Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant William J. "Jack" Lavery

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, August 5, 1947

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Reflections for Lieutenant William J. "Jack" Lavery

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 5, 2020

Rest in peace Lt. Lavery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2019

Uncle Jack was a good humored man who liked to tell funny stories. He was also a devoted husband and father - his family always came first.
On August 5, 1947 Uncle Jack and two patrolmen were on radio patrol duty - it was a stormy night and they were called to a "line break" which had darkened the district. He alerted the Duquesne Light Co. and, while waiting from them to arrive and attempting to reassure the residents of the neighborhood, he picked up what he assumed was a harmless "guy wire". It came in contact with an iron picket fence and he was electrocuted and died at once. It was a 4000 volt feeder line. Uncle Jack was 62 years old. Rest in Peace Uncle your shift is over.

Christine Darton
grand niece

June 14, 2016

RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

Uncle Jack, you, Uncle Hugh, Uncle Joe and Grandpa Thomas Crogan were all members of the Pittsburgh Police Department and sadly had passed before I was born. However, the stories of your exploits lived on through family history retold at many family gatherings. I think you would be proud to know that the "thin blue line" has continued unbroken from 1910 until the present day at various agencies across the country. I am proud to have shared that line with you and the other members of the family.

Sgt. Tim Darton (retired)
National City Police Department, Calif.

May 17, 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 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 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 66th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

I will miss my great great grandfather. I never got to meet him, if I did I would have told him he was doing a great job. And how proud I would have been that he was a great protector of all the citizens he watched over everybody. I think he would have been nice to me if I could have met him. Who ever shot him and stabbed him during his career as a policeofficer were bad people it wasn't necessary he was just doing his job. He was a good person and was just doing what he was supposed to for his job. It is very sad.My whole family will miss him dearly.

Cassidy Phillips
Great Great Granddaughter

June 24, 2011

I have not forgotton about my great great grandfather even though i never met him. I really wish i would have got to meet him. If i would have met him i would have told what a great job he was doing. Whoever shot him and stabbed him are bad people it wasnt necessary he was just doing his job. He was a good person he was just doing what he was suppose to do. My whole family will miss him dearly.

cassidy phillips
great great granddaughter

June 24, 2011

I have not forgotton about my great great grandfather even though i never met him. I really wish i would have got to meet him. If i would have met him i would have told what a great job he was doing. Whoever shot him and stabbed him are bad people it wasnt necessary he was just doing his job. He was a good person he was just doing what he was suppose to do. My whole family will miss him dearly.

cassidy phillips
great great granddaughter

June 24, 2011

he is not forgotten. he has 3 granddaughters that are still alive .i didnt personally get to see him he was killed before i was born but i have been told many great stories of him .by my dad william j lavery [jack] he was loved very much by his family and he lived after he was shot in the heart. he was electrocuted while on duty. maureen

MANURENE
granddaughter

April 8, 2009

Lt. Lavery, thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 12, 2009

LT. Lavery, you may have worked with my Grandfather, Capt. J.S. Flynn, Pittsburgh PD. You are not forgotten Sir! Thank you for your service and dedication.

Officer K.J. Flynn U-455
Chesterfield County Police Dept., VA

November 24, 2006

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