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Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, March 31, 1998

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Reflections for Senior Trooper James Patrick Bartram

I worked with Pat at Linder's Ice Cream for several years. His Twin Brother Mike would come in with his girlfriend. What a great guy, Pat was. He was one of the nicest guys anyone would want to meet. I will never forget him, nor his Brother Mike. Back in the day, the twins were in a Karate commercial that aired between the Sammy Terry movie. I'd love to see that commercial again. God has another Angel. Memories

Marion Pritchett
Friend and Co-worker

September 9, 2020

19 years ago - i lost you - you will never be forgotten - you will always be loved - someday I will see you face and hear your laugh.
love me

friend
friend

March 31, 2017

Happy Birthday sir, we miss you everyday,

Shelley
Friend

March 14, 2017

I'm sad to say that I didn't have the good fortune to have known you, as I wasn't yet 1 when you passed. But I will always have a special place for you in my heart, because my Dad has always spoken so highly of you, his best friend. I have such respect for you because of the stories my dad has told me. You will never be forgotten, Trooper Bartram.

Ellie Perry
Daughter of Master Trooper Doug Perry

April 12, 2015

I will love you forever

your love
love

March 31, 2014

Rest in Peace, Master Trooper Bartram. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

My dad holds you and Mike as his fondest memories growing up.. I never get tired of hearing the stories he tells about the crazy things you did together.. i admired you before I ever met you because of all the stories i heard about how you stood up for what you believed in.. when i finally got to meet you, i was so amazed that you knew isshinryu karate and asked you to show me some things.. you had no problem with that.. when you performed a kata right outside my house it inspired me so much.. all the cool things i had seen on tv could actually be done by someone right there in front of me.. i was so young then .. it inspired me to be great at something, someday.. i followed my passion and i am now on the path to accomplish many great things in life and I'm so happy and grateful for the memories i have of you from such an impressionable point in my life.. Thank you for inspiring me and for being so important to my father.. we still talk about you from time to time.. and we always smile when we do.

George Michael Wayne Patrick
Son of Wayne Patrick

November 8, 2012

Pat,
Even after 28 years on the department, I have met no other that I could call friend as strongly as I could you. And all who read this please know, I not only lost a friend that morning, the world lost a friend that morning. I have never met a person that did not have good things to say of you, and can not recall anyone, even before that date, saying anything negative about you. You are truly missed here on Earth. You never gave up, and you never failed. The department as well as the world needs more people like you!

Master Trooper D.A.Perry
Coworker/Friend

April 1, 2012

Thank you for your service as a cop, my dad named my nickname after you: Patrick.

Eyan Perry
Son of a father that was pats friend

April 1, 2012

Today it's been 13 years since GOD took you home PAT, we all love you and miss you very much. we will see you again one day my friend!!!! love you , U can do Majic!!! our song!

michelle rapp
childhood friend

March 31, 2011

Pat your are dearly missed after all these years I think of you often. We had so much fun riding horses and being together. You were the first to inspire me about love and compassion. God Bless you and your family you all meant so much to me. Someday I know we will meet again.

cherished friend Susie Askren

April 26, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 31, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 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.

How all your family must miss you, especially your twin brother. I hold all your loved ones in thought and prayer today.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2009

You are remembered today.

Sgt B. Burton
Ft. Wayne PD

March 31, 2009

Rest in Peace Trooper Bartram

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

March 31, 2009

To my old friend, The Warrior. I miss you more then I can say. I think of you often. I think of you every year at the start of the Mini Marathon, every time I bow in at a Karate tournament or work out with your brother, every time I go to church where you were a best man at my wedding, every time I shoot a basketball or run a ¼ mile run. I miss going to Florida with you, I miss rocking in your Jeep with Mike. I long for the day when we can all work out together again on the mat with Mr. Lennox.

I will never forget you – Keep the Bushido, Jimmy

S/A James D. Cronin
ATF - Department of Justice

May 25, 2008

Hey Buddy, it is hard to believe it has been ten years, still many memories and few fears. Flowers go and renew each spring, it is a way of life, its God's thing. As life goes on it moves too fast, let's always "Love" and make it last. We have but one guarentee in life and that is death, so live to the fullest, laugh, and sometimes cry. Life moves on the fly as Warriors like you never die. Take care Brother. Your friend Ojay.

AFTERGLOW


I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down

The ways, of happy times and laughing

Times and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry

Before the sun of happy memories

That I leave when life is done.



“I have fought a good fight,
I have finished My course,
I have kept the faith...”
-II Timothy 4: 6-7

Sergeant Anthony (Ojay) Floyd
Kent State Police Department

April 30, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 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
Sergeant
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

January 9, 2008

You have no idea the impact you made on me as a teenager working at a gas station. When you were out of Lafayette post you would come in to my family owned gas station and speak to me. You stopped me a couple of times through the years as well. Your influence led me into law enforcement, I can only hope I may impact someone as much as you did me. You will never be forgotten....

D.McKinney
Crawfordsville Police Dept

August 6, 2007

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ,BELATED , LOVE YA , MISS YA

SHELLY RAPP
FRIEND

March 15, 2007

Dear Pat, I know you are in a better place, though I often visit your resting place, I cannot believe it's been 8years since you went to be with G0D. Miss you so much, and all the times we shared together. You will be my friend forever and for eternity!
I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEEPLY!
SOME OF US GOT LOST IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO DEAL WITH YOUR GOING HOME! ALL IS FORGIVEN! LOVE YA. 4EVER AND ALWAYS! SHELLY

michelle
friend

August 16, 2006

PAT EVEN KNOW YOU KNEW MY BACKGROUND YOU WAS STILL MY FREIND YOU AN YOUR BROTHER HELPED ME CHANGE MY LIFE AROUND THANK YOU EVERY TIME I SEE A STATE POLICE CAR I THINK OF YOU AN THE TIMES WE PLAYED FOOTBALL TOGETHER GOD BLESS YOU AN YOU FAMILY

STEVE SHUFFITT
FOOTBALL PAL

July 24, 2006

Uncle Pat,
I cant believe it been so long since you have past away. I miss you dearly and think about you every day. We had another poker run in your memory and we raised alot of money and it made me so happy to be apart of this in your memory. today was a sad day because a officer was killed that has become a very close friend to the family and helped out alot in the rides. But i just wanted to tell you that you are thought about and loved everyday....love you!!


niece

July 21, 2006

My buddy, my pal, my friend,I miss you so much, I Miss being able to call you , just to say hi! I miss our nights together. I will always miss you and will see you again in heaven, until then my friend, all my love,michelle

michelle
childhood friend

June 28, 2006

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