Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Military Police Officer James Thomas Sakofsky

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, June 1, 2001

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Reflections for Military Police Officer James Thomas Sakofsky

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


June 1, 2009

Tomorrow it will be eight years since you've been gone, but it always feels like yesterday. Our new niece, Alyssa Paige, is beautiful and looks a lot like Chris. Your nephews are growing up so fast, and they miss you. My heart aches for all the moments you haven't been here for, but I know you're with us, and that one day we'll be with you. I have to trust that God had his reasons for taking you so soon, but the selfish part of me just wants you back. I want you to know how proud of you I am - you rose above everything that you'd been through in your life, and it inspires me everyday. I miss you and I love you. Love, your big sis'

Sarah Mazza

May 31, 2009

Hey Uncle James,

Do you remember the first time we met? I was about 9 and you came to visit with Aunt Wendy. You guys brought me, Thomas, and Patti a big package of water guns and we had a huge water fight in the front yard. You cheated and used the water hose on us instead of using a regular water gun. You were so ridiculous but to me the coolest guy that I had ever met. I couldn't wait to be just like you. Well now I am all grown up. I'm not that little boy anymore and I have to tell you that I am the man I am today because of you. I know you would be so proud of me. I'm in college and I have met the women of my dreams. I can't wait to call her my wife, I wish you two could have known each other. I know you would love her because she reminds me so much of Aunt Wendy. By the way, I have done my best to keep an eye on her for you. We miss you so much. I think about you everyday and I can't wait to be the hero for my kids that you are to me. Thanks for always listening to me, even now. I'm sorry if I'm too much to handle sometimes. Thanks for the guidance and wisdom, I don't know what I would do without you. Thanks for watching over us. Thanks for being my uncle, friend, role model, and hero. I love you so much and miss you more than you will ever know.

Love Josh


March 14, 2009

I love you. I'm married now and have an amazing 2 month old baby girl.. Alyssa paige sakofsky. I really wish you could meet her she is perfect. I miss you james


March 13, 2009

I miss you and think about you everyday. Your nephews are getting so big, and they're so proud of their Uncle James. Most of all, I'm proud to be your big sis'. I love you little brother.

Sarah Mazza

December 10, 2008

My heart and prayers go out to the Sakofsky family.I consider myself blessed to of had the opportunity to grow up with James and always be by each others side.I will always remember We had a special bond that i feel will never fade.I was a few years older though i learned a lot from him.He always smiled and was true to his friends and family.I think of him almost every day.I will never forget you in heart,mind and soul.And in the end it was you who taught me how to be a man.Love you little J.Your friend forever big J.I miss you.RIP


October 8, 2008

God bless you for all your service years,and though I did not know you,I am proud to call you a brother in blue,and may GOD still be with your family. We few,we proud,we band of brothers.


June 8, 2008

Cpl. Sakofsky,\
On today, the 7th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 1, 2008

Another Unity Tour Ride for you, son. I miss you so much.

Carol Sakofsky

May 17, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 12, 2008


i have been thinking of the fun times u,wendy, and i had driving around. remember going to taste wine :) i miss u man, u are not forgotton!

Chrissie(prior service)
an old friend

February 4, 2008

Uncle James:
You never met me but im wendy's neice.. Ive heard so much about you I feel like I should now you. Take care of aunt wendy and look out for everyday~as I know you would.

luv, Crystal


January 7, 2008

Officer Sakofsky, thank you for your service to our Country. Neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 2, 2007

I love you James and i think about you and look for your guidance. I miss you and pop-pop so much and i promise we will chill like ole times once again!

Chris Sakofsky
Biological Brother

October 17, 2007

Officer Sakofsky, Just letting you know that you have not been forgotten and thank you for the Sacrifice you gave.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason

July 9, 2007

I miss you everyday, but reading the reflections of so many others reminds me that you live on in the hearts of others. Love always, Wendy

Wendy Sakofsky

June 19, 2007

While most of us are tucked nice and neat in our warm beds, many of our Brave soliders are losing their lives on our behalf. Thank you for your service and for protecting us while we sleep.
wife of an leo

June 1, 2007

G-d Bless.

June 1, 2007

Though I had not seen you while you were in the military I can see you had not changed. Everyone who speaks about you says how kind you were. Your heart was filled with love for anyone who was in need. Sometimes I still cant believe that you are gone. It feels like yesterday we were a bunch of teenagers walking around town just trying to find something to do. Now most our lives are so busy we long to have those days back. I think most of all we long to have you back. I wondered why god would take you from us when you had so much love to give down here. Then I realized, if anyone is going to be up there watching our back there is no better man for the job. You were a great friend who grew into a wonderful man. May your heart shine down on us forever.
Until we meet again dear friend.

An old friend

April 23, 2007

Brother James,
We served together at Campbell, and as Joisey boys we were extremely close. I hope you are doing well up there in Heaven and looking down upon us and smiling because you are in a better place. God bless you brother and I have not and will not ever forget about you.

Ptl. Andres Mejia
Lawrence Twp. PD, NJ

March 9, 2007

I miss you every day, but especially at this time of year. I loved you more than you could ever know. I wait and pray for the day I see tyou again. I am so proud to have been your mom.
Thanks to all others who have left messages and continue to serve. You are all in my prayers.

Carol Sakofsky

December 10, 2006

I was an MP with you in Kosovo as part of the 716th MP BN, but never had the chance to meet you in life. Your accident was tragic, but yet at the same time a wake-up call as to what could happen. May you rest in peace and know that we'll take over down here.


August 23, 2006


My brother. We served together for 2 years. I come across pictures of us on occation and remember things such as MGD and Austin Powers. I recieved news of your death and was saddend to the very depths of my heart. I still think about you after all these years and will continue to until we meet again. I photographed your headstone at ANC and keep the picture with me in my patrol car. I visit your grave everytime I get to ANC. I miss you still and can not wait to see you again my friend. May God keep you close until we meet again.


PO SR Scott Fransen
Gwinnett County PD (Former MP 1996-2001) 10th ASG

June 24, 2006

Thank you for your service to our country and your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 1, 2006

Thank you for your service! May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

May 16, 2006

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