Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police James Richard Dacy

Pierce City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 8, 2001

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Reflections for Chief of Police James Richard Dacy

Thank you for your 31 years of service

Nick mottola

August 8, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 8, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 7th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 8, 2018

Chief of Police James Richard DACY ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You and your Families, Red and Blue

future friend

August 8, 2015

looking at the memorials for officers and the story of what happened.
Your service to your community will always be remembered. Thank you for wearing the badge and protecting those who looked for your help in the time of need. RIP

Ventura Police Dept

August 8, 2011

I recently found out that Jim had passed away. I worked with him when he was a seargent in Joplin Mo. I was a Patrolman there for a while. I knew Jim when I was Deputy Sheriff in Lawrence County. He was a great friend and advisor. He will be and is missed.

Rest in peace Jim

Kevin Reynolds
Yosemite National Park Ranger / Dispatch

August 17, 2009

"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 10, 2007

You are not forgotten

August 8, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones today and I have a candle lit for you and the other heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date as it is also my son's EOW date. You are both heroes and will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. Thank you for your long and dedicated career in law enforcement.

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

August 8, 2007

God Bless you! Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

August 8, 2007

Chief Dacy,
Today is the seventh anniversary of your EOW. My thoughts are with your family and friends as they continue to remember you today and always.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 8, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 21, 2006

Rest in peace, your brother was my very close partner in KCMOPD's district 131 in 1962.

Former Ptl. Ralph Castillo

October 11, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Chief James Richard Dacy and his fellow officers with the Pierce Police Department:

On this the fifth anniversary week of Chief Dacy's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. The lessons he taught to those he mentored will be carried forward.

I hope that God is holding Chief Dacy in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Chief Dacy was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and 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 Chief Dacy gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 8, 2001.

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

August 9, 2006

May God be with your family everyday, but especially today on the 4 year anniversary of your death. Godspeed. RIP

Christy B. Ward, survivor
Shane Miller EOW 05/15/2004

August 8, 2005

God Bless you Chief for your many years of dedicated service. It is my personal prayer that God will strengthen your family day after day.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC

My family will pray for this family during this very difficult time. God Bless.

Janice Starnes, wife of
murdered Sgt. Dan R. Starnes
Morgan Co. Sheriff Dept.
July 10, 2001
Killed in the Line of Duty


It was my extreme honor to work with Jim Dacy for over 9 years. Words cannot describe this man of honor, kindness, a loving husband,father, and grandfather. The Lord only made 1 Jim Dacy. I wish that everyone could have known him!!
There is alot in my heart about Jim and he knows how I feel.
God keep him in his care while is 10-42.

Julie Johnson, City Clerk
Pierce City, Missouri

Julie Johnson
City of Pierce City

To the Family, Relatives, Friends and Work Colleagues of Police Chief Jim Dacy,

Many times words are simply not enough. However, we send to each of you our sincere condolences.

We do pray for all of you and know that the Lord will give you the strength you will need to carry on, for now and in the future.

In His Service,

Chaplain Jack H. Lanier, Jr.
Longview Police Department (TX)

Longview Police Department (TX)

To the friends and family of another great man fallen - I am so sorry. I offer every possible condolence. On June 7, 2001 I lost the greatest man I had ever met, an excellent friend and great example for everyone, Joey Cushman, a Corporal for the Arlington PD, to accidental gunfire. The death of Jim Dacy is so recent I cannot help but remember the excruciating pain, like a knife
through the heart, a personal hell, that I was in so soon after Joey died. I cannot offer a ray of sunshine or a solution for all that has gone so terribly, horribly wrong, but I CAN offer the idea that time heals. The pain will never leave completely but you will think clearer and clearer as the months roll by. Again, my condolences.
Every time I hear of a wonderful policeman dying, I cannot help but be reminded of how bad the pain is those first few days, and my heart breaks all over again.
I am not "okay," but I am better. To the friends and family, you are in my prayers. Just remember, there are holes in the floor of heaven...he's watching over you.

"And you shall miss them, but you shall always be with them...."


To the family and friends of Chief Dacy, our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept., Florida
E/O/W 11/6/86

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept.

Chief... God bless you and your family, rest easy now, you have earned your place in heaven. The many years on the job on earth is testimony of that, Peace be with you and your family.

Police Officer Tim Pappas
Cincinnati Police/SWAT

Rest In Peace, Chief. What a tragedy. Stay safe, everyone.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent



You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.

Ptlm. M.W. Ludlow
Palmyra Police Dept., NJ

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