Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Dyke "A. J." Coursen

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2002

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Reflections for Corporal Dyke "A. J." Coursen

Dear Dad,
It has been 14 years today since you have been gone. I am now 16 years old and wishing you were here to see all that I am doing. I am learning to drive and ready to get my drivers license. Mom doesn't think I am ready, but I know I am. I am working hard in school and getting good grades. Last summer I went to Beaufort, South Carolina and went to a special program honoring you and other officers that passed away in the line of duty in Beaufort. An Eagle Scout had a memorial made that is right in the middle of the city on government center. I was really impressed with all that this eagle scout did. I was able to complete my Eagle Scout Project last summer and just have one badge left to work on before I have my Eagle Scout Ceremony.
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence and often speak your name. All I have is a few memories and a picture of you in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms and I have you in my heart. I love you dad!

Cory Coursen

January 8, 2016

On the 14th anniversary of your death you are remembered. You will receive recognition at the Lorain County Police Memorial this year, and your boy will be there. You are missed Brother. I think about you often. We should both be retired and kicked back drinking a beer on the beach today.

Elyria Police Department

January 8, 2016

Thinking about you my Brother. OFPD. B SWOPE

Officer Robert Swope
Olmsted Falls Poluce

January 5, 2016

Knocking on Heavens Door has been playing and playing..,every channel I have been listening to......and then my favorite...the song that made me cry so hard at the funeral."Hero". I knew that would be on the radio today too! Are you near today? Miss you buddy!


November 8, 2015

They are playing "Knocking on Heavens Door" on The Voice. I don't hear that song without thinking about you, and remembering your funeral. You are missed brother...


March 9, 2015

13 years today. You are missed..


January 8, 2015

RIP in peace brother. Miss you and think of you often. Been keeping in contact with your mother. We all miss you.

Duane Kenyon

January 8, 2015

13 years today buddy. You are missed


January 8, 2015

Thank you again My Brother... I am forever grateful....


December 22, 2014

It is only a few days away from the 13 year mark when you and Dana were taken from us. Since it is Christmas I was sitting and remembering the good and the bad, trying to appreciate what I have. You guys were in both, because so many lost you and because you touched so many. I miss and love you. Thanks for being the inspirations to us today just like you too were many years ago.


December 21, 2014

Thinking about you......

Jill Michalak

December 7, 2014

He was one of my training officers when I had as an auxiliary officer with the LaGrange Police Department in Ohio. He gave good advice, an excellent officer to look up to, and he was serious about the job. He will be missed.

David Pesorda
ex Auxiliary Officer LaGrange Police Department - LaGrange, Ohio

June 17, 2014

Coming through Beaufort this year Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heavens Door palyed on the radio. That song was played at your funeral and everytiume I hear it I think of you. really hit home this time. We're keeping track of things for you. rest easy..


March 9, 2014

A.J. I hope you are resting easy. I’ll never be able to look after D.J. as well as you but I am doing my best. Please send me guidance.

Constable David Geiger
Oxford Township Ohio

February 5, 2014

Another year passes, you are never forgotten!

Robert Kois
Former patrolman Lagrange P.D. Ohio

January 30, 2014

12 years my friend and it feels like yesterday. I see your smile and hear your laugh at something someone said. Thank you and Dana for watching over us from up there. I miss all of my old squadmates.

Kelly Cotner Cpl
BCSO (Former)

January 8, 2014

You will always be remembered.

Patrol Officer Don Franks
Fairview Park PD (OH)

January 8, 2014

Another anniversary of that tragic day. I miss you everyday. I would give anything to have one more day with you.

DJ Coursen

January 8, 2014

Merry Christmas sweetheart!

DJ Coursen
Surviving Spouse

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas buddy... Thinking about you over the holidays..


December 2, 2013

Thinking about you today buddy... 200


May 27, 2013

Today on Police Memorial Day, I recognize you, my love, my Hero! This past week, I have felt you closer than I ever have in so many years. I was so proud to represent you on the Police Unity Tour. I remember you telling me that you started the bicycle patrol before we met. I thought this would be a perfect tribute to you and other officer who have been killed in the line of duty. The Unity Tour's motto is "We Ride For Those Who Died" 1800 bicyclers, motors and supporters, each ride 300 miles for a fallen officer.
I will do this every year for as long as I can for you.

I will always love you, DJ

DJ Coursen
surviving spouse

May 15, 2013

Still think of you often.

Dan Coursen

March 7, 2013

Stopped to see the park that the county dedicated to you & your partner. It is a fitting memorial..

epd 200

February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday sweetheart!

DJ Coursen
Your Loving Wife

January 24, 2013

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