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Corporal James John Szuba

Mishawaka Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 9, 2010

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Reflections for Corporal James John Szuba

9 years! Sometimes it seems like a lifetime and others I still expect you to walk through the door after your shift and say hi mama how was your day. I miss you with my whole heart every day that never changes. I wish you were here to hold the grand babies , I can see you shaking your head and laughing at their funny little personalities. I would give anything to see them tagging along with their grandpa on adventures. It never should have ended this way we had so much left to enjoy together. The kids and I miss you so much, we love you and are sending precious hugs to you in heaven. Jim I love you always and forever.
Love ,
Debbie ♥️

Debbie Szuba

January 9, 2019

Jim, another year without you with me. Happy 31st Anniversary in Heaven. Missing you is so hard, everything in life is dimmed because you’re not here with me to enjoy them. All the milestone, good and bad, are hard because I miss you and you can’t be here to share them. I hate that Everything is still in black and white since you’ve been gone instead of bright and colorful. I miss your smile, holding your hand, you’re strength, the way you made me smile everyday just by being you. I miss you telling me you love me and making me always feel loved and safe. I miss our long drives and hours of fishing, me mowing the yard and you smiling and shaking your head at me. I miss that you can’t be here to hold our grandchildren and teach them all you know or still here to continue to teach our children. My heart hurts all the time and on days like this special one it’s impossible to fake being ok. I was blessed to have you in my life as long as I could I loved you then, I love you more now. I miss you so much. Give Rocky and Sam a big hug from mama.
All my love is being sent to you in Heaven
Love, Debbie


October 17, 2018

Tonight I sit here thinking of you

Debbie Szuna

July 30, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Sorry for your loss and your partner.

Lieutenant Ray Flores

January 9, 2018

Happy Birthday in Heaven Jim. ❤️ You are greatly missed every day. It's still as hard today as the day you left us. Give Ricky and Sam a big hug from mama I wish I could give you all a real hug and see you and hear your voice again. Know that we think of you every day. I love you!! ❤️

Debbie Szuba

May 17, 2017

It's been 6 years and 10 months now. Words cannot describe how much this still hurts. You're alway the first thing I think of each morning and the last thing I think of each night. Missing you and not having you here with us is the hardest thing I will ever do. Today marks our 29th Anniversary my love how I wish you were here. We have 2 beautiful grandbabies now who I know you have been watching over. I can't say enough how very much you are missed and loved. I love you Jim, Happy Anniversary

Wife, Debbie Szuba

October 17, 2016

Jim this year is a hard one without you. I've missed you so much especially now that I am a Grammie of two beautiful babies. I wish you could be here because I know you would have been the best grandpa. It's so bittersweet that they bring me such joy but knowing you can't be here with us breaks my heart. I know they have the best guardian angel anyone could have. I love you, I miss you and I'm sending hugs and kisses to you. Give Ricky and Sam big hugs from mama. One day we'll be together again ❤️

Debbie Szuba

January 18, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed

Lisa Burton

January 7, 2016

Finally made it out to pay my respects to you and all the others that have gone too soon. My son and I had our picture taken next to you. I couldn't myself from crying. Gavin just grabbed my hand and told me, it's okay. I miss you.

Det/Sgt Brandon Ruth

May 30, 2015

Jim and Ricky, today marks 5 years that you were taken from us, as usual you are both missed so very much. We miss you every day. It still is hard to believe you are gone. Jim I am sending you hugs and kisses, give Ricky boy a big hug from mama. I know Sammie is with you now let her know how much i miss her, I know she is in good company and you are showering her with all the love i can no longer give her. I know that she missed you so much too. I hope you are are all hunting bunnies. I wish you were all still here. I love and miss you so much, one day I will get to see you all again, until that day know I am thinking of you and missing you every day.
I Love you,

Debbie Szuba

January 9, 2015

It's hard to believe that it's been so long. You were such a kind man and loving father. You were an example of what a good officer should be.

Tracie B. (Friend)

January 9, 2015

Happy Father's Day Jim, we love and miss you and Ricky . Love, Debbie

Wife Debbie Szuba

June 15, 2014

Jim today marks the 4 year anniversary for my heroes, at time it has gone so slowly and others fast, I miss you very much. Words cannot express how much. We're surviving which means it's always a day to day battle without you and Ricky. You were my world. God how much I miss you. I still ask why. You will be comforted to know how much support your family had and I hope you know how blessed we were with such caring people in our lives, then and now. I could write a book on how much your missed. I miss so much the simple things like your smile, holding your hand and the anticipation of every time you walked thru the door. There are still days I expect you to come home after your shift, I don't think that will ever stop. I just want you to know how much I love you and miss you so much. Give my sweet Ricky a hug from mama, tell him I love and miss my boy, and so many kisses and hugs for you that we can never share. I take that back one day I will get to hold you again. Until that day, you are forever in my heart and so very missed. I love you so much.

Debbie Szuba

January 9, 2014

I really miss you this time of year Boy. I love you


December 23, 2013

I was assigned a project by my Social Studies teacher a few weeks ago. We were given a fallen officer and told to memorialize them.
Well, I was given Corporal Szuba. Over the course of this project, I feel like I have grown to know him personally. He was a great man, and the Mishawaka community suffered a loss with his passing.
My condolences go out to the family. Loosing a loved one is never easy. People get taken from us much sooner than we'd like, and we just have to deal with it the best we can.
Though he has passed, his memory still remains. He paid the ultimate sacrifice, and no amount of thanks would be ever be enough.
Regardless of that: Thank you for your service.
Neither Corporal Szuba nor Ricky shall ever be forgotten.

Kaci Crook
Freshman at Pinellas Park High School

November 9, 2013

Jim, Happy 26th Anniversary. I love and miss you, you are always in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Give my sweet Ricky a hug from Mama and tell him I love and miss him too.

Debbie Szuba

October 17, 2013

Rest in Peace, Corporal Szuba. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 5, 2013

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Cpl. Szuba's & Ricky's deaths. May God continue to be with and comfort their family, friends, and brothers in blue. Jim was a wonderful person and will never be forgotten. I know he's looking down from heaven and watching over his loved ones on this difficult day.

Kimberly Davis

January 9, 2013

Jim today would have been our 25th anniversary, you would be so proud of Josh and Steph they made it special, just the way you always made it special. I love and miss you very much. Give Ricky a big hug from mamma.
Love you always,

Debbie Szuba

October 17, 2012

Today would have been our 25th Anniversary, Steph and Josh did good you would be so proud. I love and miss you very much and I know you are with us everyday. Give Ricky a big Hug from mamma.
Love you always,

Debbie Szuba

October 17, 2012

Thank you for your service Jim and Ricky! I made it home to the midwest in July and was able to visit with Debbie for a bit, and even though I haven't seen her in years and I've never met you, nor recognized your name at first when spoken of, your presence was quickly felt there with us. You and Debbie have a love like no other. You are dearly missed by so many. I wish I could have known you, the love of my cousin. You are quite the Angel.

Kim Hobkrk Vincent

July 28, 2012

Happy Fathers Day Jim, we love and miss you and Ricky.
I Love you,

Debbie Szuba , wife

June 17, 2012

Love ya Uncle Jim. I think about you everyday. Hope you liked the flowers I dropped off for you and Ricky.

John Szuba

January 10, 2012

Two years Jim, Josh, Steph and I miss you you so much. Give Ricky boy a hug from mamma. I Love You...........

Debbie Szuba

January 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 9, 2012

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