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Trooper

James Herbert Fulford, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, February 1, 1992
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Reflections for Trooper James Herbert Fulford, Jr.

 

Jimmy Fulford was my husband's closest friend on the Patrol. The day that Jimmy died changed lives forever. I can still close my eyes and see his sweet face and hear him say, "How are you doin' Mama?" (Jimmy's nickname for me) This make me smile because we were the same age. But he was aware that being a mom was the most important thing to me. Jimmy was always there fore his friends and for those who were not as fortunate. His wife would share how she would have to go to the ATM to get money for someone that Jimmy had encountered on the highway who might need gas or food. And Jimmy always seemed to have a smile. We love Jimmy and his family and he left an unbelievable mark on our hearts, forever.

Annette Grissom
Friend
October 13, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen: This is my third post on this website for my good friend Trooper Jimmy Fulford. I wanted to wait some time and reflect after the execution of his killer. I feel some anger that the life of this good man was taken away from his family and his friends (I was a latter) -- but I find solice in God's eternal life and the fact that I believe that this fine man James Herbert Fulford is there (now, as long as I knew him, he NEVER told me that his middle name was HERBERT, but, truth be told, I never told him that MY middle name was BARRY !!!!) His aspirations in college was to be a Florida State Trooper and he succeeded. He wanted to help folks and he succeeded. He wanted to be the friend you could count on and he EXCEEDED. Now comes the hard part: By profession I fight death and promote health, BUT I support the death penalty for this simple reason: Human Life is precious. IF we as society allow the bad guys without a death penalty, to kill our law enforcers, then what good are laws or life or safety?

Jimmy,,,, I wish to see you again in Heaven,, and to have another Hamburger & Fries like we did at Hillcreast Dairy Bar --- Hey,, easy up on that ketchup and pass it over to me !!!

Dr. Mikel Tuten (Pinetta, FL)
SANFORD, FL

Dr. Mikel Tuten
June 14, 2014

RIP my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. I'm glad justice finally got the POS that murdered you.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department
March 1, 2014

Thank you Trooper Fulford for your service and actions that saved other lives. Truly a hero was taken so quickly that day with such a senseless act.
It is a shame that it could take so long to finally get justice from that coward that took your life.
I pray that the family may find some comfort knowing that the appeals are over and the State has finally done their job.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968
February 28, 2014

TROOPER FULFORD,

THANK YOU FOR 14 YEARS OF SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO.

YOU WERE FAITHFUL TO YOUR OATH, THE COMMUNITY AND YOURSELF.

YOU WERE DOING YOUR JOB AND SAVED LIVES IN THE PROCESS.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER IN BLUE.

LIEUT. RAY BATIATO
MILLBURN, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENT
February 27, 2014

God Bless Trooper Fulford ans prayers to his family

retired auxiliary officer
February 27, 2014

Your killer has met his doom after 22 yrs of breathing free air brother. May your family have peace and comfort in knowing that you have been vindicated.

TRF OFC G V DAUNHAUER(RET)
JAX SHERIFF OFFICE
February 27, 2014

R.I.P. , Thank you for your service - NJDOC SGT RET

Craig Russo SGT
NJDOC
February 27, 2014

Jimmy Fulford was the president of our 53rd recruit class. From the first day of the Academy, until the day he went home to be with his Savior, Jimmy was known to us as a man who loved God, a man you could trust completely, and a man who loved the Florida Highway patrol, and who entered law enforcement to help people. At the Academy, I remember Jimmy as being a quiet and friendly person, mostly, but he demonstrated a demeanor that just wanted to make you be around him. I can still see him climbing that rope up to the ceiling of the gym, at 5:30AM, using only his hands to make the trip to the top. He was very strong, even though he wasn't a large man, and he kept himself in incredible physical shape. Jimmy's photo could have been used as a recruiting poster for the Florida Highway Patrol. I shall never forget February 01, 1992, when I received a call from the duty officer, telling me that Jimmy had been killed. I was already on my way to Tallahassee for a school, and I had to drive by the crime scene. I was devastated by what I saw. Jimmy, you set an example of how a Christian law enforcement officer should conduct himself. Your life, in itself, was a testimony and a witness for Christ. Losing you was a tragedy for all of us; however, as a Christian, I look forward to the day when I shall meet up with you again. Thank you, again, for your service, and for the love you displayed as a child of God.

Retired Captain Michael A. Juliano
Florida Highway Patrol
February 26, 2014

Rest in peace brother

Trooper Tammy Tindle Husar
Retired FHP
February 1, 2014

Seven years ago or so, I posted a note in reflection of my FRIEND (and YOURS), Trooper Jimmy Fulford --- as 2014 unfolds, I again think of him as I watch things in this country evolve. I think back to the many lunches we had in college (North Fl Jr College in Madison) at the Hillcrest Dairy Bar (hamburger, fries and coke were $1.50) He had adapted a gun rack in the back seat of his Ford Fairlane !!
Folks, I can tell you one thing about Jimmy --- he did NOT go into law enforcement for a power trip or to arrest people --just the opposite, he wanted to HELP people and he DID. I want his family and everyone to know that spending this time and remembering him have made my heart feel good, he was one of the good ones --- Hey Jimmy --- Pass the Ketchup !!!!!!!

