Hero Down - Chattanooga Police Sgt. John Monroe Dies Unexpectedly At Home – Blue Lives Matter
Chattanooga Police Sergeant John Monroe died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, according to his department. He served his department with distinction for over 20 years.
“The Chattanooga Police Department lost an outstanding officer and cherished friend today,” the department said in a Facebook post. “Sergeant John Monroe passed away unexpectedly at his home while off-duty.”
Sgt. Monroe, 49, “has been a selfless public servant, an outstanding supervisor, and a trusted leader with the Chattanooga Police Department since 1998.”
The post read. “Sgt. Monroe will be remembered for his kindness, integrity, and commitment to serving others.”
Prior to joining the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD), Sgt. Monroe served in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years.
He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the award of Excellence.
“Please keep Sgt. Monroe's family and friends in your thoughts as they move through the difficult time ahead of them,” the Chattanooga Police Department asked.
The Chattanooga Police Department lost a great man and Sergeant today. Please keep the Monroe family in your prayers.— Andrew McLaren (@AndrewChrome) February 22, 2019
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they should be called the children of God. -Matthew 5:9. RIP SGT John Monroehttps://t.co/VBLcxvcLyO
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Chattanooga Police Sergeant John Monroe, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.
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