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Corporal James A. Ross

Mammoth Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, June 10, 1988

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Reflections for Corporal James A. Ross

You would have been 76 today. We would have made you a cake and joked about putting all 76 candles on the cake and setting off the fire alarms. You would have laughed, Jimmy and Maddison would have tried to smash the cake in your face. We would have gotten you gifts, funny ones and Grandpa ones. We would have joked about birthday spankings. We then would have relaxed, had a few drinks, and discussed Christmas plans. I would have told you your birthday presents counted as Christmas gifts too. We would celebrate my brothers birthday next week. So many things we would have been doing but arent. Because you were taken too soon. We were robbed of our time and possible memories. And it wasnt just my siblings, Mom and your friends. Our future was robbed, our children, our childrens children. Because they cant meet you. They cant see how awesome and funny and kind and silly you were. We miss you every day and remember always. Please have a cold one up there with the grampas for us. we will have one down here for you. Love you always and Miss you more

Melody Ross Lindsay

December 8, 2022

Rest in peace Corporal Ross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2022

Its that time of year again, and it still stings. I wish you were still here to see all your grandchildren running around. We miss you and think of you everyday. Yesterday would have been yours and moms 42nd anniversary. Just know that we are all happy and healthy and living our lives like you would have wanted us to do. Though we wish you were here, we know you are watching from above with a grin at the funny things the grandkids do, and the antics that your children still get up to. If wishes were fishes...... love you forever, remember for longer. miss you dad

Melody Lindsay (daughter)

June 10, 2021

Its that time of year again, and it still stings. I wish you were still here to see all your grandchildren running around. We miss you and think of you everyday. Yesterday would have been yours and moms 42nd anniversary. Just know that we are all happy and healthy and living our lives like you would have wanted us to do. Though we wish you were here, we know you are watching from above with a grin at the funny things the grandkids do, and the antics that your children still get up to. If wishes were fishes...... love you forever, remember for longer. miss you dad

Melody Lindsay (daughter)

June 10, 2021

Hi Jim,

Always thinking about you. We missed many, many years together. Keep watch over your family. Love and miss you always, brother.

Tom Ross

December 19, 2019

Happy birthday dad. You would have been 74 this year. You would have been an awesome grandpa to all your grandkids. We miss you. It's not fair that we dont get to make you a cake, have the kids sing for you and decorate. But we know you are always watching and we have the best guardian angel. Love and miss you

Melody Ross Lindsay

December 8, 2019

You will not be forgotten brother though you may not be with us. The badge lives on. May you Rest In Peace, we will take it from here. God bless your family and may his grace and protection cover them.

Officer Samuel Madrid
Mammoth Police Department #281

August 22, 2019


Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I read the reflections from your family and it makes me happy that they are doing well. Growing up fast it seems, even though I have never met them. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Tom Ross

August 1, 2019

The anniversary approaches again. I hold in my tears thinking of all you are missing. Though I know you are watching from your place in heaven the ache is still raw. There is so much I wish you were here for. To see Jimmy swing his bat a crack a good one into the field. You would be here cheering just like you were for us. To have you watch maddison ride a horse like she was born to it. To crack jokes and tell stories with steve and I around a campfire like we did growing up. To go missing and camping. To watch your grandkids grow up. To see your newest come into the world soon. I wish we could see you experience the happiness your family is experiencing because you were once here. But you cant. We were robbed of that. I work hard to be able to forgive your killer. But when I experience something that I believe you would love and enjoy it is hard. It's hard to be okay that he ended your life. It's hard to come to grips that he is still alive and your not. On these days around the anniversary I think of you and your siblings that we never got to know. About your grandkids that dont get to know you. Your son in laws and your daughter in law that you didnt get to know. It's a hard pill to swallow. Just know that you were loved and always will be loved and missed. You gave the greatest sacrifice in service to your country, your state, your town, your friends and family. The impact you had on this world will be felt for generations to come through your children and grandchildren and on. Love and miss you dad. Hope we make you proud

Melody Lindsay

June 8, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 10, 2018

We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Admin. Assistant Deborah Lopez

September 2, 2016

So many yrs and you have never been forgotten and never will be. Granchildren grow and we all move on but the memories are forever.

