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Police Officer James David Bonneau | Jackson Police Department, Michigan Jackson Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

James David Bonneau

Jackson Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Reflections for Police Officer James David Bonneau


Your EOW is the same as our nephew's, CPL Thomas P. Jensen #2853, PGPD. Seven years ago we were mourning the loss of one of our own. We have mourned our loss every year on this date. Today is the first time I thought to see if he was the only officer who died on this date, and I found that he was not alone; you were with him.
Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Shannon Jensen, LEOW
Evansdale PD, Prince George's County PD
March 9, 2017

I met this officer about 3 weeks to a month before his death, standing outside my house. I remember feeling impressed to speak to him about where he would spend eternity. I had NO idea that he would be dead almost exacally a month later...When i learned of his death it shook me to the core. I was devastated. I couldn't believe it!!! I just hope that he made peace with Jesus Christ...I remember telling him the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ...I think about him often.

Joyce Russell
Church of God
May 21, 2016

I´m so sorry when young men die because of serving to other people. This is the dark side of such demanding work, but his parents should very proud how brave son they´ve educated.

Dušan Pospichal
March 9, 2015

I think of you about every day, Bonneau. I always see you watching over us in the detail room.

JPD 842
December 30, 2014


I sit here and think has it really been four years since your last call and six years from the academy? I can remember the academy like yesterday.

It always puts a smile on my face when i think of the scenarios at the academy and you're giving me the nod of we're gonna arrest on this scenario and i'm giving you the nod back.

Ofc. Thome
Riverview PD
March 18, 2014

4 years and at times I feel like I just got the call. Miss you Brother

Andrews 3184
March 13, 2014

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD
March 2, 2014

Still thought of...still missed by so many. RIP.

JPD 053
Former co-worker
March 9, 2013

I hope you are watching over us, I feel like I need it from time to time. It's been a little while since I was last on this page and reading the reflections. There are tough to get through, usually the tears stop me from getting past the 2nd or 3rd page. I'll see you some day brother in blue, RIP

Ofc. Jake Cortez
East Lansing Police Department (81st Mid-Michigan)
December 22, 2012

Officer Bonneau,
Even though I did not know you, I feel like I did, one of my best friends worked with you, and we share the brotherhood of wearing the badge! Even though I am an officer out in the east coast, when I heard that an officer from Jackson MI lost his life in the line of duty in roll call, I immediately called my friend who works with your agency. I know how it is too lose a great friend, and I was able to speak to the officer, and he told me great things about you! We will always have that connection! To this day I wear the bracelet you department made to honor you, and have a sticker with your name and badge number hanging up in my locker, at work next to the picture of my best friend who also lost her life in the line of duty as well. This year I ran the national law enforcement 5k run in honor of you and my friend! You will never be forgotten, and to officers from Jackson MI PD if you are ever down for police week let me know would love to be your personal tour guide, and show you the memorial! Ask Chuck he has my info!

Pfc E. Mueller
Takoma Park Police
May 12, 2012

Hey Jim, I cannot believe it has been almost two years already. J town and its curbs misses your dukes of hazard style of driving. Love to you and your family from the land of the big AK. RIP brother.

Former JPD #065
Kenai PD
March 7, 2012


I can't believe it's going to be 2 years on Friday. It was 2 years ago last week since I last saw your smiling face in detail. You were hugging me goodbye and wishing me luck with my new job. You had that trademark smile of yours on your face. I couldn't have asked for a better last memory of you. You are miss buddy, yesterday, today, and always.

Patrol Officer #053
Former JPD PO
March 6, 2012


Thinking of you today, buddy.

E. Thome
Riverview PD
January 10, 2012

Another Christmas upon us..another year without you. Miss you every day.

Former JPD
December 18, 2011

This has been a long year for us all kiddo, but you are still truely missed. May you continue to watch over us as we remember you. I miss you.....Pops

JPD 056
March 9, 2011

To Officer James Bonneau, his family and his fellow officers with the Jacksin Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer Bonneau’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Bonneau and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff
March 9, 2011

Officer Bonneau,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


February 6, 2011

Happy holidays to jim and his family. Always have you guys in our prayers

81st mid michigan police academy
December 26, 2010

Happy holidays to jim and his family. Always have you guys in our prayers

81st mid michigan police academy
December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas kiddo, miss ya-Pops

JPD 056
December 24, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Thomas Caddell
MPDC Wash D.C.
September 23, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Thomas Caddell
MPDC Wash D.C.
September 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Bonneau. Thank you for your willingness to serve as an honorable police officer, my heart is heavy learning of your death and giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Brother of the Blue,

Mark Ludwick
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation - Special Agent
August 25, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Bonneau, especially to his fiancée. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for James, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember James' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that James' life was about so much more than the way he died. James will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Bonneau, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)
July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03
July 2, 2010


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