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Deputy Sheriff James Michael Phillips

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Michael Phillips

It's been almost 19 years since you left us and I still want to cry every time I think about you. I wish I could see you one more time. You were the closest thing to a daddy that I had. It takes a true man to raise someone else's baby. I'll love and miss you always.


March 5, 2018

Thank you all that serve and protect us from harm ,RIP Deputy Sheriff James Michael Phillips.

Home maker

April 18, 2016

Hello. I had heard about this tragic event on World's Wildest Police Videos approximately 8 years ago. But no photo was shown. And the video of a police chase did not show Mike. So I had no idea of his description. How awful it is for his loved ones and his SWAT team members, not only because of the fact that he died while on duty, but because of the fact that it was from a crash. Nobody took his life. So nobody caused it. So with everybody ruled out for that hour, his odds of survival should had been 100%.

Seen on television

October 30, 2015

I worked with Mike for years before I left the S.O. in '92.
He was one of those great guys who lived for the job.
My recollection is that he was always happy doing his job.

I can't think of a time Mike was not out working. It seemed he was always 10-8 when he was off and around to help. I remember that voice coming across the radio at odd hours of the night. He was always there.

He loved working traffic. He truly left God's earth doing what he loved. I don't know if he had much family, he wasn't married. I think everyone who worked with him miss him like the loss of a family member.
His family was truly the sheriff's office and everyone in law enforcement.

God Bless everyone wearing a badge.

Deputy Sheriff Al Hebert
Jeff Davis S.O. 1977-1992

May 30, 2015

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

May 30, 2015

What a WONDERFUL tribute to Mike....he was special to me cause we were both in law enforcement...and he was my cousin...and blood is thick no matter how you stir it :)....Thank you Cuz for your military and civilian service...the community lost a good man on that day...and family lost ... words beyond description...Knowing you and Cubby are having a blast eating manna in Heaven and looking down on us...looking forward to the day when we meet again...Luv U Guy....ALWAYS :)

LTC (r) Steven and wife Pamela
First Cousins

May 25, 2014

Best brother I ever had. He was a SAILOR and I was a MARINES and SOLDIER. He never saw what others did when he looked at me. He always saw what I would and could be. Not what I was at the time. Closest thing to family without being blood, but to me, he was closer and meant more than my blood.
You are missed my brother, but you will never be forgotten. You served your time and purpose in hell. Now watch over us.
Love you and miss you.

Dude Miers

November 3, 2013

Your a hero Mike Phillips. Thanks for all that you do. You will be missed.

Eric Thelen, Officer
MN highway patrol

June 22, 2013

sleep well! R.I.P


June 22, 2013

Thank you sir for wanting to make a difference. RIP

Dede Hodge
Paramedic's wife.

May 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends dor sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2012

Love and miss you uncle

jason sr

October 24, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this special day. You have not been forgotten by those that love you and think of you every day. Continue to watch over all of them. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 30, 2010

Well nanny was looking at your picture today on this website and I saw. I miss you so much! I hope you are having fun in Heaven which is so much better than being on Earth. Everything is going crazy now. I was supposed to join the Army and was going to leave May 12, 2008. Well, Uncle Mike, I'm not going anymore. You're going to be a Great Great Uncle and I will make sure that he or she knows who you are! You were brave, loyal, caring, and everything else! Stay with me and one day I will be able to throw my arms around you and tell you how much I love you! I didn't get to tell you goodbye and it is really hard! I know I have to keep my head up high and stay happy because that one day will come for me to see everyone again! Please give Gramps, Grams, and Uncle Johnny a hug and kiss for me and tell them that I love and miss them very much! Give yourself a hug and kiss for me too! I love you and miss you dearly!

Samantha "Phillips" Breaux
Great Neice of Michael

May 25, 2008

I saw you on COPS tonight... throwing you're car infront of that 1 ton pickup, I was impressed with the fact that you actually did that. Then right after that I saw that they had a dedication to you, so I looked you up and surely I found ya. Although We've never met, I'm sure you were a great man... we will meet someday.

RIP Sheriff Phillips


Dave, viewer of COPS

April 17, 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

February 2, 2008

Saw you on World's Wildest Police Videos today, as I got ready to go on shift myself.

You are a hero, then and now.

Rest easy, Brother.
We have the watch.

Police Officer
Glendale Colorado

June 1, 2007

As the day of you untimley death that took you away from everyone that truly loved you approaches, I just wanted to tell you that there is not a minute or second that goes by that I don't miss you. I remember with great joy the day that you came into my life and with great sorrow the day that you were taken from your me. I always try to reflect on all the good times that we had together. The one that I remeber most fondly is the week I spent with you in Jacksonville, Fla., where you were station with the Navy.

The other day I was able to see you and her your voice on the Television show Cops. Your brother, Steven, and I were on the phone talking and watching the show at the same time and both crying because it was joyful and sorrowful. Joyful because we were able to hear and see you. Sorrowful because you are gone.

It is still painful after all these years to know that in less than nine months time that I lost our oldest brother John, our father , then you. Please give Mom, Dad, and Johnny all our love.

You are truly missed and loved.

Your one and only sister
Mary Phillips LeDoux

May 29, 2007

Mary LeDoux
Only Sister of Deputy Mike Phillips

May 29, 2007

Sweet sleep be yours.

April 15, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. God bless

Kentucky State Police

March 14, 2007


Thought of you today during CPSO DPY Inzer's funeral.
You're not forgottten. Rest in Peace.

JDSO 235

January 30, 2007

Merry Christmas too you and your family. May they continue to move forward in life and heal with your guidance. God Bless!

December 21, 2006

Mike: My youngest son was watching "Cops" tonight. He saw you in a 1995 episode.

He was so impressed with you! He asked, "Mom, would you find Mike Phillips for me? I want to know how he died. I would like to have met him."

One look at your picture confirmed that you were a Christian. No one with a radiant smile such as yours could be any place other than Heaven.

In the words of an old gospel hymn:

"We'll understand it better bye and bye."

You are still touching hearts.

God Bless You.
Rachal Grizzle

Rachal Grizzle

March 7, 2005

Deputy Phillips, your family speaks well of you, and looking at your picture, I am sure I would have enjoyed working with you. Your picture captures the joy of life, which cops take full advantage of. I look forward to meeting you in the "big briefing room" in the sky. God Bless You, Brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 8, 2005

It isn't goodbye....It's only till we meet again, but we miss you terribly and still love you dearly. You brought so many good things into all our lives and did so many nice things for so many people, even those who really didn't truly appreciate it. I have absolutely NO idea what we will do without you. You will remain alive in our hearts and our memories forever. Your gentle spirit will be with us always. You were a dedicated law enforcement officer and a true friend to everyone who knew the real you. Rest well, my friend.


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