Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain James Eugene Orr

Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1973

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Reflections for Captain James Eugene Orr

Thank You for Your Service and Your Love.
You will be forever missed.
Your Grandson,
Donald Bok

Donald Bok
Grandson

September 8, 2020

The death of any officer is horrible im very sorry I didn't meet the captain I met the offender how did he get out that hurts

Albert Taylor. SGT
Chicago Police

August 26, 2020

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 2, 2020

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 30, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 2, 2015

On that day in 1973, I was working at a Standard Warehouse construction jobsite in Lugoff, SC for George A Creed and Son. I heard some shots but thought it was someone shooting at snakes. A little while later I saw several police cars crossing over and then re-crossing an overpass in the distance. A short time after that one of the cars came down the dusty dirt road leading towards our jobsite then stopped. The construction Superintendent (Grady Skinner) and I walked toward the car. When we got there, the slain deputy was on the ground and the driver of the unmarked police car, Sheriff Hector Debruhl was standing next to the downed officer. The sheriff told us to leave. The gravity of that event never left my mind, a police officer nearing the end of a tough career trying to protect others killed just before he could enjoy what little time retirement has to offer.

Charles Dickson
Citizen

March 27, 2015

My great grandfather . killed 10 years before I was born

don bok
great grandson

March 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary year 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 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for the soloce of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 26, 2012

Thank You for having served the Carolina Community.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

July 2, 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.

July 10, 2007

Mr. Pat (J.E. Orr)
I was only twelve years old when you were killed after stopping an armed
robbery suspect.
Not only were you good officer but you were a good friend to my father and mother,and you were like a grandfather me and my brothers

We miss you

The De Bruhls

David De Bruhl

March 21, 2006

07-02-03, MAY GOD BLESS. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. I REMEMBER THE DAY YOU PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. SEEMS TO ME YOU WERE SHOT AND KILLED SERVING SOME TYPE OF PAPER. I ALSO REMEMBER YOU WERE WORKING YOUR LAST DAYS BEFORE RETIRING. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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