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Conservation Officer James Dallas Pitzer

Indiana Department of Conservation, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, January 1, 1961

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Reflections for Conservation Officer James Dallas Pitzer

James Dallas Pitzer was my most beloved uncle. I'll never get the day he was taken away from our family, my Grandmother was devastated as all the family at that time. It was her third child to precede her in death, the manner of his loss was the hardest. To have someone you love taken by the act of murder is just hard to deal with. He was a kind gentle loving soul in a "bear suit". How proud he would be of his family that they have gone on and kept his memory in their hearts to honor him... Love from his youngest niece, Dona Cage Cohen- May his memory be of a blessing-

Dona Cohen
Dona Cage Cohen- Maternal Niece

June 9, 2018

My grandfather's life was taken before I was born. I think about all the life events missed because of a senseless act of violence. My grandmother never forgot his death. She lived with us for several years and reflected about hid death and what a great husband and father my grandfather was to them. My great Uncles all stepped in to take over the role of grandfather and for that I will be forever grateful.
I will attend his roadside service on June 11, 2018 in Portland, Indiana and will support my mother through this time of remembrance.

Julie Hancher
Granddaughter

May 21, 2018

NEVER FORGOTTEN!
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Monica Zahasky
Cops Cycling for Survivors

January 1, 2018

RIP, Warrior Hero! You are remembered today!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff, Indiana

March 21, 2016

So touching to read these reflections from those who knew my grandfather. I was not yet born when he was killed. I remember always asking grandmother to tell me stories about him, his life, their life. It seemed every time there was something new but always accompanying the stories were her tears.

I so wish I could have known him. Thanks to all who did know him and posted reflections in his honor.

Steven Pitzer

Steven Pitzer

March 18, 2016

ICO Pitzer,
Your name will never be forgotten. You paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting Indiana's Natural Resources. Indiana Conservation Officers will fight on in your name.

Thank You,

Indiana Conservation Officer JB
Indiana Department of Natural Resources

January 1, 2015

Rest in Peace, Conservation Officer Pitzer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

You will always live in my memory, Jim. It wasn't fair that you were felled while serving, but no one guaranteed us it would be fair when we were greenhorn recruits. You died doing what we promised to do. It seems so long ago when we started.

Gary Stenhouse, ICO (Retired)
Fellow officer, Indiana DNR

November 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd 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 dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered

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

January 1, 2012

What a fantastic tribute from Eagle Scout Bruns to Officer Pitzer. Never forgotten...

Deputy Marshal James Schooley
Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach, IN

January 1, 2012

TO THE FAMILY OF CONSERVATION OFFICER PITZER. THERE IS NO BETTER LEGACY THEN TO BE REMEMBERED FOR GOOD DEEDS HERE ON EARTH. THE IMPACT YOU HAD ON THE YOUNG EAGLE SCOUT SAYS IT ALL. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY. YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY. 1/1/2011.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

January 1, 2011

Thanks to Jim Pitzer I am an EAGLE SCOUT, because of his help in my Conservation projects in raising (300) Pheasants and ALL my Conservation Merit Badges. Jim gave to me as a boy his attention to help me to do the right things and understand it is important to be Honest and stand firm for what is the Truth. Jim came to our farm in Jay County after my father told me to call Jim and ask him about Conservation Projects and getting started in raising them from babies. Jim would come out and stop by to check on my progress and give me tips on what to do in keeping the chicks healthy and in quiet areas. They are hard to care for and tend to get scared easy. Jim was always concerned on my progress and what he could do to help me at being sucessful with the wild birds. All this was in 1959 - 1960. Jim came out the early spring 1960 to help release the 82 birds that finally survived and developed into adults. It was a great day and was it exciting to see them fly and head for the fields and woods. Jim was concerned about the fox and wolves and cyote if we released the birds to early. At 14 -15 I was so happy to see them free. It was hard to feed and water them, because they are so sensitive and are afraid of all noise. I had them inside of a block building, but the mink, muskrat, racoon and other animals were always around. I never knew there was an award in the name of Jim and I must say it is a well deserved HONOR for him, because he is a TRUE EXAMPLE of what ALL people should be at all times. HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND SERVED THE PEOPLE AS HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BEEN SERVED. GOD KNOWS JIM'S SERVICE AND I KNOW HE IS IN THE KINGDOM OF THE CREATOR. MY HOPE IS TO JOIN HIM IN MY TIME OF DEATH HERE ON EARTH. Thanks for having this site and all your dedication. Love in Christ, Ralph Leo John Bruns, EAGLE SCOUT 1962.

Ralph Leo John Bruns, EAGLE SCOUT 1962
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (CAC, Indpls)

May 28, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 26, 2008

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

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

March 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR 20 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVCIE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 30, 2007

Your memory will forever live on. The IDNR Division of Law Enforcement has made honor to you by titling the highest comendation a Conservation Officer can recieve as the "Pitzer Award". Every year only one officer will be known as the Pitzer Award winner. This highly prestigious honor is only a small way to pay tribute to your sacfrice for your service to the resource, community, and the measure you went to protect the citizens of Indiana and it's resource.
Todays Indiana Conservation Officers thank you for your devoted service.

June 2, 2005

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

January 7, 2005

Rest in peace

January 4, 2005

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