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Officer James B. Slagle

North Las Vegas Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Friday, November 30, 1973

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Reflections for Officer James B. Slagle

Officer Slagle,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Las Vegas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 30, 2023

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 8, 2017

To be the very best officer ever

I served as a road patrolman and was promoted to a newly former narcotic agency working undercover. then to asst. agent in charge. Thank you.

June 24, 2015

I went to high school with Jim. He was a special friend in a special place during a special time in our countries history. The tragedy in Las Vegas this week reminded me of my old friend. He will always be missed and remembered with fondness.


June 10, 2014

I was 22 years old and had been a North Las Vegas police officer for 19 months when I came in for my swing shift on November 30th, 1973. Everyone was unusually quiet and when I asked what was going on I was told that Jim had been killed. My first thoughts were of disbelief followed by feelings of anger. I felt horrible for what his wife Chris must have been going through. Jim was a dedicated, hard working officer and after 40 years I still think about him. I am sure he is in the safe arms of God.

Officer Leonard Smith
North Las Vegas PD/Washington County Sheriff's Office-Oregon

May 25, 2014

Officer Slagle,
Sir, even though it's been 40 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 1, 2013

I will never forget that day. Jim was a happy, jaunty kid with a ready smile and and an eager beaver attitude.
I remember how tightly my wife held me that night.
I remember Officers from as far away as Albuquerque and San Francisco coming to honor him. I stood at the foot of his Casket.
He was our Brother.

Blair Wilson Goddard
North Las Vegas PD 1969-1976

March 1, 2013

Officer Slagle,
Sir, even though it has been 39 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

November 30, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for solace on this day for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2011

I only met you and your sister a few times when we were growing up. Your Dad was my cousin, but because he was in the Air Force, it seems your family was always on the move. Even though I was in Chicago, word of your accident spread quickly through the family.

Who would have thought that 27 years later I would move to Nevada? I cannot put in words the chill that engulfed me the day I was driving on Lake Mead Blvd, stopped at a traffic light, and looked up and saw the public service building with your name on it.

I’ve passed the word to other cousins and make sure when a relative visits I take them past the building. It’s been a long time, but we remember.


April 15, 2009

We are sorry for your Loss. My family has also experienced the loss of a loved one in the line of Duty. This was sent to us, We found this helpful. Hope this helps your family as well.

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

On today, the 35th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of North Las Vegas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 30, 2008

Sir, You are a true hero to the city of all people. It is a shame I have never met you. I would like to tell the people who view this that I have a story or anecdote about you, but I do not have one.

Every time I walk the halls of the South Area Command, I make a special trip to the hall outside the briefing room, and I say a silent prayer as I admire the painting of you, and I see a lot of other officers doing so.

I wish your story could be told.

God bless you, sir, and I know that on the days where our officers ride lonely, you safeguard them, and you are every North Las Vegas Policeman's partner.

Cadet (explorer) Daniel Edwards
North Las Vegas Police

July 30, 2008

A hero is never forgotten...RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

June 28, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

Rest in peace hero

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.


August 31, 2006

I know you have always watched over us.

December 13, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother James, you will never be forgotten.

Son of Glenn Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

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