Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James M. Alexander

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Saturday, December 25, 1965

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James M. Alexander

Deputy Alexander was actually survived by a wife, a daughter and a son. It was unfortunate that such a selfish individual would end the life of such a kind, caring, good man,

I’m also saddened that i was never given the opportunity to know my father.

Deputy Alexander was my father. Rest In Peace dad...

Kelly Alexander
Son of Deputy Alexander - Portland Oregon

March 23, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Alexander.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2019

Seven years for the slaying of a police officer is hardly fittin for the crime. When will people wake up and realize that if a perp. shoots down a police officer, in uniform, and doing his job, they wil not hesitate to shoot and kill any ordinary citizen.
God Bless You Deputy Alexander and your family.


June 30, 2014

We still remember Uncle Jimmy. He was not an aggresive type individual and we still have a hard time dealing with the fact that his killer ambushed him and got off so light.
Rest in Peace Jimmy.

Dave Miller
MSgt retired

July 11, 2012

I have been to Washington DC to see the honorable memorial for fallen officers that was established by former President George HW Bush and I highly recommend visiting there. You can also make a rubbing of any name that is engraved there and bring it home and frame it. I took several rubbings for family members.
Thank you for thinking of my dear Uncle Jimmy! It was indeed a very sad Christmas that year and very, very difficult for my Family members to lose such a wonderful young man. He will never be forgotten!
Thank you for all who bravely still serve the American people as police officers establishing peace in our land! Keep up the good and honorable work of the true heroes!


July 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Alexander. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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 diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of 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 today

I was saddened to see that Christmas Day is the eow for so many, many officers. Rest In Peace.

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

December 25, 2011

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

Deputy Alexander You are not forgotten by the men and women of the Boston Police Dept. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police

June 27, 2010


I met your son in 1995 in Longview, WA, and sadly I cannot remember his first name. He was driving a concrete cement truck and I was the inspector on the project for the city. He told me the story of your murder on Christmas Day, in Cambridge, Idaho, and I was so saddened by what I heard, what it did to your family.

Your picture shows a handsome young deputy with a big smile who tried to do right, and paid the ultimate price for confronting a coward with a hidden weapon behind a bar.

I salute you for your courage, and I think of you every Christmas Day for the past 13 years, I hope that your son can find peace and somehow make sense of this horrible act and the injustice that was allowed to happen.

God bless you forever, and may you know how much you are admired and respected by so many two score and three years later. You are a hero.

Tom Roberts
Friend of Jim's son

August 21, 2008

Even though I've never been to Idaho and have never heard of you, I thank you for your service as a deputy sheriff. You died on Christmas Day when I was five years old. You and others made it safe for my generation to grow up and experience life. Thank you for your courageous dedication!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

June 15, 2008

You are not forgotten by your Law Enforcement family.

Constable Stuart J. Prettel
State of South Carolina

March 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is always disappointed when justice is not appropriately served.

manchester, Nh

December 23, 2007

In seven days it will be forty-two years since Jim was shot and killed. I served with Jim when he was on the Boise City Police Department. Before he went to work as a Washington County Deputy Sheriff. In those days the pay was small so most of us worked other jobs when off duty. Jim was town Marshall for the town of Cainbridge. He was paid $50.00 a month for the job. The night of his death he was working as town Marshall and unarmed. That is the report that was told to his fellow officers. Many of us came from Boise to Jim's funeral. There is never a Christmas that goes by that I do not think of Deputy Jim Alexander, friend and fellow officer.

Richard Swift
Boise City Police 1963 - 1967

December 18, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Alexander,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County. It sickens me to think that your murderer only served a few years in prison, when you he should have been sentenced to life at the very least.



December 25, 2006

Rest in peace

December 25, 2004

I am saddened that the suspect only was convicted of manslaughter and is not in prison to this day. However, only GOD can judge that criminal. What came out of it is that Idaho has another hero... 10-42 deputy Aleander....

Idaho State Univ. Public Safety

November 14, 2003

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