking on me. I so miss you daddy. Happy Valentines Day. I Love and Miss You.

Chad A. Landrum

February 14, 2011

Dad, I wish that I could thank you face to face for always being at my side and helping me when I have a question about something. You aren't here and you still help me financially for a better future. I won't let you down.I know that Amanda and the kids appreciate all you have done. Thank you Daddy. I love you so very much. I miss your hugs each day and telling me that everything would be alright to just pray, and if I found a penny heads up it was for luck. Thank you for the penny's lately.

Chad Landrum

June 19, 2010

Thank you for everything that you ever did for me. I wish that I could see you right now.

Chad A. Landrum

May 3, 2010

Love and Miss you so very much Daddy.Thank you to all who leave posts for dad. most do not know that he was a minister and ran 2 childrens homes in his life time. He was always trying to help others. Thank you for being my dad and loving me.

Chad Landrum

February 14, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

February 12, 2010

I have decided to follow in your footsteps dad and go into law enforcement as sheriff of edgar county. everyone misses you so much. we are all fine. we love you.

Chad Landrum

April 10, 2009



May 7, 2008

to those whom read this. I want to thank you for leaving a reflection form your hearts. my father was and is still a great man. he is loved and has never been forgotten. if you would like to contact the family feel free.

Chad A. Landrum
son of Deputy Landrum

April 25, 2008

I recently told your grandson Jesse about you (as much as I know, we never met). He is 14 years old now. He is so proud of his grandpa. Even though he never got to meet you on this earth he will always hold a place for you in his heart. Beacause of your bravery and valor he is proud of the name he has.

Ann Powell
mother of Grandson

April 8, 2008



February 10, 2008

Thanks is not enough for the dedication and sacrifice you gave, but until better words are created, Thank you. Thank you for protecting my family as we slept, as we played and as we loved. You gave up all you had for me and my family, as well as thousands of families that you never knew. You did so out of Duty and Honor, two word I hope I can live up to.

Your father is a true Hero. He will NEVER be forgotten. I know that you are proud of him, as I am sure he is of you. You will forever be in my prayers.


October 31, 2007

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