Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James Mathis Beasley

Sweetwater Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 25, 1986

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Reflections for Patrolman James Mathis Beasley

Never forgotten brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice.


August 1, 2020

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 25, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Beasley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 16, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 25, 2015

Many prayers go out to the family of James Beasley. We think of you often, some of your former partners are still around and recall you as being a great human being and outstanding police officer. To Jim;;;;your tour in hell is over my friend. You served the City with dignity, pride and honor. Until we meet again my friend, I know that you'll be patrolling the streets in heaven and God, is lucky to have you as his Angel.

Capt Jorge Fernandez de Lara
Sweetwater Police Department

March 9, 2014

all though it has been many years since God called you home, you are never forgotten. I think of you every day and miss you as if it was yesterday, I remember the last days we were together, the day we went to the beach just you and me. I remember the way you love to hung me so tight. oh how I miss you... I remember the day they came to tell us you were call home as it was yesterday, I think of that day often, never to forget that awful only comfort knowing with out a doubt that you are in heaven with out lord.
Love you always Dad
your daughter Tracy


March 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year 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.

I pray for solace for all those that call you beloved for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I thank them for sharing their memories of you through their reflections.

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

November 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Beasley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

It has been 22 years, since that fateful day that we worked the afternoon shift. On the first anniversary of your death I drank a whiskey sour at Blank Angus to celebrate your life. That was your favorite place to drink you once told me. The other thing I did was write 50 speeding tickets in honor of you , yes I used your baby "our only radar detector to honor you .... I thought you would find the humor in that being that I hated to use it.
That day has passed and all of your friends that had the pleasure of knowing you live on blessed for that fact. You were a good kind man, devoted to your family and an example of what is good in this world.

former Sweetwater PD

November 29, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 16, 2007

Officer Beasely is remembered on the anniversary of his death every year by the Officers of the Sweetwater PD. Although this is a newer generation, there are a few that remember him.

Jorge Fdez. de Lara

July 15, 2007



December 31, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 30, 2004

Police Officers are part of a brotherhood that others will never know!

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department, Volusia County, Fl

Ofc. Culver, RJ
Holly Hill Police Department

October 9, 2003

Rest in peace,not forgotten.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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