Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James E. Saunders

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, October 7, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper James E. Saunders

We shed tears and offer prayers for Trooper Saunders family. May their family know the love we all have for them, after a husband and father gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Cpl. Jeff Goldsmith
MN State Patrol

We shed tears and offer prayers for Trooper Saunders family. May their family know the love we all have for them, after a husband and father gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Cpl. Jeff Goldsmith
MN State Patrol

3 1/2 years later and you are not forgotten. Rest easy knowing that we will continue for you. May your children know that their daddy is a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

Farewell my fellow Trooper!

Trooper Nick Casto
Washington State Patrol

Rest in peace my brother. Your tour of duty is over, HERO.

Officer Patrick K. Davis
Omaha Police Department

When Tomorrow start without me…

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time you think of me I know you’ll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready in heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all life, I’d always thought I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for and so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, I thought, just for awhile,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things that I’d miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven’s gates, I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me, from His great golden throne,
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”.
Today for life on earth is past but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will all ways last,
And since each day’s the same day, there’s no longing for the past.
But you have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.


This was written the last time i was shot. It was god who meant it for you and your wife and children.

Jim it has been almost 2 years now and my heart still hurts as it did the morning i got the news. Our friendship was brief but your memory will last forever.

Your son will be two soon and he will know of your heroic gift from all who love you.

Tears still come to my eyes but there is a peace in my heart knowing your family is WELL taken care of.

Bye Fer now my freind.
Eric

Eric A. Perras
Fugitive Recovery Agent

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