Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal James Roy Outlaw | Bethel Police Department, North Carolina Bethel Police Department, North Carolina

Corporal

James Roy Outlaw

Bethel Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, November 20, 1993
Share this Memorial Facebook Twitter

Reflections for Corporal James Roy Outlaw

 

I miss you buddy.

Chief (RET) JA Millan
NC Public Schools LED, Avery Dist
December 3, 2013

Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and protect them as they continue lifes journey. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
November 20, 2012

Hey bro! I still think of you and hope you're busy up in Heaven keeping an eye on us down here!

Chief John Millan (RET)
March 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

I am sure you are proud that your legacy of serving and protecting continues in your family.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
morther of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 20, 2009

I remember when I started in Bethel. Everyone spoke highly of you. No matter where I went they would bring up 'ol Outlaw and say good things. Patrol those streets of Heaven. You are still remembered.


Former Bethel Police Officer
February 3, 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
December 26, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
November 29, 2007

CORPORAL OUTLAW, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
November 20, 2007

Hi Jimmy:

My Mother passed away nearly five years ago and I wwas looking at an album of her photos in Robersonville and I remembered how appreciative she was of your leading her to my home when she came "down east" to visit and got lost. She remembered you very fondly and she was so deeply saddened to hear of your tragic death. Thanks for being so nice to her and being the gentleman that you were; for being a standup cop, friend, person and family man. I still think of you often and miss you amigo, Rest easy, we have the watch from here but hey, keep an eye on us down here when time permits!

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools, Avery Dist LEO
April 21, 2007

To Corporal James Roy Outlaw, his family and friends, and fellow officers.

On this the twelth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are not forgotten. Your valor and dedication will be forever honored.
Rest In Peace, Corporal Outlaw.

I am so saddened that you were robbed of your life at such a young age by an irresponsible person, and am glad that the laws have been changed in North Carolina to have more serious consequences for such conduct as that which led to your untimely death.

My son, Larry Lasater, was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23, 2005. As Larry and I were both born in Durham, N.C., the memorials to Carolina oficers have additional meaning to me. Maybe you and Larry are together cheering on the Tarheels and watching over all of us left behind until the chain now broken is linked again.

May your family continue to be cared for by their law enforcment family and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Cpl. Outlaw gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 20, 1993.

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


November 20, 2005

YOU PASSED AWAY ON THE VERY DAY MY SON WAS BORN (11/20/93 @ 11:11. YOU PASSED AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WERE CHEATED OF SO MUCH. I HOPE YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY WILL ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU ARE A HERO. WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU GAVE SO OTHERS WOULD HAVE A CHANCE TO LIVE A SAFE LIFE. THANK YOU.


OHIO


September 28, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)
April 5, 2004

Jimmy:

It is still hard to believe you're gone. You were a good friend and a fine officer. I know the loss was felt in your community but most by your family.

It was fun when you would come over to Robersonville on night shift and have coffe b/c nothing was open in Bethel. We went through some doors together and we had some bad calls at the trailer park, but I knew I had sufficient backup when you were there.

The DARE Association recognized you at the State Convention in Raleigh in 94.

Now I know that you're on patrol in Heaven, walking the beat w/St. Michael.

Take care my friend, we still miss you and think of you.

Your friend,

Cheif JA Millan

Chief JA Millan
NC Public Schools Law Enforcement, Avery Dist.

I think of you often James as I think back to the times we worked together. I will never forget the faith you had in me as a brother officer, supervisor, and friend. From the days you were in training as we laughed and learned together during your short time with us. I can still hear you laugh and find comfort in just knowing that you are looking down, watching after me now. I will never forget you my friend and even if you are no longer here, you are still on-duty with me...with pride...in memory.

Sergeant Marty L. Burroughs
Pitt County Sheriff's Department - Greenville, N.C.

 
 

Leave a Reflection for Corporal James Roy Outlaw

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)

 

 
All 2017 Deaths