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Police Officer Jamie Allen Roussey

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, March 8, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jamie Allen Roussey

I remember our Honor Guard being present for more than 20 funerals in just one year alone. Officer Jamie Allen Roussey was one. That many police officer funerals does take its toll. Lt. BCPD Roussey, the father of Fallen BCPD Officer Jamie Allen Roussey addressed us at a Maryland Honor Guard Seminar. This was a wonderful opportunity to could come together without wearing a mourning band. Lt. Roussey said many things but the one that stuck with me was... " When we walked out of that church on the morning of our son's funeral, and we saw the ocean of flags and uniforms. All dressed and polished at your best. It took our breaths and it made us know without a doubt, our son's life meant something." I will never forget that quote and it gave all of us from all the various agencies a greater meaning for what we were doing. Matthew 5:9 says it perfectly.

Sgt. Dino Minoglio Retired 2009
Baltimore County Sheriff

August 6, 2023

Officer Roussey,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Roussey.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 10, 2020

Its taken me over 18 years and a month to express to everyone how I feel. You were an amazing man and a true inspiration. Although you were younger, you were and always will be my hero. All we ever wanted to do is make our old men proud and that I promise you we have. I know your smiling ear to ear to see Chris and Dave serving Baltimore County PD proudly. Im so proud and I know you are too. I live every day to be the best father, husband, uncle, brother, friend and police I could possibly be. I look forward one day to sitting at the big golden bar with you and Pop. I love and miss you with all my heart.

Love your best friend and cousin,

Det Seth Roussey
BPD Cousin

April 14, 2018

Go easy bro, 18 years just rushed by. 99-02

Ofc Bona

March 10, 2018


Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

March 8, 2017

I posted this on Facebook this morning but this seemed an appropriate place to share.

Hand to God, this happened last night.

It’s been 15 years since Jamie Roussey, a 22 year old police officer died in a traffic accident while attempting to help a fellow officer.

I didn’t know Jamie. I do know his dad but I haven’t seen Vince Roussey for at least 10 years.

When Jamie died, I bought a commemorative T-shirt from Vince. I gave it to John, my husband. When John died almost two years ago, it became mine. I don’t wear it often, it’s John sized but I pulled it out from the bottom of my dresser a few days ago. I remember looking at Jamie’s shirt and making a conscious effort to decide on it. I put it in my trunk to wear when I went to the barn.

Last night I went to the barn, changed into my breeches, boots and Jamie t-shirt and started grooming my dirty horse. From behind me I heard a voice.

“That’s my brother.”

I spun to see a young woman I didn’t know smiling. At first I couldn’t figure it out. There was no person standing next to me. Who could she be talking about? She pointed to the t-shirt.

“Jamie?” I asked.

She nodded. It flashed through my mind – how crazy is this? To be wearing a Jamie t-shirt when his sister just happened to be at my barn? Then she turned to me. “He must be here, looking down at us.”

I thought it was a nice sentiment. Her brother watching us from heaven. Then she said, “I’m wearing his running shirt.”

I looked. Sure enough it was a police department t-shirt. Grey, mine was blue but it was Jamie’s.

She said, “I had to dig it out from under a bunch of clothes to wear today.”

We both smiled. We talked for a few moments. I told her to tell her dad hi. She left, I’m sure thinking lovely memories of her brother who died 15 years ago.

What is the statistics for something like this? Two people who don’t know each other, happen to have grabbed t-shirts of one girl’s dead brother and wear them the same day, at the same time and meet each other AT A HORSE BARN.

I shivered, but not in a bad way.

I do believe that Jamie was there last night. He found a way to bring his sister and I together, to show her that he was around. That he was watching out for her. I’m not sure if John was involved, but it seems likely to me. It was his t-shirt and I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately. It would be like John to give a kid the opportunity to show his sister that he was still there. That love can't die, even if the person who loved you does.

Somehow, John and Jamie managed to make this happen. To show two people how much they are loved, even from heaven.

After Jamie's sister left a huge storm rolled into Catonsville.

When it ended there was a double rainbow.

Thank you guys.

Debbie Redmon

May 1, 2015

I can't believe it's been 15 years. I miss seeing you that smile. We miss you

Kelly Wildy

March 9, 2015

It is hard to believe 15 years have past. Your friends miss you very much.


March 8, 2015

You still make us smile...a penny for our thoughts.


February 28, 2015

Hey Jamie yesterday I rode in the 2014 Police Unity Tour in your Honor for the second year in a row. You are greatly missed and thought of often by myself as I go through my years in law enforcement. I remember working with you in the Western District R.I.P Jamie

Cpl Hurley #219
Hyattsville City Police MD

May 13, 2014

Rest in Peace brother. You are in my thoughts often. I will ride for you this week in the Police Untiy Tour for the second year in a row. I tell people about you and how we got to work together in the western and how you were taken away from us far to soon in life.

Cpl S. Hurley
Western Dist fellow officer

May 7, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Always locked, cocked ready to rock stand proud 99-02

classmate 99-02

March 29, 2014

Uncle Jaime,
Im your nephew that you never met, Im sure you were amazing man. My dad misses you very much and i wish i could of met you.
Love, Jordan.

Jordan Roussey

January 10, 2013

Reast in peace and may god bless you brother in blue.Thinking and remembering you today


March 8, 2012

Just wanted to say I miss you bud.

Kelly (EMT)

March 8, 2012

Jamie, it has been just shy of 12 years since you were killed. I can still remember the look of pain in your fathers eyes when I met him after you died.

You are missed by more than a few and you have not been forgotten.

Police Officer Richard L. Waybright II.
Baltimore City Police Department

February 9, 2012

Just wanted to say hi we all miss you very much.

kelly w

March 8, 2011

Just wanted to say hi we all miss you very much.

kelly w

March 8, 2011

Planning my trip to OC and thought of you...we STILL miss you. Hope you will be with us in spirit!!!


July 2, 2010

Rest easy brother

MPO Bona
University of Maryland Police College Park

March 12, 2010


I Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I'll never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.

It has been 10 long years and at the same time seems just like yesterday we were together. I miss you dearly and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the time we shared. Going through that was the most difficult time in my life. I am a stronger person now, but I still cry for you. I was blessed to have you in my life.

In loving memory of Jamie Allen Roussey EOW 3/8/00.


Anne Arundel County Fire Dept.

March 10, 2010

A decade has passed but you have not been forgotten for true heroes live forever. Continue to keep watch over your family and close friends. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement.

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

March 8, 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 8, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

March 7, 2009

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