Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain James Lutz

Waukesha Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, April 28, 1994

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Reflections for Captain James Lutz


You gave your life trying to protect the people of your community. You died a true hero and are now resting in the arms of our Lord forever. You are a true hero.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 20, 2006

Capt, I pause today to honor your memory and supreme sacrifice on the 12th anniversary of your passing. You are a true hero. God Bless and protect your loved ones. Rest in Peace.

Officer Laura Madore
New Bern PD, New Bern, NC

April 29, 2006

Well James, today was a good day for law enforcement. After Ted Oswald's murder conviction was overturned two years ago, his new trial concluded today. He plead no contest to the murder charge and the jury found him sane.
Back to prison he goes to serve two life sentences plus 635 additional years for a variety of charges.

We know that doesn't change anything for your family and friends, but he will never walk the streets able to do to others what he did to you.
May your family find some peace knowing that.
Rest in peace James.

May 18, 2005

I'm ashamed and sorry to hear that the selfish individual who took your life is being allowed a new trial. Thank you again for your hard work and dedication, you will always be remembered!

Police Student/Jason

May 12, 2005

Jim, Your death has caused massive changes in police operations & equipment in S/E Wisconsin. When folks look in the squads and see AR-15's and ask why, we simply say "Remember Jim Lutz & the Oswalds". No questions after that.
Thanks for all the range training opportunities you made for all L/E in the area during your career. RIP.

Sgt. Danny O'Toole
Menomonee Falls P.D. (ret)

January 22, 2005

I remember vividly the day that Captain Lutz was cruelly taken from his family and friends by the Oswalds. They were in my thoughts and prayers 10 years ago, as they are now. I pray that Captain Lutz's family as well as the other officers involved have the support and strength that they need to re-live the incident as it goes back to trial. May God watch over all of them and keep them close during the difficult days yet to come.

Linda - LEO wife and sister of
S/A Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

January 10, 2005

You went to war that fateful day and gave your all. Even in the aftermath LE all over the country has studied and learned from the incident. Your sacrifice was not in vain
Rest in peace brother-Gone but not forgotten.

Walworth Co SO

December 20, 2003

Often is there not a time that people want to see a police officer. Not when they pull them over to ask to watch their speed. Not when they come to their house to do their sworn duty to unphold the laws of this country. And most of all not when that same officer is taksed with the duty to notify them that a tragedy has occurred and a loved one has been lost. But for those of us that share all of these burdens, this only a few things that me may be face with daily. But there never is moments that any of us want to hear the news that another brother in blue or brown was lost in a senseless act of ignorance and violence. Of all of the things that we can and have to stomach this is by far always the hardest. Although I never knew Captain Lutz we can only imagine the man that he was and will always be in the memories of all that knew him. My most heart felt condolensces go out to his family. And to the fallen officer, rest easy sir your watch is over we take it from here in your memory and honor


Today I watched a special on bank robberies. Covered in the program was Captain Lutz's death.
I felt that I should give my condolences to his family.


Rest in Peace Your time here will not be forgotten but Honored

Aston, Pennsylvania

Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen

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