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

Thinking about you Bud.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

February 4, 2011



January 24, 2011

Miss ya, Dyke!!!!

Ptlm. Rick Walker #318
Elyria Police Department

January 13, 2011

another years passes... Doesn't seem like it's been nine years... You are missed..


January 10, 2011

I have to giggle a lil cuz you always wanted to make sure you "looked good". We are all getting older and in your pic you are still so young.
Nine years is not so long ago. Time kinda stands still for memories of you. Though I was so disappointed when you left us in LA, I was very happy that you were going to do what you always wanted to do and be happy. I know you are all around us now......
You taught me so many things that I still use today. So many ideas and "lil sayings" that I find myself using when I am training others at work. The sayings have fallen into so many aspects of my life.
You watched over Derek and Derel as kids for me in LA. Plz continue that as Derek is on another deployment in Afghanistan. Plz be his angel.
Miss you and can't wait to see you again someday.

Jill Michalak

January 10, 2011

Hey Capt, hard to believe it has been nine years. You are not forgotten. Thanks for keeping an eye on us, brother.

Ptl. Don Franks
Fairview Park PD

January 8, 2011

It is so hard to believe you have been gone for nine years. Every minute of that day is still so fresh in my mind, from the time we were on the phone when that call came in and you telling me you were "GOING TO TAKE THIS ONE LAST CALL".
My love for you still grows stronger.

DJ Coursen
Your Loving Wife

January 8, 2011

Well Dyke, it has almost been 9 years ago that you where taken from us. I still find myself looking over at the fire station looking for your truck. I think about you all the time. You are still missed.

Jim Eggeman
Columbus Ohio Police Department

January 2, 2011

Cory,your father hired me when he was a Captain in Lagrange.A lot of people have told you how great your father was.Believe every word young man because he was one of the greatest people that I have been fortunate to have known.You have every reason to be proud of your dad and allways remember that he is looking out for you.I'm sure he is telling the angels how much he loves his son because he would allways tell me how much he loved you and how important you were to him.If you grow up to be half the man that your father was you will be just fine.Enjoy all that life has to give and keep making your father proud.

Robert Kois
Former Patrolman Lagrange PD

September 29, 2010

Your dad would be very proud Cory...We all miss him & think about him often


September 9, 2010

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

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