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Patrolman James W. Devens

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 25, 1904

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Reflections for Patrolman James W. Devens

Rest in peace Patrolman Devens.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 25, 2019

I have been talking about J. Devens for the last 20 years in attempting to name a Canarsie street after him. The issue of family being notified has been the greatest hurdle. Since this happened over 100 years ago, that is a difficult task. Devens was one of New York's first mounted officers and was part of Canarsie since at least 1897, where he served on a policemen's committee. He is the first officer to die in the line of Duty in Canarsie, which at that time served all neighborhoods in Flatlands.

Ramon Martinez
Canarsie History Museum

February 25, 2018

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Devens and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 22, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 105th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 25, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007


Det Jim Mulligan (RETIRED)

November 25, 2006

my brother, you are gone but not forgotten. a hero for sure. may you rest in peace.


November 25, 2004

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