Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Brian Collins

Bladen County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Brian Collins

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Collins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 16, 2019

Still......

Anonymous

October 22, 2018

There's nothing sweet about this 16. Missing you terribly.

- dmd

September 26, 2017

Thirteen years later, it's different not easier.

- dmd

September 26, 2014

All these years and you are still thought of, missed and loved by many of us. It's still hard here without you, but we are thankful for the diligent angel we have in you that watches over us and keeps each of us safe. Time still hasn't healed the hurt and I'm sure it never will. Keep loving and protecting us, because you know we need it more than ever. You know there are some that need to be reminded on this date that you are still there for them and love them. I'm sure you will show them in that special Jamie way just how special they are. Until later my friend.

Anonymous

September 26, 2014

Thirteen years my friend and I still miss you. Time has a way of taking away the sting of death but not the dull ache.

Detective Larry Guyton
UNCW Police Dept.

September 26, 2014

You are often in my thoughts. Forever in my heart.

SSS

September 26, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today on the anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones, protect them and guide them as they continue through life. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 26, 2013

I heard your voice the other day and I turned around so fast I almost gave myself whiplash. My eyes meet your eyes and then I remembered what was real...but there were your eyes looking back at me. I shook my head to clear it, and I had to smile because even though it wasn't you, it was still a part of you. It was your son, all grown up and looking like his Daddy. For a split second you were still here and all was right with the world. You still remain in my heart and in my thoughts.

Anonymous

June 14, 2013

Thinking of you and your family today. You remain in my thoughts and your family in my prayers. You were such a big part of our everyday lives which makes it hard to believe that you are not here. All the memories of you are such good ones that I could never (and never would) forget you. I miss you still. Im able to smile and laugh when I recall all of those memories but there are times that my heart still breaks at the loss of such a good person. Even though you are not here with us we feel your presence at times. Know that you are still loved and remembered for all the good that you added to our lives. Thanks for being a great friend and bringing so much joy and laughter to my life. Keep smiling down on us and watching over us as only you could do.

Anonymous

September 26, 2012

Thank you for your service and dedication Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 12, 2012

Happy 38th Birthday! You sure are Missed and Loved.....

Sally
Bladen County Sheriffs Office

April 22, 2012

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday Bud! I know it's late but better late than never, huh? We miss you more and more everyday Jamie. Thank you for watching over us down here.

Penny
BCSO

April 24, 2011

Another year goes by and we all still miss you. I know that part of our lives will ever change. You not being in our lives was never an option that we thought we would ever have to live with. You are still very much loved and missed. You are one of those individuals that once you pass through someone's life they can't possibly forget you. Not all of us can say that, but we always knew you were the special one. Love you and think of you often. Until....

Anonymous

September 27, 2010

In life, you were always the one with a smile, a hug, and twinkling eyes. I miss you, but was blessed to have had you in my life. I know I am not alone -- you touched so many people in a happy positive way. I know you are watching over us here and you are helping take care of the ones that have joined or welcomed you. In your honor, I pledge to continue laughing and living life - I know that is what you would want. So many more things I could say, but you know I love you. I love your family as my own. Sorry, it took so long to put to paper, but you have known what my heart felt since you first gnawed on my chin - or we played pretend.

JLM

April 22, 2010

YOU NEVER REALIZE HOW MUCH YOU MISS SOMOENE UNTIL THEY ARE NOT AROUND. WELL COWBOY IT HAS TAKEN ME ALMOST NINE YEARS TO WRITE SOMETHING ON THIS PAGE.YOU AND CHAD WERE THE BROTHERS I NEVER HAD BUT WHO COULD TELL WE WERE ALL JUST LIKE ONE ANOTHER. I WILL NEVER FORGET ALL THE THINGS YOU TAUGHT ME, GOOD AND BAD.I OFTEN WONDER WHAT THINGS WOULD BE LIKE IF YOU WERE HERE BUT THEN I AM JUST GLAD TO KNOW I HAVE YOU WATCHING OVER ME.YOU MEANT SO MUCH TO SO MANY PEOPLE AND FOR THAT MY BROTHER YOU WILL NEVER DIE. I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY BECAUSE WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN ALL THE FEELINGS I HAVE BOTTLED UP INSIDE. JUST KNOW YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. I MISS YOU BROTHER. WPC

Anonymous

March 8, 2010

Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and day before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories, a picture in a frame, and your boys. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping, I have you in my heart.

Anonymous

March 4, 2010

Missing you buddy. Even after all this time it's still not any easier here without you. I'm glad you are whole and happy but even that does'nt take away the hole in this world that you filled so well. I know some part of you misses us too. You will always and forever be in my heart and thoughts. Until we meet face to face again...keep watching over us. Love ya.

Anonymous

January 27, 2010

You are remembered today. It has been eight years today. You are forever in my heart.

Anonymous

September 27, 2009

Another day of you being on my mind and me missing you. I proudly have your picture on my dresser so I get to see your face each day, but I don't get to hear that infectious laugh or all those comments you could rattle off and have us on the floor in tears. I'm getting tired of having to say "if only" and "when we see each other again" I just cant seem to shake the missing you part once it comes on. Some of the hurt of missing you has gone away but not enough that the rage, emptiness and sadness does'nt still sting. I'm greatful for ALL the memories and do find some comfort in knowing that you are watching over me. Just wanted you to know that you are STILL and ALWAYS will be missed and loved.

Anonymous

March 26, 2009

To Deputy James Brian Collins and his loved ones:

On this the seventh anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, James. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service James gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 26, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
(Larry and I are proud TarHeels)

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 26, 2008

Hey jamie i was just sittin around thinking about the old days we had some fun together this has been one of the hardest things ive ever had to deal with but i know you are in a better place looking down on all your fella bladen people ill never forget that night we got in that wreck on the east end it was something else but looking back on it it was something to laugh about you wrecking your new car but the thing i think about most was you calling me the next morning and checking on me i can honestly say you were a true friend that i will miss forever but we will see each other again my friend

jimmy2

September 25, 2008

Hey old friend. You have been on my mind for the last few days for various reasons. Not that I could or would EVER forget you but it seems that at times that things pop up all around me that bring you and all the memories we made flooding back to me. It seems as if the pain of missing you will never go away. Things here keep changing and moving on but missing you is constant and still hurts. I know you are at peace and send us reminders all the time that you are well and safe and are watching over us all, I know it's a big job and nobody could do it any better than you. Keep up the good work buddy. Until we can look each other in the eye, face to face know that you are still loved and missed very much. Later my friend.

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

Jamie, I can remeber when You first started into your law career with Whiteville Police Department. You were so much full of energy and just loving the moment. I was working that nite buddy patroling 211 thinking that the chase would come through Bladenboro. The chase continues on into E-Town and the message that comes across the radio made me pull over and stop. Central need rescue officer down. I just saw you that nite and we talked for awhile about the incident on 9-11 in NY and about Brian Ramey. Jamie you served with pride and justice. I sure miss you my friend and when we meet again we'll catch up.

Ptm. Michael Adkins
Chadbourn Police Deopartment

May 17, 2008

The best times of my law enforcement career to date were with you and the guys in Bladen County. I am proud of the work that we all did and, sometimes wish that I could turn back the clock. God Bless You.

Sergeant Troy W. Pope
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

April 29, 2008

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