Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton

Scurry County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 21, 1965

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton

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

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

September 21, 2020

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

55 years and not forgotten!

Chief Greg Minton
Leander PD / Grandson

September 21, 2020

Jesse, you are not forgotten. Greater love hath no man than this, that he would lay down his life for his friend. John 15:13. I can only imagine what the reunion with your son was like. Go with God and rest in peace.

Officer Jesse J Minton
Arlington, Texas PD

September 21, 2019

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45 Your sacrifice WILL NOT be forgotten!

Greg, Michelle, Madison, Mason

Chief Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 21, 2019

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 #GoneButNotForgotten

Chief Greg Minton
Leander Police Department

September 21, 2018

Even though this happened 52 years ago, You might begone but not you are not forgotten!

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13

Chief Greg Minton - Grandson
Leander Police Department (TX)

September 21, 2017

Thinking of you today. #BlueLivesMatter

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Chief Greg Minton - Grandson
Leander Police Department (TX)

September 21, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Staff Officer (retired)
Millcreek Police, Erie Pa,

September 21, 2015

It has been 50 years today, since that fateful day in Mitchell County (TX). Your personal sacrifice saved many other officers that day. Know that your memory is alive and well and although you are gone, you have never been forgotten.
“Greater love has no one that this; to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

Chief Greg Minton (Grandson)
Leander Police Department

September 21, 2015

The passing of Deputy Minton was a great loss to our family. We called him Uncle Jesse. He was my dad's best friend and partner. They were together on that fateful day. My father was not wounded, and was able to hold Jesse while they waited for help. We still fondly remember Uncle Jesse, thinking of him often.

Sam Ward
Son of Jesse's best friend/partner

April 29, 2015

Thinking of you today.

Chief Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 21, 2014

A man’s life is not measured by his wealth or status, but by what he does with his time on earth, be that many or just a few years. Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton did much with his years.

I stand in awe at the bravery of this officer and the too many other officers who’s names grace these pages. In these current times I stand proud and strong in the knowledge that I do so, shoulder to shoulder with the men and women, worldwide, who also have the courage to serve as a Law Enforcement Officer for their community.

My deepest condolences to the family and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Jesse Mack Minton. I will not forget his sacrifice and what he stood for, as a man, a father, a grandfather, a friend and as a LEO.

Sergeant
Western Australia Police

September 21, 2014

Thinking of you today. You are loved and not forgotten.

Chief Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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

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

September 21, 2012

Thinking about you today.

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Chief Greg Minton
Leander PD TX - Grandson

September 21, 2012

I have never met you but I have many stories of your bravery and compassion, and even though I have never met you thank you for your service and I love you.


Madison Minton
Great grandaughter

September 21, 2011

Loved and not Forgotten, Thank you for your sacrafice.

Captain Greg Minton
Leander PD / Grandson

September 21, 2011

Jess,
I was able to attend National Police Memorial Week in Washington, D.C. this May. I saw your name there with way too many others on the wall. You should know that your sacrafice is not forgotten and never will be. I was able to tell your story to numerous family members and other officers who were friends or family of fallen officers. I was able to connect with them in a way that only officers and family members who know this kind of loss can understand. You are loved and missed.
Your grandson,
Jesse

Jesse J. Minton
Arlington PD - Grandson

June 1, 2011

It has been 45 years. You are missed and not forgotten.

Captain Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 21, 2010

It has been 45 years. You are missed and not forgotten.

Captain Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 21, 2010

Another year and you are not forgoten.

Greg,Mshell & Kids

Lt. Greg Minton
Leander PD

September 22, 2009

Thank you for you sacrifice. It's been 48 years and not a day goes by that I do not think about this day. I always stress to my officers the importants of officer safety and that no matter the situation, priority one is going home!

RIP

Lieutenant Greg Minton
Leander PD / Grandson

September 21, 2008

Its been 47 years since this incident. We still think of you and miss you!!

Lieutenant Greg Minton
Leander PD - Grandson

September 28, 2007

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

September 22, 2007

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

September 18, 2006

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