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,
Today I really missed you and wished that you were still here. I have a picture of you in my bedroom and all your Police Badges. I have a big chest that I keep your Fire Chiefs Coat and Hat in, all the newspaper articles about you and all the letters that you wrote to me. I am 11 years old now and really into sports. I love basketball, baseball, and will be playing football soon. I wish you were here to see my play sports. My mom says I look just like you and I hope I grow big and tall like you were. Dad, I love you and just feel sad that you were taken back to heaven when I was only 2 years old. I know the angels took you back to heaven, but sometimes I wish they could bring you back to me. Love, Cory

Cory Coursen

September 3, 2010

Days like today I wish we could still sit around our office and "chat". I was thinkin about the day you left for South Carolina and you were standing in the office and you gave me the penny you found and said, "good luck...keep er' running smooth, Capt." and our TONES went off for a emergency call. You laughed so hard....miss you.
I think it is kinda comforting knowing that you and Jim are in heaven together. Take care of each other and please watch over all the men/woman down here.

Jill Michalak

March 27, 2010

Captain its been a long time and I still think of you a lot.A very dear friend has come to join you can you help him out.James Kerstetter he was a great guy.God Bless we all miss you.

R.Kois former patrolman
Lagrange PD

March 18, 2010

A good friend joined you tonight. Show him the ropes. He was a damn good cop. James Kerstetter EOW 031510


March 16, 2010

Caught myself thinking of you as we had another fallen officer in the area. Wish you were still here so we could joke around like old times. Keep watch over us all. You are still missed

Cindy DeChant

March 15, 2010


Seems like it was just the other day when I last saw you. I know you're watching over us. You were always one of the good ones.

Sgt. Ed Super
Lorain Police, Narcotics/Special Investigations

February 21, 2010

Wow, I can not believe that eight years have gone by. Think about you all the time. Miss ya bud.


February 18, 2010

Over 8 years since you left us... Seems like it just happened.. I think about you often.


February 10, 2010

Hey Chief, Lots of thoughts about you again lately. Miss you alot.
I ran into our buddy Greg Mason not to long ago and we got to talk about our fun in LaGrange. We have a lot more memories then I had relized. Thanks for connecting me to so many great friends!
Wish you were still here to talk to....

Jill Michalak
Your Pal

January 10, 2010


Eight years has come and gone but you are always in my thoughts. Miss you, Buddy!!!!

Ptlm. Rick Walker #318/K9 Elyria PD

January 10, 2010

May the Light of God Forever Shine Upon AJ and on his wife DJ. May His everlasting presence bring hope and comfort to DJ and their family friends, brothers and sisters in uniform and to all of those who have made the supreme sacrifice.

Gone but Not Forgotten!

God Bless!

Janet Finch - Grzegorek

January 9, 2010

Thoughts and prayers go out to your wife DJ today. If I could talk to you I would tell you memories of you are still very strong. Its those memories that keep you in our hearts. God Bless.

Paula Reynolds

January 9, 2010

Eight years ago today I lost you, the love of my life. The pain is still so deep inside of me. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and feel you.

I will always love you.

DJ Coursen
Your loving wife

January 8, 2010

Thinking of you, your partner and all of your loved ones on this day. You have not been forgotten.

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

January 8, 2010

Thank you Corporal Coursen for your dedicated service to the county of Beaufort and to our country. May your name and memory be everlasting.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

April 14, 2009

Dyke, I missed your birthday but here's hug just bacause. Your in our hearts always. Miss you...

Roberta Moore
LaGrange, Ohio

March 3, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 23, 2009

Dyke, Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. Keep watching over the Blue.


January 29, 2009

Well another year has ended, and I cannot believe it will be 7 years here soon that you were taken away from all of us. You are always missed.

Jim Eggeman
Columbus Ohio Police

December 31, 2008

I cant believe we are spending another Christmas without you here. There isn't a day that has gone by without us missing you.
I still have images of you and Monique sitting in the back of your truck wrapping Christmas gifts. And the special Christmas we spent. I can almost here the giggling and laughing.

I will aways love you, DJ

DJ Coursen
Your Loving Wife

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Dyke. It's hard to believe that we are coming up on the seventh anniversary of your death. You are missed & remembered..


December 22, 2008

We think about you often, but more lately. We know you helped bring Derel home safely from Iraq. Thank you. Now as Derek begins his tour in Iraq we ask you to please watch over him. You always looked after them as kids in LaGrange and we find comfort in being able to ask you to please do it again! We believe that you have brought DJ closer to us again. It is far less traveling to visit! We miss you...we will see you again.

Charlie and Jill Michalak

September 30, 2008

It has been a long while since 01-08-2002 and I still remember that day as if it were yesterday. I will always remember you and the values you held. I will always remember the first day we met, the day we were hired by BCSO. You are missed by everyone and you have made us better people. Thank you for watching over us all during our journey through life.

Tony Zartman
Former BCSO

June 21, 2008

Dyke, It's been over six years now. Just wanted to say hi and thinking about you and your family. Keep watching over all in BLUE my brother.


March 1, 2008

I am a little late, but Happy Birthday. You are missed each day.

Jim Eggeman
Columbus Ohio Police Department

January 28, 2008

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