Cheryl Teeter

August 4, 2015

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

June 15, 2015


Another year has gone by. I think of you often, and hope that someday we will see each other again. Miss you a lo brother.


Tom Ross

Tom Ross

January 31, 2015

Happy Fathers day Dad. I love and miss you every day. Your death has effected many, and I hope it will for ever. Not a day goes by that I don't think what you would be doing if you were still here. You are a part of your grandchildren's lives and they know you are watching over them. Jimmy even has conversations with you while he is watching the sky.

Melody Lindsay

June 15, 2014

Happy birthday Dad. always thinking about you and missing you. Your grandchildren are growing tall and have heard many stories of you. I know you are constantly watching over us from your new perch. Just know that today we are thinking of you and sending up birthday wishes

Melody Ross Lindsay

December 8, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 9, 2013

another anniversary approaches and another memorial week just passed. I miss you more with every passing year and wonder what you would think of your grandchildren running around crazy and what you would think of your own children. would you be proud? would you be chasing these children around? would you be smiling on my porch drinking a beer with my husband you have never met? these things were taken from us so we will never know. But I am thankful for the things that happened after. Mom is happy and found a love that, thank god, makes her smile and laugh. Chris has grown into a man that shadows the way you walked. he is happy. I have married with children doing what I love and loving the man I am with and so is michelle. the only thing missing is the hole of you being gone. we miss you and wonder after you everyday. love is forever and so is your place in our hearts.

melody lindsay

May 26, 2013

Its time for your birthday dad. How i wish you could be here to hear your grandkids sing you the birthday song. Your namesake looks just like Chris. I know you are gone but never gone, for i know you walk in our families shadow, guarding and protecting and watching over us like you did in life. i wanted to write this today becuause i will be busy tomorrow but know you are always in my thoughts. I wonder sometimes if the kids show things that you did, is that your quirky smile, is that your laugh. Jimmy and Madds love the pincher bird game. I know you are with us because James talks about you. Its kinda funny that way. He never got to see you or meet you but he swears you are playing with him, and he tells me you are on a cloud laughing with him when i ask him who he is talking to you outside. So i guess, the innocent have it best, they get to know both worlds. thank you for being a wonderful father, and thank you for being our guardian angel. Happy Birthday dad

Melody Lindsay
Daugher of James Ross

December 7, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24 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. He was also your brother in green so I bid you semper fi and thank you for your service in both the Corps and the Army.

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

November 17, 2012

Never Forget.

Detective J.D. Williams
King County Sheriff's Office / Former Mammoth Resident

October 30, 2012


I'm so sorry that I have not written anything in here before, words do not come easily for me. You are the brother that I really did not get to know well, and I will always regret that. I do think of you every single day, and hope that you are at peace. I was very glad that you were happy for a short period of time and had a nice family in Arizona. God choose to take you way too soon. With love to you always, your brother.

Tom Ross

June 17, 2012

another anniversary today. I know life goes on but I will never forget what a great father you were. Your grandchildren play and i watch them thinking how lucky i am to have them, and to have you watching over them. It breaks my heart that you can only watch over them. They will never know your kindness but i will teach them your games, will tell them about your love. Jimmy, your grandson we named after you, was talking to himself a lil bit ago. when i asked him what he was doing, he said he was talking to all his grandpas in heaven, that you were sitting on a cloud watching him. You are in his life. that warms my heart. I know you are in good company where ever heaven is with grampa wieder, grampa ross, and your mom. we love you and always will.

Melody Lindsay

June 11, 2012

My Best Friend and Our BEST MAN. Cant believe it was 1988 that you left us. It was my great honor to be at your memorial and to say my last goodby to you. You did your job the best and always did the uniform proud. You will always be in our thoughts and your family in our prayers.

Richard Hewitt, Ret. Lt
NYS Dept of Correction

February 27, 2012

You are truely missed Dad. Not a day goes by when i wish you could be here and see your grandchildren grow. I show Jimmy your picture and we will definately tell both your grandchildren your sacrifice and how wonderful of a father you were to us. Happy birthday Daddy, miss you so much. you were a great man and you are greatly missed.

Melody Lindsay

June 9, 2011

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