The inherit nature of police work creates a dangerous environment at times. Since the formation of the Pensacola Police Department in 1821, Fourteen (14) police officers have given their life in the line of duty. Each Spring, those officers are remembered with a local memorial service held at the Pensacola Police Department. During the same time of year, members of the Jim “Billy” Barnes Lodge attend the Florida FOP Law Enforcement Memorial. Members who are assigned to the Pensacola Police Honor Guard attend the State Memorial Service and are sponsored to represent the lodge.
Below are the names of the Pensacola Police Officers who have sacrificed their life for our community.
Glenn Rowe Austraw – End of Watch, 02/26/1997
Stephen A. Taylor – End of Watch, 10/19/1982
Amos Cross – End of Watch, 09/12/1980
Curtis Neal Jones – End of Watch, 06/17/1980
Louis J. Champa – End of Watch, 05/27/1951
Edward O'Brien Pursell - End of Watch, 08/12/1944
Herbert Tommy Hatcher – End of Watch, 01/15/1939
Archie Bowman – End of Watch, 08/19/1938
Clinton A. Green – End of Watch, 02/26/1938
C.F. Bazzell – End of Watch, 03/16/1932
J.D. Carter – End of Watch, 04/04/1909
William Burnham – End of Watch, 03/18/1906
John Yelverton – End of Watch, 06/03/1899
J.W.R. Gordon – End of Watch, 09/22/1889
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“Greater love has no man than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do no be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Click on the link below to find out more information about the State Law Enforcement Memorial held in Tallahassee, Florida each year.