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Corporal James Arvil Lamance

Whitewright Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 23, 2000

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Reflections for Corporal James Arvil Lamance

Jim, we still miss you man. 19 years ago. #neverforget

Cpl R. W. Harmon, retired
Grayson County SO

December 24, 2019

Rest in peace Corporal Lamance. You sir were a hero. The coward who killed you must answer to Our Supreme authority.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 17, 2019

Jim, you will always be in my mind and in my heart. I was a police officer for Tom Bean the night that Jim was shot and killed. You were my best friend and you are my brother.

Officer Brian C Smith
Department of Veteran Affairs Police Dept (Houston,TX)

May 13, 2018

Hey Jim,
Wow, what a crazy year it's been. A lot of things have changed since your death and thankfully they're too many to mention. Some good, some not so good. A lot of officers have died since you passed away 17 years ago doing what they chose to do. Live and die for their families, their friends, and their respective communities. I still miss our ride along that we shared. I've come along way since then. I'm no longer working at the jail in Durant. I'm now working at the prison in Stringtown, Oklahoma as a corrections officer. I've been there three months now and I plan to retire from there. I still remember the night that we got the call about you being killed and the subsequent trial and acquittal of the man who did it. I know that one day he will get what he deserves because he can't fool God. I haven't heard from Jacie and her family in a while but I hope that she sees this and knows that I still think about her. I hope she is doing better now after all these years but I know she still hurts inside just as I do. Rest in Peace, Jim. Know that you're still loved and thought of after all these years. And Merry Christmas!

James White, Jr. CSO 1
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

December 15, 2017

Jim, I think of you often but always at Christmas time. You were a very good friend to my family. I was working the night this happened. After dispatch advised of the shooting, I could not get to you fast enough. I was there when the shooter was arrested by SRT. I had eyes on the garage and back of his house with my Thermal Imager watching for movement.
I cried at your funeral, because I had lost a brother.

Corporal Randy Harmon, Retired
Grayson County Sheriffs Office

October 25, 2016

Jim was a great man and was one of my best friends. He loved his family and was a great officer who loved serving his city and the people who lived there. I miss him very much. He left this earhth to soon. RIP Jim.

John Pearson
Grayson County Sheriff Office. Retired

January 18, 2016

james was my dad. He passed dec 23, 2000.. I will miss him alot. R I P Jamies.

my dad

December 9, 2015

I miss you regularly, but always sader at Christmas.
This is for you and every LEO who's watch has ended.

Author unknown, sent to me by a friend.


Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized.

Today, I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief.

Today, I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident.

Today, I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived.

No, today I will not do that.


Today, I was suspended from duty for doing my job, because the media, liberals, a community organizer, a lawyer who formally represented terrorists and is the US attorney general and a mayor who ran on an anti-police agenda, who are all advised by a drug dealer, liar and income tax cheat. AND, all who know nothing about Policing, have vilified my profession.

Because ----

Today, I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway.

Today, I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out.

Today, I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen.

Today, I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer.

Today, I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was too busy.

Today, I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery.

Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won't be coming home today.

The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won't know why.

There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps and bagpipes will be played as I am laid to rest.

My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere.

A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn.

There will be no cries for justice.

There will be no riots in the streets.

There will be no officers marching, screaming 'no justice, no peace.'

No citizens will scream that something must be done.

No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called.

Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.

I was a police officer

Cpl Randy Harmon, Ret
Grayson County Sheriff Office Texas

September 25, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Never forgotten

Police Officer
Dallas PD

April 14, 2015

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

December 23, 2014

Its been a while since I've posted, but we still talk often, when I need guidance. Im about to be 23! Can you believe it! Im seriously considering college now... my only set back is I cant decide whether to Major in Psychology and Minor in Crime Scene Investigation or vice versa! Help! :-) You have a gorgeous grand daughter named Eva, I wish you could meet her! She will be 4 years old March 8 2015... time flies! She is just like me lol yall would love each other! Anyways I love you and miss you! And thank you everyone who hasn't forgotten. It means the world to me.

Jacie Lamance

October 24, 2014

thank you for that James White:) Im jims daughter kristi..

My Dad was a Police Officer Killed In the Line of duty On dec 24,2000. In Whitewright texas, No cops should be killed there OUT there trying to help.

August 13, 2013

this is my dad:((( I miss him so much..


August 13, 2013

Hi Jim,
I can't believe it's been almost thirteen years since my family and I received the call pertaining to your death. I still think about you and I'm sure you would be glad to know that I'm working at the Bryan County Jail here in Durant, OK. Mom and Dad are retired now and have been for two years now. I remember the night we got "the call" as I was sitting there playing video games and wondering who would be calling at such a late hour. When Dad found out that you had died, I couldn't believe what I saw, my dad crying. I remember all the times you and I would go out patrolling together in Whitewright. I miss those days and wish I had done it more often. I'm proud to have been part of your procession as there were literally thousands of officers, troopers, and firefighter in attendance. The procession lasted for miles winding through Denison and out to the cemetery. You played a big part in my life growing up. I admired you a lot and remember asking about the police academy. The best advice you ever gave me was "If you want to be a police officer, remember there is no romance in it but at the end of the day, you will know that you did something right in the eyes of the Lord." Thank you, Jim, for the advice, for being there when I needed a pick me up, and for being my friend. I miss you.

Confinement Officer James R. White, Jr.
Bryan Co. Jail and life long friend

May 27, 2013

Jim was a great guy with a huge heart. I have never met anyone else with the same willingness to help people. Jim was genuinely one of the nicest, giving and most professional officers I ever had the pleasure to work with in the short amount of time I knew him. Best to your family.

Detective M Paulson
Hempstead Texas Police Dept.

December 13, 2012

no one will ever know how much it means to me that you all did not forget my brother it still hurts to this day but i know that i will see him again soon my prayers are with all of you be safe and god speed

Kevin LaMance

February 26, 2012

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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold all your family in my heart's embrace today.

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

December 23, 2011

Thinking of you.. You will always be remembered and missed.

Corporal Susan Armstrong
Whitewright Police Department

December 23, 2009

Another year may have passed and you have not been forgotten. True heroes never die and you fall into this category. Continue to watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm.

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

December 23, 2008

Hey Dad, I Really Miss You! I've Been Thinking About You Alot Lately, And Not A Day Goes By That I dont Miss You. It's So Hard To Smile Sometimes, But When That Happens I Just Remember That I Have The Smile You Gave Me And I Know You'd Want Me To Wear It,Thank You, You Help Me Get Through Things As My Guardian Angel And As My Father, And For That I Am Grateful. I Am Also Grateful For The Time I Was Able To Spend With You, My Only Regret Is Thats Our Time Was Cut Short, Sorry I Couldn't Have Been Born Sooner. I Love You SO SO Much, Thank You For Watching Out For Mom And I, We Were So Blessed To Have You In our Lives. Love You Dad, Jacie

Jacie Lamance

December 13, 2008



June 21, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero who will never be forgotten


March 8, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 5, 2008

It does not seem that long ago. Miss you.

Police Officer

December 26, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 7th anniversary and with Christmas only a few days away. I know this whole incident was a total miscarriage of justice for your loved ones. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and hopefully, some day justice will be served to the individual who caused all the pain and suffering.

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

December 23, 2007

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