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

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

The Monument

By Sgt. George Hahn, Los Angeles Police Department, retired

I never dreamed it would be me

My name for all eternity

Recorded here at this hallowed place

Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say

My family now the price will pay

My folded flag stained with their tears

We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest

I sleep now in eternal rest

My sword I pass to those behind

And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me

And with heavy heart and bended knee

I ask for all here from the past

Dear God, let my name be the last


January 21, 2013

I remember everyday coming through that door. I wish I could have been there faster. You fought the fight, I hope I can be the man you are. I miss you guys.

Cpl. Kelly Cotner (S30)
BSCO Squadmate

January 8, 2013

11 years... I cannot forget. Believe it or not I do not police anymore, but I try to fight the good fight. I know you guys were are there and I felt you as soon as I came in the door. I wish I could have been there sooner.

Cpl. Kelly Cotner (S30)
BSCO Squadmate

January 8, 2013

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