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Officer James Douglas Stewart

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, November 12, 1967

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Reflections for Officer James Douglas Stewart

Interesting how you may not recall something from a week ago, but remember what happened more than 55 years ago.
I worked nights in the Corporation Court with his brother and JD would come in to visit with him and our bailiff.
Super nice guys, both of them.

A/Tpr. Glen Michaels
Florida Highway Patrol

June 11, 2021

I have put off posting "my reflection" as I feel the same as Doug. It has been so long, but it still hurts the same today. Our family adored Jim. At that time, our family was large...lots of cousins, aunts...grandparents. It took all of us years to recover..if we ever did. Jim could get all of us in so much trouble. He could pinch with his toes and make me cry. Instead of him getting into trouble everyone else got blamed. But, he was always there. I know of several of my dates he had "talks" with. Some I really liked..I never heard from them again. He must have seen something he did not like. Once, on a trip, when he was small...he fell out of the car and wasn't missed for a long distance....He loved his children, and he loved the family. He had his faults as we all do, but he was "always there."


July 5, 2019

As I sit here thinking about my Dad it was so long ago but still seems like yesterday. My office is in downtown Dallas next to the DPD Memorial so I get to visit and see his name with great pride! There are several Officers that work the area by the office and I’m surprised how many remember him through pictures at the Academy and reports they have done. I enjoy visiting with them and pray often for their safety. I miss my Dad and am proud of his service to the City of Dallas!

Douglas L. Shuck

December 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

November 12, 2017

Well here goes, James was my best friend. We grew up in Arlington and ran around after school. I worked with him at his fathers business, Midway Office Supply. He talked me into joining the Navy with him in 1957. I could type so I was put in the office in Jacksonville, FL. James wanted to be in Police work so I got him into the MP's on the base. When we got out, he joined the Dallas Police. I rode around with him and his partner while they were on duty in Dallas a few times. I think anyone who has not done this doesn't have any idea what Policemen go through. I have missed him ever since.

Dr. David Alexander, DC
Best Friend

December 26, 2014

As a current Dallas Police Officer I had the privilege to escort Officer Stewarts widow to the Dallas Police Memorial May 14, 2014. I'm sorry I never met "Jimmy", but his wife is a lovely lady who is still in love with him. RIP brother, you're not forgotten.

Senior Corporal M.L. Williams
Dallas Police Dept

June 5, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th 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.

Rest In Peace

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

November 13, 2011

July 2010...I was at Bull Shoals Lake in far northern Arkansas on a fishing trip. While at the boat dock I met a man and his wife who were also there on vacation from Missouri (If I recall correctly.). I assume they saw the "TX" number on my boat and we struck up a conversation about how the wife had grown up in the Arlington, Texas area. I told her I was a retired motor jockey from the Irving PD (Texas) in Dallas County. She said her dad was a Dallas policemen who had been killed in the line of duty. She gave his name and I remembered reading this memorial on the ODMP. I also recalled that her father was a motor jockey who had lost his life in a police motorcycle traffic accident while chasing a speeding vehicle. She stated she was very young at the time of his passing and didn't recall that much about it.
It's a small world and sometimes I am amazed at how closely related we all are by either family ties or through circumstances such as seeing her father's memorial on the ODMP. I had forgotten that I had left an earlier reflection on it several years prior.
May God continue to bless the family of Officer James Douglas Stewart and keep safe from harm the men and women of the Dallas Police Department.

Special Ranger Doug Hutchison
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association

July 30, 2010



November 26, 2007

On Sunday November 12, 1967 this country lost yet another hero in service to us all. I was born that very same day shortly after 7pm. I have served proudly since 1989. A Gaurdian leaves, A Gaurdian is born....

SGT Michael C. Macarilla

December 14, 2006

In 1966 I was 10yoa Officer Stewart was parked next to the equipment checkout booth. My dad was a city motorcycle mechanic.I had come to see my dad, Officer Stewart Put me up on his motor,and put his partners helment on me. I knew most of the officers on the motorsquad I later became a DPD explorer Scout.I remember So vividly the day he was killed.I cried for almost all day. I know he is still around , He has been one of my guardian angeles RIP/JD

Chris Dean Patrick
Cockrell Hill Police (Ret)

June 14, 2006

DPO Stewart,a past but part of motorjock history.I also know how close I came to ending my shift on duty. "Flight by Two" a book I intend to write about our motor jocks motor history.Ive visited your resting place many times.Whether Police or Escort Officers,we are brothers in this field. God speed to all who cme and go.

Lt Kevin W.Titus
Texas MotorcycleEscort

May 26, 2006

Though it's been 38 years since the passing of Officer James Douglas Stewart we remember will always honor his sacrifice....thanks in part to the ODMP.
I did not know Officer Stewart but it makes no difference. He was a fellow officer and a motor jockey to boot. I know that it is only by the grace of God that I sit here today after serving many years on police motors.
May God continue to bless the Dallas Police Department and keep safe from harm the men and women that wear their badge.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

November 12, 2005

Officer Stewart,

I honor you motorman. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

July 22, 2004

JD was a great guy and a great friend. He was always up for a prank. Bobby D Williams would catch JD running radar in the 1800 block of Ft. Worth Ave and we would wait till the street was clear and then speed toward JD. He would always run out into the street to stop the speeder and we would make him dive back into the grass. I was a young cop when he was killed. I still think of him and really miss his great outlook on life and his wonderful sense of humor.

Sgt Tom Wafer (Retired)
Dallas Police

March 9, 2004

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