“IN THE LINE OF DUTY”
Let me speak briefly of the tragic loss
Of Officers Curtis Jones and Amos Cross.
The sword of death has struck them down,
While they served bravely in our town.
Curtis died in a police car crash,
The last sight of Amos was a muzzle flash.
Lawmen, comrades, brothers as well,
Buried our brothers and bade them farewell.
Black covered badges we wear on our chest,
While we mourn our brothers in their final rest.
Mankind no more will they serve, For they are now with God
... As they deserve!
- Pensacola Police Officer Scott Pelham, 1980