Dr. Mikel Tuten (Madison, FL, now in Sanford, Fl)

cillvian
January 11, 2014

I worked with Keith-Ann, when I soon after graduated from college and am honored to call both Keith-Ann and Jimmy my friends. James Herbert and was a little guy and Ashley was a baby. Jimmy was just a good guy, a great friend.

BeckyReed
February 15, 2013

We will never forget.. continue to rest in peace Trooper Fulford.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
February 1, 2013

Jimmy, you were my mentor, my FTO and my friend. I will always miss you. Your service and devotion will not be forgotton.

FHPA 786 Phillip Reams
Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary
January 21, 2013

Jimmy and I worked together for 12 years, he was a fine young man and a top notch Trooper. He was like a son to me. I know he is in heaven.

B.J. Tinney

Lieutenant Buddy J. Tinney
Florida Highway Patrol
December 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Fulford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Time never diminishes respect and 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. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 1, 2012

I have Jimmy for many years frist as a young man growing up in Greenville and knowing how strong his faith in Jesusu Christ was and still is today. I think of him often and I know he is in heaven. Often when I travel down the interestate I find my self looking for his crusier along the way. Miss him alot but I know he is in a good place,

Cheri Blount
friend
January 3, 2012

My father owned interstate towing in jefferson county, on many ocasions, I had the pleasure of working this or that with Jimmy, and being a kid, I sometimes found myself on the other side of the law, through it all, he was a great man first, and an even better law enforcement officer, we used to joke that he would ticket his mother if. She were breaking the law, however in truth, if more people were like Jimmy, this world would be a much better place, I am honored to have known him, honored to have worked alongside him, and to this day, still wish he was here, I talk about Trooper Fulford all the time, and I am sure when I do, he smiles, from heaven as he thinks... I remember that Ronnie... Rip jimmy

C. R. Smith
friend
August 7, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen, I had the great honor of meeting TROOPER Jimmy Fulford at North Florida Junior College in the mid 70's. Please note that I capitolized TROOPER Fulord. Jimmy LOVED the highway patrol --it was his passion. A passion not directed at catching people but a passion of HELPING people. We became good friends at North Florida Jr. College and had lunch most days --- sometimes at Hillcrest Dairy Bar --- I will never forget that White Ford Fairlane that he had (I never laughed because I had a green Chevy Nova) ---We both babied those old cars. TROOPER Fulford was indeed for Law and order --- no doubt. But if your mother, wife, sister or daughter was broke down on the highway, let me tell you, Jimmy TROOPER Fulford was the first Road Ranger. We lost this fine genltman way too young.

Mikel Tuten

Dr. Mikel Tuten
College Friend
May 21, 2011

Jimmy,
You were one of the 1st friends I made when I moved to USA and Madison to be exact. It was a great year when we would chat in between classes. How could I forget a true friend? You had shared about joining the FHP after finishing the Junior College. For 20 years or more, everytime I would see a State Patrol car, I would think of you. It was a sad day when I tried to look you up and a friend from Madison told me about how you were killed in the line of duty. You have only left the physical earth and I know you are watching us all from where you are. This is not the last you have heard from me, you rascal. I will see you soon..

Hunaid Qadir
Friend from N. Fl. Junior College
March 7, 2011

We will NEVER forget the heroes who gave their all to protect us. Heroes do live forever and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Anonymous
February 1, 2011

Jimmy I have a computer, when we were little we had things that were much better
































Jimmy, I love and miss you every day, I am so proud of the way you lived your life. The people that you did so much for and all you gave to ,and you did it because of the love that God gave you and the love you had for our savior Jesus. Brother I pray every day for God to forgive me and help me understand. I should not be mad but I am, and I know you understand me sorry I am only human.Love till we are togeather again Half of me is gone with you






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Anonymous
January 24, 2009

I was employed by the Gadsden County S.O. working in the Jail the day that this incident happened, I still remember the way the air left my body as I heard the news of Trooper Fulfords death. When they brought the suspects responsible for his death into our facility, it was a very chilling experience. I will never forget the way Sheriff Woodham spoke about this Trooper, it has left a life long effect on me. To the family of Trooper Fulford I say, may God watch over you and keep your family safe.

A.C. Beach Senior Officer
Department Of Justice ( Bureau Of Prisons )
December 11, 2008

I went to school with the twins. Timmy was the tall mischevious one and Jimmy was the skinny baby-faced sweet one. He grew into a fine young man. I remember Mrs Fulford was a teacher in Greenville. If memory serves me correctly after 40 years, they called their grandmother Nanna. This boy wanted to be a law enforcement officer since he was in first grade, maybe before. I understand he was an asset to his agency and to my great home state of Florida. RIP, Jimmy. You did your time and you ended your watch doing what you were always meant to do. Sherri McHargue.

Sherri McHargue Cheng
school chums
December 8, 2008

 
 

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