Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James B. Roche

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 1936

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Reflections for Patrolman James B. Roche

Never forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department.

Retired PO Robert E Anthony, Historian
Boston Police Department

March 21, 2022

Never forgotten by the officers of the Boston Police Department.

Retired PO Robert E. Anthony, Historian
Boston Police Department

March 21, 2022

Patrolman Roche, it's now been 85 years since your passing while assisting others. Your efforts and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever continue to Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 21, 2022

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called God’s children.” [Matthew 5:9 GW]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 5, 2021

Officer Roche we thank you for service to our city. You will always be remembered. It is the men and women of the Boston Police Department that make our city great and safe for all. This past Sunday morning I landed at Logan with my family on a flight from Philadelphia international airport and I looked out the window of the A319-O we were traveling on when we had just touched down at Logan International East Boston. I said to myself, God I love this city. This is a special city. Our home. We thank you for your service and you will always be honored. Always praying for the protection and safety of the men and women of the Boston Police Department. - The Harrington Family of Southie

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

March 23, 2016

Grandfather, I go to your grave every year, and plant my flowers and say my prayers to you, Nana, Daddy and Mom. I read your stone and imagine the life that is I am honored and proud to do this. I am proud to say,"I am the Granddaughter of James B Roche".

Cindy J. Roche

January 20, 2014

Your name and memory lives on with your great great grandson James B Roche V

J Bryan Roche IV
great grandson

November 7, 2013

It has been over 77 years since you passed away. You would be proud to know that you wife Catherine raised 4 beautiful children - who are all in heaven with you now. Your 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren are all healthy and thriving. Your legacy lives on with James Bryan Roche V. We all would have loved to know you, but you died when my mother, your only daughter, was just over one year old. You are not forgotten by your Family. Rest in peace.

Donna Washburn

September 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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

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

I wish I had the privilege of knowing you. You are in my thoughts. James B. Roche

James B. Roche

February 17, 2010

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of your passing while in the service of others. The manner of your death speaks volumes of the random, often seemingly mundane things that Police Officers do in the course of their shift that could potentially be life threatening. I would say no one, especially not you would have thought that the act of separating a couple of cars would be so hazardous, sadly, for your loved ones at home and on the job, it was.

Thank you for your service to the City of Boston and the people of the Commonwealth as a whole. You are not forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 21, 2009


Van Den Berghe

February 29, 2008

Patrolman Roche,
On today, the 71st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



March 21, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

November 23, 2006

No officer should be without a reflection. I send this one to thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice and for paving the way for the future for us to follow, on the thin blue line. Thank you.

January 15, 2005

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