Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James J. Rivers

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1966

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Reflections for Police Officer James J. Rivers

Officer Rivers was my uncle Jim. He was a great man, a great brother to my mother and a friend to many. He was an excellent husband, father and police officer. He made me do push ups when he would visit our home. As a child I saw how my mother and father and all my siblings respected him. Great man gone too soon.

Dan Young

February 7, 2023

Officer Rivers wife was expecting their third child, when he was killed. The child was born, two months premature, and passed at 1 day old.

Kim Robinson

March 27, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Rivers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2020

I went to school with Jim at West Division, he was a good friend of mine, God bless you.

Bill McQuerry

October 21, 2015

I am named after you. I am the grandson of a retired detective related to you. I chose a different path but I respect your service. The media is attempting to blast police integrity. I felt compelled to write this in the wake of the absurd media circus. You are the definition of the thin blue line. You are a constant reminder for me to stay vigilant in adverse environments. Thank you, sir.

Jeffrey James Rivers

May 19, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

December 8, 2013

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 who was murdered in the 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.

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

March 21, 2012

A hero you were Sir, may you RIP now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 15, 2012

For years I was told about you, since I was little...for years I have visted the grave of you and your baby girl...but today, I got to see the face of an everyday hero, I get to put the face to the name, to the stories....

You were never forgotten, and never will and grandpa....and all the rivers, keep that party to a dull roar, till we meet you all will be in my thoughts and prayers

great uncle

May 24, 2010

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

Detective (ret)

May 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 21, 2010


Van Den Berghe

February 29, 2008

God bless you and your family, friends and co-workers.

March 5, 2007

On the 40th anniversary of your death, we pause to remember.
Your service to the citizens of Milwaukee is not forgotten.

March 21, 2006


Each day I read the ODMP. Today I read the story of your death. Every officer who gave his/her life for us need never be forgotton. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004

A true hero. Never to be forgotten.

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter of Officer Larry Walters EOW 11-13-74

November 26, 2003

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