Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Brian Swart

Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, June 26, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer James Brian Swart

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 26, 2020

41 years ago we lost you and Rusty. You are still in our hearts and in our prayers. Rest in peace Brother I miss you.

Sergeant Retired Andrew J. Mutchler
U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division

June 26, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Swart.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 19, 2019

I was 10 years old when Officer Swart was murdered. He lived down the street from us in our neighborhood. The murders and the light sentence afterwards tore the community up. He was a good man and proud to serve his community.

It's been 40 years and I have not forgotten.

I will never forget.


September 28, 2018

Brian you will never be out of my heart. We even had the same birthday. God took a good guy from us that morning. We remember, honor, and thank you for your friendship and service.

Maria Utterback

June 27, 2018

Today marks the 40th anniversary since we lost you. Although you are gone, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Sergeant Andrew J. Mutchlet

June 26, 2018

I placed a flag on your grave today in honor of your dedicated service and sacrifice. You are forever in the hearts and minds of a greatful Nation.

Andrew J Mutchler
U.S. Secret Service/UD

May 29, 2017

My Brother...Yesterday I walked in your honor at the FOP Memorial Service. Its an honor that I am not sure I am worthy of, but I wanted to say I was humbled beyond words. You have paved the road to make my journey here one with pride and honor. As I now hire the future of this agency, you have my promise that I will only hire those who intend to carry on the good work you and the others who have made the ultimate sacrifice did. Rest in peace brother. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

May 5, 2017

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

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 26, 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 34th 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 solace for 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 30, 2012

Dear Brian,

My younger sister found this page and told me about it. I don't even know what to say exactly except that your death tore our entire family apart. I was 19 that summer and remember being absolutely devastated at hearing the news. I particularly remember your mom's deep grief which just really became a(n understandable) part of her over the years. Your dad mourned more personally, but I know your death affected him as deeply. Even though 30+ years have passed, we have not forgotten you and your sacrifice. Thank you for choosing to serve and protect. We miss you as part of our extended family but know God has enfolded you in His loving arms. I am sorry we did not get to know each other as adults, but we will meet again someday. God bless.

Mickey Swart

July 7, 2010

I will always love you and keep you in my heart.
You are a hero and a friend forever.


December 19, 2009

Love you always. You are a true hero.


December 19, 2009

I remember when this tragedy occured. I lived in Oxon Hill, MD at the time. Now that I am a Police Officer, I rembember these two young officers every so often, particularly when I am in the booking area of the jail when I make arrests. May God grant them peace in realm of everlasting light and joy, where tears are no more.

Ptl. Bruce S. Bevans
Hopewell Bureau of Police, VA

July 18, 2008

Has it been thirty years ? It seems like yesterday. I am the last one left who was there that night. I celebrated my thirty five year anniversary yesterday.(Old man now)
I miss you guys. I can't look at the old station without thinking of you. We sure had fun back then didn't we ? That was me at the cemetary today. I guess you already knew that ?
Your memory lives on. You are not forgotten.

Until we meet again
Your Pal

Lt. J.S. Decker # 603
Prince Georges County Police
Hyattsville Station

Lieutenant John S. Decker # 603
Prince Georges County Police

June 26, 2008


Thirty (30) years have passed since that tragic event that took you and Rusty from us. The pain of that day still cuts like a knife. Both you and Rusty were an inspiration to me in life and your deaths inspired me to choose my path in law enforcement. I cherish the times we spent together and will NEVER forget either of you...

Sergeant Andrew (John) Mutchler

June 26, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this anniversary.

Former Police Officer (Dist. Hts. MD)

June 25, 2008

On this day, 29 years ago, you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I am sure your family felt horrible sorrow in your untimely murder as well as terrific pride in your job as a Police Officer. Thank you for bravely and proudly serving your community. You will always be a hero who will NEVER be forgotten!

Retired Sergeant

June 26, 2007

May you always rest in peace knowing that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 26, 2007

You and I were friends. I just wish that our friendship could have had the time to strengthen and grow. I miss you, even now.

PG Co. PSC (formerly PGPD Comm Div)

February 8, 2007

On this anniversary,May we never forget Officer Swart's sacrifice. May God Grant Officer Swart's Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they can not change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the wisdom to know the difference...Rest in Peace Blue Angel..

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp PD, Lewisburg, Pa.

June 26, 2006

I will never forget you. Your friend forever.

A friend forever

December 7, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 5, 2005

You are a hero to us all and you will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

July 3, 2005

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