Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police James Yeoman

Hazel Crest Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 10, 1926

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Reflections for Chief of Police James Yeoman

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

Chief Yeoman's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-18-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

January 18, 2017

I am proud to be a cousin of James Yeoman. It's sad that I found him this way. I think James would be proud to know that law enforcement careers still carry on in the family. I am proud of them all.
Thank you to everyone who works so hard & gives so much, to keep us safe. May God be with you.

Roxanne Rench
Distant Cousin

June 8, 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 86th 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 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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

July 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Chief Yeoman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Metra operates the commuter railroad that was formally the Illinois Central, in Hazel Crest, Illinois. This incident would have happened prior to the elevation and electrification of the railroad tracks and station around 1929. The train platform would have been at street level. At that time, the City Hall and Police Station were about 3 blocks west on 170th Street, near Jodave. The Hazel Crest Police Department was very small at the time, most or all of which were part timers. This incident must have been a very big shock to the few residents that lived nearby. In a time before two-way radios and cell phones officers relied on back up from friends and residents, like the off duty Specialville Officer that went along with the Chief. I was made aware about this incident only due to the great work of this web site. This is a great way to remember Chief Yoeman!

Lt. H. Ross Fuller
Metra Transit Police Department

November 8, 2011

Thanks to this site, Chief, your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Thank you foryour service.

Detective Thomas Downes

July 10, 2011

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Hazel Crest Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Chief Yeoman deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Chief Yeoman is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 10, 2006

You are a true hero to us all and you will not be forgotten for your service and dedication.

St. Louis City Police

July 10, 2005

We will not let you be in peace, my brother

Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

September 1, 2003

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