Thursday, March 10, 2011

My favorite son-in-law

For now the words are not there but I wanted to share this that was written by the chief...Jay loved his job.
We will miss you Jay.   I could hear you saying what you doing Sweetness...
Rest in peace...
Limon, Colorado
Limon Police Department
Officer Jay Sheridan
End Of Watch: 03-09-11...
Officer Jay Sheridan, 27, was shot and killed when he attempted to serve a warrant. At 1805 hrs (local time), Limon Police Officers along with Deputies from the Lincoln County SO, went to a home to serve a fugitive warrant at the request for assistance from the U.S. Marshal Service. Three Officers went inside the home only to be met by gunfire. Brother Jay was hit. Two other Officers sought cover in one of the rooms in the mobile home as the killer holed up in another. The Officer down call went out and members from multiple agencies responded. A stand-off ensued with the Cop Killer barricaded inside with the Officers, who stayed put for their own safety. The authorities made sure all neighbors were evacuated safely as a priority. Four hours and 30 minutes later, When SWAT made entry, the Cop Killer was found deceased with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Officers who were trapped inside the home were not injured. The investigation is ongoing.

At just 27 years old, Officer Sheridan has already been Saving, Serving and Protecting the People of Limon for more than six and a half years. This young Warrior was born with a soul that has courage to wear the badge. Never backing down from the dangers, Jay was determined to make this a better world. No bad guy was too tough for him to face. But it wasn't just about getting the bad guy. Ofc. Sheridan also knew when his understanding was needing. A genuinely nice guy, Jay knew how to comfort and console. His co-workers from LPD, that consists of just four other Officers, along with those from the surrounding agencies who often worked together, all truly loved their Brother. He was someone they could count on to be there, no matter what. Destined to go far in his career, Ofc. Sheridan served with Honor, Respect, Integrity and Professionalism at all times. He was so proud to be a Police Officer. The citizens of Limon looked forward to seeing their Hero out there on the streets as he made them all feel safe, cared for and looked after. Officer Sheridan was out there this night for that very reason. To take off the streets one who was dangerous to the community.

Our Brother's work came second only to his love of his wife and their newborn child, their first, whom he loved spending quality time with. A man who will be missed by so many and forgotten by so few.

Jay leaves behind his beloved bride, their young child and his sister. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Sheridan family as well as to all the Men and Women of the Limon PD and to all the agencies who came running to assist their fallen brother. We pray you all find a healthy way to get through this by leaning on one another and keeping that line tight. You all must always stand tall, place Jay upon your shoulder's and carry him into the next battle ... In your Brother's Honor. May you all always look after his young family and he watches over you all.

Our Brother, you have shown even the old-timers what it meant to Live As Only A Hero Could and you have shown us all what it means to Die As Only A Warrior Dare. May you wrap your wings around us all as you now patrol the streets of Heaven and keep us protected from the very same who took your life. We Thank You for your service and for your sacrifice. We will be forever grateful to you. Job Well Done Sir.

Rest In Peace Officer Jay Sheridan ... We have the watch from here. SALUTE!

This is an ongoing and painful investigation, so all details will take time. I will update this as more is confirmed.

Limon PD
Chief Lynn Yowell
100 Civic Center Drive
Limon, Colorado 80828
(719) 775-9211
Parker PD
Aurora PD
Elbert County SO
Douglas County SO
Lincoln County SO
Morgan County SO
Colorado State Patrol
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Colorado Department of Corrections
FBI - Denver


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  1. I can not tell you how sorry I am for Heather and your family. My hearts aches for all of you. God Bless YOU!

  2. My dear Penny and Tim,

    i wanted to call you but will do that later when I am able to talk without crying. My heart aches so for Heather, you and all of Jay's family and friends. What a gallant young man he was. Only God knows why he was called home at such a young and vibrant age - so much to live for. I am praying that you will find the strength and comfort to carry you through this most difficult time. I love you dearly. I also know that nothing anyone says or does right now will take the hurt away. If there is some way I can help, please let me. I wish at times like this we didn't live so far apart.

    Love you so much,
    Aunt Mary Lou