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Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Jacksonville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1979

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Lee.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 7, 2019

Rest in Peace Patrol Officer Roscoe Lee. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Jacksonviille, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of the scum responsible for your murder.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 30, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year 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 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 17, 2012

"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

February 14, 2008

Officer Lee was my next door neighbor, although very young at his time of death, I remember Roscoe mowing his beautiful lawn which he was very proud of and being a wonderful comrade. He also was a bus driver for JISD and was well liked by the kids on his route. One day he and his wife had sand delivered to their house for some type of house bricking project. My younger brother Randy J. Hinton and I would haul Tonka truck loads of sand away from their driveway until we were discovered. Roscoe came over to our home, sat us down in our living room and explained to us the importance of being honest citizens. To this day because of Officer Lee's caring we have grown up to be law abiding citizens and well respected adults. I thank Roscoe for his teachings and guidance. May Officer Lee rest in peace and he will and is sorely missed.

Alan L.Hinton
Jacksonville Police Department Former Reserve Officer (1994)

May 22, 2007

Officer Lee was not just a great man and well liked, he was
also a great stepfather. He is still being missed during the years.

Patricia Bowens Scott
Arlington, Virginia


Step Daughter

February 11, 2007

I WORKED FOR THE JACKSONVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR OVER ONE YEAR. I AM GRATFUL FOR WORKING WITH SUCH GREAT OFFICERS AND KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO WORK WITH A GREAT DEPARTMENT. I FEEL THE LOSE OF THIS GREAT OFFICER THROUGH THE OTHER OFFICERS THAT KNEW HIM. HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.

OFFICER LOGAN HARRIS
KILGORE PD- FORMER JACKSONVILLE OFFICER

June 12, 2006

Your bravery, and your memory live on! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You are a hero. Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew Chapter 5 verse 9

Officer Shane Cannon
Mesquite Police Department Mesquite, Texas

November 17, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Lee.

Officer Kevin R Turley
Jacksonville (Alabama) Police Department

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