Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Adam Rementer

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, May 21, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer James Adam Rementer

I was a relatively new officer (3 yrs) working 13 car with Ed Amarose that day. We observed Jimmy collapse. Despite Ed’s quick actions and those of other officers in the operations room and Short ride by Rescue to St Agnes, Jimmy didn’t make it...Remember that day as if it was yesterday...Miss Jimmy and the rest of 2squad 1st Dist.

Retired Sgt. Joseph Green
Philadelphia Police Depatment

May 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Rementer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 31, 2019

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

May 21, 2015

Rest In Peace Officer Remeter, your service is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 21, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

Thinking of you today. Rest in peace. God bless your family.


March 4, 2011

You were a great man and police officer who loved your family and especially your little grand daughter. It was my pleasure to have served with you.

Lt Ray Hartman
Phila PD

April 27, 2010

24 years later you are still remembered.

Thank you for your service. Philadelphia residents were
protected well under your watch.


April 18, 2010

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

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

May 21, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten


March 23, 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
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 am thinking of you this holiday season and hoping you are resting in peace. Miss you and love you!


December 20, 2007

RIP P/O Rementer, and God bless your family.

P/O Morace
Phila PD

May 21, 2007

Rest in peace Sir, you served the citizens of Philadelphia well.

A citizen

April 25, 2007

Jimmy, You were a graet police officer and excellent teammate.
You are truly missed. GOD bless your soul.

Steve Johnson

Inspector Steve Johnson
Philadelphia Police Department

May 22, 2006

Jimmy was a great police officer and softball teammate. It is hard to believe that he has been gone 21 years. He is, and will always be, sorely missed. GOD rest his soul!!!

Steve Johnson

Inspector Steve Johnson
Phila.PD, South Police Division, co-worker

May 22, 2006

Officer Rementer,
As one officer wrote in another fallen officer's reflection-"No fallen officer should be without a reflection." I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Philadelphia.


May 22, 2005

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