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

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

It's been eleven years buddy... Seems like it was yesterday

EPD Retired

January 8, 2013

I just read the most inspiring book "Proof of Heaven" The thoughts of you in such a glories place that we can ever imagine is comforting. It does not however ease the pain of missing you. I long to hear your voice, feel your strong but gentle hugs and make you smile or should I say laugh at me. There will never be another one that compares to you. You will always be my husband!

Your loving wife

DJ Coursen

January 8, 2013

The holidays have pased and the new year has started. I think of you often...


January 3, 2013

I am sitting here reading all these beautiful stories about a young man that stole my heart years ago when I used to go to the roller rink in LaGrange every Friday night with friends. He was there and wanted to meet me and I didn't think anything about it but he just wouldn't let up so I ended up talking with him and we got to know each other. He stole my heart but ended up breaking it because he felt we lived too far away for a relationship so we lost touch but I never really forgot about him. He called me one night out of the blue and I had to tell him it was too late to meet but I sure wish I could go back in time and meet him one last time. I never got to say goodbye to him but he will always be in my heart with all the good memories. I'm sorry that we had to lose such a great guy but he died doing what he always wanted to do.

Past Friend

October 12, 2012

Today on our wedding anniversary, marks the day that I vowed to Love, Honor and Cherish you. I have and always will. After all these years, you are still the LOVE of my life. Happy Anniversary sweetheart! DJ

DJ Coursen
surviving spouse

July 30, 2012

Dear Dad,

In music class I was asked to picked my favorite song and write a report about it. I had to share why I chose that song and a little bit about the song. I had to play the song first and then read my report to the class. When I played the song I started to cry and then when I read the report to my class I couldn't stop crying. My music teacher read my report to the class. I miss you so much and wish that I didn't lose you when I was 2 years old. Here is the report that I wrote.

The song I chose was "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood. I know that this isn't a song that many of my classmates would listen to, but it has special meaning to me. On January 8, 2002 my dad along with Officer Tate were responding to a domestic call. When they entered the home and went looking for the suspect they were both shot and died. This songs talks about the men who fought and died for our freedom and safety and that was my dad.
This song was written in 1983 because the writer wanted to share how we could become more united. When it first played on the radio it didn't get much airtime. But, it became popular in 1991 when the US went to war with Iraq. It was a favorite song after Hurricane Katrina because it was for life and hope, after 9/11 it became a song for unity and rebuilding and after 2002 it became a song of heroism to me and I dedicate this to you.
I love you dad! Cory Coursen

Cory Coursen

May 19, 2012

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you.....There are some days like today that I think of you more. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE.

Your loving wife

January 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for aolace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I am holding your family in my heart's embrace today. D.J., thank you for sharing your beautiful love story and to Cory, thanks for sharing a son's devotion to his beloved dad.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2012

Another Christmas without you. This is the time of year when that knot in my stomach starts to tighten, knowing that dreadful day is approaching.
I miss you and will always love you.

Your loving wife DJ

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Capt. Miss you very much

Robert Kois
former patrolman Lagrange P.D. Ohio

December 18, 2011

We dedicated a Safety Forces Memorial in Wellington Sunday. Thought about you.


September 16, 2011

I am surprised at myself for not doing this sooner. But I was at another memorial for a friend I served with and somehow I got to talking about it.

I remember him and Shane would occasionally join us for karaoke. We used to joke he looked like Jim Carey and I have never forgotten the laughs we all had . I only wish I was able to know him like all of you had.

I had just returned to Parris Island from a family funeral, when I saw the news late that night in my barracks. The church was so packed I wasn't able to get inside for the funeral as my circle of friends really took it hard. .

It wasn't long after that I was transferred to San Diego and lost touch with everyone from PI. I am glad justice was done, even if wasn't done by my own hand. God Bless your families and the Sheriff's Department.

Shane I hope your are well, though you may not remember me, I do remember you. You always used to sing runaway train( and purple rain I think.)

SGT Jason Basile
USMC (former)

August 24, 2011

Thinking about you. Rest In Peace Brother


July 7, 2011

Dear Dad,
Today was my last day of school for 5th grade. I am going to be going to some sports camps this summer. I like playing sports and football is my favorite. Maybe one day I will playing for my favorite college football team. Mom says that I have the best arm for throwing and I wish you were here to see my play. I sometimes wonder if God opens the clouds and lets you look down on me, but then I wish he would open the clouds for me to look up on you. You will always be my hero. My friends came over and we read many newspaper stories about you on the internet. Reading the stories made me really sad and I started to cry. I didnt' want to cry in front of my friends but they also got sad too. Love you Dad.
Your son, Cory

Cory Coursen

June 3, 2011

Dear Dad,

I miss you so much and wish that I could just sit and talk with you. I asked grandma to send me pictures of you when you were my age so that I could see what you looked like. I heard that you were really tall and I hope that I will get that big.
You are my hero and I love you so much.

Cory Coursen

May 29, 2011

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