Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Major Edward Kaye Don Humphrey

Jupiter Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 1995

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Reflections for Major Edward Kaye Don Humphrey

Truly a cop's cop. We miss "The Major" and his guidance and humor. He was like a father to us all.

P.O. Steve Settle
Jupiter PD (retired)

February 2, 2021

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)

September 8, 2020

Maj. Humphrey,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jupiter. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2020

Rest in peace Major Humphrey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2019

You are missed Major..You are the one who hired and believed in me way back in 1990. Thank you for your leadership. You will always be remembered.

Det. Dominick Barbanera Ret.
Jupiter P.D

September 8, 2013

Thank you for your Service sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 10, 2012

R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Trafic & Escort Unit

September 10, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 9, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Major Humphrey, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 8, 2012

I will forever honor you, Dad. Every single day you are missed;I was blessed to have you in my life, however brief.


March 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Major Humphrey. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Major Humphrey, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. HEROES live forever...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 8, 2011

I was looking at this site today Major, and it made me think of you. You were such a good man and a shining example to all of us who knew you.

This same photo that graces this memorial page graces the front lobby of the police dept headquarters now.

You were a man to be respected and your influence is still felt by all of us who had the pleasure of serving under you.

You were a man of true dignity and a true gentleman in every sense of the word. You were a real "Cops cop" and your influence on all of us is profound.

Rest in Peace. You earned it.

Officer Robert "Bo" Worcester
Tequesta POlice Dept

November 20, 2010

When I came on the ODMP tonight, you were the Officer always remembered.
We remember you always and have never forgotten.
Rest in peace Ed.
Still miss you my friend.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin
former Riviera Beach Police Sgt
and former Riviera Beach Communications Officer

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 10, 2009

I remember when the Major was hired by Jupiter. I was a reserve officer there at the time. I had the pleasure of serving under him for a short time. Everyone loved him. He truly was a great guy.

Officer Robert Worcester
Tequesta Police Department

October 7, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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

September 8, 2009

"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 14, 2007

Major Humphrey was a good man, I cant believe he has been gone for so long.

Thanks for a job well done.

Richard Powell #1123

deputy constable richard powell
ellis county constable pct#2 waxahachie texas

May 1, 2007

I will be in DC to hear your name read at the memorial...I don't know why it took so long for you to get there, but there will be many people there to greet you...I will say a special prayer for your family...much love, Chrissy Henley

Chrissy Henley, Surviving Spouse
William "Drew" Henley, Suffolk VA PD, EOW 3/19/05

April 26, 2007

Still miss you my friend

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police former Riviera Beach

October 24, 2006

I was looking through this site, and came across your name.
I realized its been 11 years today.
Still not forgotten sir..
God Bless

Fellow Law Enforcement Officer

September 8, 2006

Major Humphrey,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Jupiter.


September 8, 2005

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