Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Michael Salvino, Jr.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Michael Salvino, Jr.

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

February 17, 2020

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Tranist Police Department, Ohio

February 17, 2015

We will never forget you...RIP......

Mark Prokay

February 18, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 17, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Salvino,
On today, the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cuyahoga County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 17, 2012

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. Jake Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

February 17, 2012

Jim you were a great friend and someone that really cared about the people around him. We had some great times together and I pray that you are at peace and enjoying what heaven has to offer. Someday when the Browns win the Superbowl or the Indians win the Worl Series, you will be there with me in my memory. Never had a better friend in my life. God Bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

Mark Prokay

January 19, 2012

10 Years ago, we were gettting ready for bed. We kissed good night, rolled over & fell fast asleep. In my worst nightmares, I never drempt that it would be the last.
I stand now in a beautiful new house, I like to think you would love it too. Planning a wedding! I finally found someone who loves me almost as much as you did. I know you are watching from Heaven, finding all of the "Where's Sal" details. There are many.
I know you are watching God carry through the rest of this month, it is a rough one! I know you have watched Him carry me a lot. And probably wished it was you. I just want you to know as my nightmare begins to unfold this year, like it does every year, I miss you more & more.
I love you my sweetie!

Mandi Salvino

February 15, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace and I'll see you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen

Don P Jensen
Milwaukee Wisconsin Police, Retired

February 17, 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

February 17, 2010

I miss you Sal


March 19, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 25, 2009

Made it through another 2/16 & 2/17....I miss you more each year


February 18, 2009

I never had the oppurtunity to meet you, I started working there long after you passed...but I have heard nothing but good things about you.
Thinking of ya on this day...keep watch over us Sal as we continue the work.
It may have been 8 years since that horrible day, but you are not forgotten brother, and still missed by all.

Deputy John Jerman
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office

February 17, 2009

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

February 17, 2009

To the family and loved ones of Deputy James Salvino:

I wanted to honor and remember Sal today. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Sal, I feel as if I know him through the loving reflections left by friends. His valor and service will never be forgotten.

I am so sorry that Sal was robbed of his life so young, but through the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Sal gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 17, 2001.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 17, 2009

I worked with James Salvino Jr. and I also knew his father. I worked first with James as a Corrections Officer and then as he became a Deputy Sheriff. James was kind and one of the most friendly people you would ever meet. I could hardly believe it when I heard he had been killed in the accident. The entire Justice Center was in mourning. I miss him and his spirit. When I look at his picture I can still see him at roll call, I guess now he's standing a different type of roll call.

Sgt. Kitty Flynn
Worked with Sal at the CCSD

June 24, 2008

Thankyou sir for your service and sacrifice. you will never be forgotten


February 11, 2008



February 11, 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

December 31, 2007

We all still see your face daiy, on the memorial dedicated to you in the main lobby, as we head to the elevators and out to work.

It is a constant reminder of your dedication and sacrafice...even to those of us who never had the pleasure of meeting you.

We are all proud of you, and you are not forgotten.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office

June 28, 2007

what I remember about Sal was that he didnt take any bull, he would allways do the right thing. im not stretching anything that im saying about him because he's gone , But I can really say that Sal was a STAND UP GUY. I will never let anyone forget you brother, I know you'd do the same.

Deputy 323
CCSO, friend-coworker

November 3, 2006


You are not forgotten brother. You are always in my thoughts. Rest easy I will not let anyone forget. We will continue do make you proud!

Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Office

September 5, 2006

Part of my routine after our post meetings is to go down to the vending machines on P1. Along the way, I see the memorial plaque dedicated to Deputy Salvino. I think about his service and sacrafice. It is a solemn moment. I hope to get into law enforcement someday so I can help keep the memories of fallen officers alive.

Daniel Mickol
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #701

May 16, 2006

You will not be forgotten. Every day I go down to level P1 in the j.c., I see your picture. Although I didnt know you personally, I know karen as a good friend.
Thank you for your service to our dept.
Thank you for being a law enforcement officer.
Once a copper...always a copper.

S.R.T. Corr. Ofc. G GADT #800
Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Dept (jail)

April 24, 2006

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