Another year has quickly passed.
Your family and grandchildren, friends and fellow Agents, past and present, will never waiver in their commitment to honor the bravery, dedication and sacrifice In the Line of Duty of you, and your partner Ron, on that fateful day at Pine Ridge. (Footnote 1)
The Bureau has always honored its Service Martyrs with annual field office memorial services, and an incredible biographical video.* And here, for more than twenty years we have added to that tribute. (Fn.2)
We believe that you are able to see what the past year has brought to your family and the nation. A pandemic that has in one way or another affected everyone, along with, rising crime, incessant turmoil, rioting and destruction and many in law enforcement making the ultimate sacrifice at the hands of those who have lost any and all sense of civility.
Had that fateful day at Jumping Bull turned out differently, today you would have turned seventy-four and certainly looking back at a productive and rewarding career and wonderful times with family and friends.
Nevertheless, as we all realize, birthdays are mere earthly events as one day simply passes to the next. Our collective belief is that you and Ron are ageless and still the vibrant young dedicated professionals we remember.
Jack, as you have over these too many years, please continue to look after us mortals and especially those willing to serve and place themselves in harms way to protect the values of this great nation that is facing very challenging times.
Your Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity will never be forgotten.
1) Details that cannot be ignored: http://wwwnoparolepeltiercom-justice.blogspot.com/2013/01/jack-r-coler-1947-1975-rest-in-peace.html
2) Lest we never forget: Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, video tribute:
* End of Watch: https://www.odmp.org/officer/3262-special-agent-jack-r-coler
Special Agent Jack R. Coler, January 12, 1947 - June 26, 1975. Rest in Peace