Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant James Roche

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1962

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant James Roche

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 30, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Roche.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 28, 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
Texas

July 4, 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 50th 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 solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 17, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Roche. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

this is the 45th anniversary of joining St. Michaels Department in heaven. It is said often that the fallen patrol
the peaceful streets of heaven but I do not believe St. Michael has recruited brave officers to patrol heaven. If they patrolled heaven why would they need wings? I believe the fallen are patrolling our violent streets on earth to protect citizens and police. Almost every officer who has been on the streets for a while has a story about an
incident where they are sure that some guardian ran interference to keep them safe. That is what the fallen have been commissioned for. Perhaps that is why the best seem to be taken. And so Detective Sgt. Roche, I thank you as the mother of a police officer for all you do in the protection of our sons and daughters as they patrol dangerous streets.

July 1, 2008

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Roche, we have the watch...



I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
MPDC

April 8, 2007

You will never be forgotten.

March 27, 2007

May God continue to bless you and your family. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

September 16, 2003

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