Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James A. Shields

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 2002

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Reflections for Police Officer James A. Shields

Jim, I try to stop by every year at this time to leave a brief note. This will my 20th visit.
Hard to believe it’s been that long. You’re still missed.
Until next year….

Buffalo Police Dept

October 30, 2022

Officer Shields,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

United States Border Patrol

October 30, 2022

When we lost Skip, our lives as cops changed forever. He was the first in our tenure to lose his life on the job. After your L.O.D.D. 'D' was forever in a state of mourning. We worked side by side for a number of years at 'D'. Never saw it coming. 20 years in 3 days. Seems like a life time.

Police Officer
Buffalo (NY) Police Department

October 27, 2022

19 years ago tonight. So much has changed since you’ve gone. You are still missed. Say Hi to Amy if you happen to bump into her…

D/sgt (ret)
Buffalo Police department

October 30, 2021

19 years ago tonight. So much has changed since you’ve gone. You are still missed. Say Hi to Amy if you happen to bump into her…

D/sgt (ret)
Buffalo Police department

October 30, 2021

You are missed and in our thoughts

Scott T
High School Friend

October 30, 2020

Thank you for serving and protecting. Thinking of your family today.

G. Birkholz Mother of
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

October 30, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Shields.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2019

My father Captain Krug (retired- D district) has spoken of you and your character. I remember watching the news and thinking this is what a real hero looks like. Because of officers like you my children get to see there grandfather. One day I will wear the shield outside of the navy and carry on your legacy. We are eternally in your debt.

US Navy Corrections.

July 13, 2019

Jimmy, sorry I didn't say hello last year. My bad. Hope all is well in Heaven. You'd have 23 years on if you were still with us. Hopefully the pension in heaven is better there then the one down here.
Until next year bro.....

Buffalo Police

October 30, 2018

God bless you and watch over your family.

PO Bowen
Buffalo Police Department

April 12, 2018

Lest we forget the sacrifices of others so we can live a life free in peace and safety.

Retire PO

October 30, 2017

Jimmy it's been 15 yrs. Without you sure miss you Buddy! Welcome Craig with your wit & humor. I know you watch over us and have our backs from above.

Police Officer Tim Wagner
Buffalo Police Dept. NY

October 23, 2017

Remembering you today . Rest In Peace officer shields , you are never forgotten. You are a hero to all in our city . Thank you for your sacrifice , it's not forgotten

Buffalo firefighter Jerry Nappo
Buffalo fire department

October 31, 2016

Rest In Peace P/O shields , you are not forgotten on this day. You were a true hero to the citizens of buffalo NY !

Buffalo firefighter Jerry Nappo
Buffalo fire department

October 31, 2016

Not sure what made me think of looking this up today. Its certainly not that i just now thought of you.... i do that everyday. I miss you my friend... today, tomorrow and always... Forever in our hearts. xoxox


July 20, 2016

this is your brother bob i miss u to all buffalo police thanks for your support we are behind you


February 5, 2016

Didn't forget you Jim, just running a little late this year. Hope you are keeping a close eye on us. Nobody else seems to care for us much these days, but I know you have our backs. Rest easy Jim...
Until next year.

Co-worker -Buffalo Police dept

November 9, 2015

13 years today. Rest in peace my dear son. You are in our hearts always

Jeannette Shields

October 30, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Shields and his family. He may be gone but not forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 29, 2015

Love and missing you, always!!! Can't believe in a couple months you will have been gone for 13 years... Wow, where does the time go??? Seems like just yesterday you were cracking silly jokes and just being you- SILLY.
XOXOX R.I.P. Uncle Jimmy


August 31, 2015

Its been 12 years now Jim. Hard to believe . I remember the last call we were on together. A fight call at The Colonie. Then the next day, you were gone. Seems like just yesterday and yet, so long ago.
Be at Peace Jim.
until next year.......

Buffalo Police

October 30, 2014

My dear son is gone 12 years today. OuR FAMILY will remember his smiles, his jokes and his gentle ways.
Rest in peace dear son. We miss you.

Jeannette Shields
wny cops

October 30, 2014

You've been gone now longer then I knew you. Still, you are not, and will not be forgotten.
Your boys are so big now ( as I'm sure you know). I am sure you are as proud of them as they are of you.Hope all is well" Up There" brother.
Until next year........

Fellow Officer
Buffalo Police Dept

November 2, 2013

Just listened to Jimmy's mother speak at a training. She is an amazing woman and mother. God bless Jimmy's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service and sacrifice brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

August 15, 2013

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