Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 20, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Donan James "Jim" Faulkner, Jr.

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

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

September 20, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Faulkner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2020

I was told your story my first week at the department. Your sacrifice is not forgotten, be with me as i take over watch. Rest easy.


November 7, 2016

Rest in peace

Sgt. Jim Russo

September 20, 2016

Thanks for all you did. I wish I could have met you. You would be so proud of your kids. I love them all. Rest in Peace, and I hope to meet you someday.


September 8, 2015


Corrections Ofcr. David King
Peoria County Sheriffs Dept. Jim and chris co worker/friend/

September 20, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Faulkner. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Jim, I saw your dad and sister tonight, on the 11th anniversary of your death. They thanked me for stopping by that corner tonight. They don't need to thank me, as I am there every year to thank you; for your sacrifice to the community, your department and your friends and family. I only wish one of us had been there with you 11 years ago...this could have turned out so differently! I told myself not long after you died that we own that corner, it was paid for with your blood. At least one night a year nothing could stop me from being there. We miss you Jimmy, Rest in peace brother!

Peoria PD

September 20, 2012

Great Job Officer Faulkner. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Sgt Ryan Hinton
Peoria Park Police Explorer Post 900

November 3, 2011

Thinking of you as much today as we did 10 years ago. You are missed terribly and will never be forgotten. What we do in life echo's us in eternity. Your not forgotten.


September 20, 2011

All day today I have sat in this stupid squad car thinking of you and how much it makes me sick that you have been gone for so long. I miss you and think of you often.


September 19, 2011

Officer Faulkner, you are remembered today and always! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

September 20, 2010

Still Not Forgotten!!!


May 25, 2010

The wicked fleee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

May God be with you and all who mourn you. May he give them the strength to carry on.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 4, 2009

Thinking of you today and always!


October 1, 2008

To the family and friends of Officer Jim Faulkner and his fellow officers in the Peoria Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Jim's memory on the seventh anniversary of the day Jim so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Jim gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 20, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


September 21, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 22, 2007

I salute you, Sir, on the 06th Anniversary of your brutal and tragic murder. Thank you for your bravery, service and sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten. May God bless and comfort your family and friends.

DET SGT, Retired

September 20, 2007

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard you had been shot. My recruit, (Bradley University Officer Davis)and I had just spoke to you, at the bottom of the stairs, as you waited for a squad to start 3rds. As we drove back to our PD to go home that night, I spoke of you and I told him what a good cop and true blue bother you were. Even though I worked for Bradley University PD you always befriended me and were wonderful to talk with. Thank you for being a true fellow brother.
Rest peacefully.
Officer Andrew L Burgess Glasford PD

Officer Andrew L Burgess
Glasford PD

March 28, 2007

You will be in our Thoughts and me and my family think about you as a friend and you Jim you know me and will always think about you RIP

friend of his

December 5, 2006

After spending time with Jim's parents the other night, and watching the DVD that Tim made for them on the fifth anniversary of Jim's death, I could still feel their loss. Jim you will always be remembered and loved. You were bigger than life it self. Your laughter was contagious!! Your dearly beloved Chrissy and children are under your watchful eye. Can you believe Pete is in college already? You were the cutest baby, and I enjoyed watching you grow into a man. You were a man of dignity, excellence, and loved by many. To his parents, you did a fantastic job raising your family, I applaud you. Chrissy, your everlasting love for Jim, is a great example to many. Chrissy your children's lives are well because of you and Jim's love of family-I admire you. Tim and Deb you were Jim's first friends for life--you are blessed. Love to all and forever!!


October 2, 2006

I can remember the last thing that I said to you . . . It does not seem like it has been 5 years. I wish that I could have been there for you when this all happened. I miss all the crap that you would give me being a rookie and all. I miss the laughing and the jokes and the breakfast that we tired to eat healthy. I just cannot get over any of this and my heart sinks every time that I think about you and your family.
I miss ya Smiley!

September 20, 2006

This is the 5th anniversary of your end of watch and I know your loved ones think of you every day as do those that were close to you. You will never be forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

Bob Gordon, Gold Star Father

September 20, 2006

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you, Jim Faulkner, and the times we shared together both at work and at play. Each time I put on the uniform, I am reminded of your sacrifice for the community and for us as individuals. We miss you here as much today as ever. As the fifth anniversary of your death is just a few hours away, I wonder what you would be doing right now if not for that fateful night. It is hard to imagine how things have changed since then...It is equally hard to believe how much things have stayed the same. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. As I get ready to put on the Peoria Police uniform for another third shift, I know that hearing "3A02 off duty" will never be the same. Tonight it is not just another shift. You will be in my thoughts the entire night. I know that I will feel your presence as I have so many times. Watch over your brothers and sisters in blue. Help to keep them safe, and help them to keep our citizens safe. WE MISS YOU!!

September 19, 2006

As the fifth anniversary of this exemplary man and officer draws nigh, I send love and encouragement to his family. He may have fallen, but he is NEVER forgotten.--Joanie

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 15, 2006

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