Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James E. Griffin

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 5, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer James E. Griffin

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

March 5, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solacr 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.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

Jim,
Although I was just a rookie cop, you left a lasting memory. You will never be forgotten. Look over all of our brothers and sisters and keep them safe buddy.

Sgt J.E. Sparks (retired)
Philadelphia Police

March 3, 2012

Thankyou for your service OFFICER GRIFFEN, you are remembered today and everyday as a hero for us all to look up too. Rest in peace. God bless your family

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

December 28, 2008

Dear Uncle Jim,
I will always remember riding around in your water ice truck with my brother Joe and playing in your jeep in your garage. I was thirteen years old when you pasted. I remember it like it was yesterday. I always mentioned your name when the police department comes up. Your never forgotten Uncle Jim.
Your Nephew,
Mark Benedict


Uncle Jim

May 7, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

March 5, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

i didnt know you, i was too young, but my father was there when you died, i'm soory.

officer w.paige
phila school police

December 21, 2007

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


Author Unknown

Jimmy you will never be forgotten. We love you very much and know that you are growing all those red and white carnations. Miss you dearly.

JR Dziewit

March 9, 2007

Grif,
I was a young rookie of 7 mos. when God called to to be on His P.D. I never forgot you buddy and never will. On the anniversary of your passing (30yrs) you will always be remembered by me and those who you served and served with. Rest in Peace Jim J.E. Sparks
(Sgt. Philly P.D.)

Sgt. J.E. Sparks
Philadelphia P.D.

March 10, 2006

jIMMY, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN BY YOUR FAMILY, YOU HAVE LEFT A LASTING MARK IN OUR HARTS AND AS A YOUNG BOY I ALWAYS LOOKED UP TO YOU AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR DEPARTMENT IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC SAFETY. REST IN PEACE, JOB WELL DONE!!

SGT WALTER SAUERS
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

June 4, 2005

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