Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Jimmy Darrell Wooley

Faulkner County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 5, 2003

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Reflections for Detective Jimmy Darrell Wooley

God speed, warrior. You were destined for greater things. God bless your family and friends.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Though I never knew you personally, my friend who lives in Conway did. He said that you were one of the most incredible persons that he had ever met. Your death was sudden & tragic, we prey that you are finding peace & tranquility in heaven.

Rest in peace fellow brother. We're not going to forget about you.

Deputy J. Bozeman
Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

To be brief and to the point I would just like to send my condolences to the family, friends, collages, and any other individual that officer Wolley touched in his own specail way.
I know from a previos experience that this "Angel In Blue" will be sadly missed and he is there to watch over all of us just as our fallen sister, Kelli L. Lamert is doing at this time.Let it be known that no officer will forget the men and women who choose this as there career, and with out them what would the world be like?Thank you officer Wolley for doing your job and my upmost respects shall always be with you.

Auxilary Patrolman James E Hamblin
Wellston Police Department

God bless the family,friends and co-workers of Detective Jim Wooley. Rest assured he is in a much better place.

God bless him

Patrol Ofc R.Gomez
Pinecrest Police Department,Florida

Rest in peace Brother Jim, you will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Det. Wooley, I am so sad to hear of your loss. No matter how an officer is lost, it feels the same. We lost and hero and my heart is sad. I know words can't take away the pain, I have been there. All I can say is that you are in my prayers. Lean on God and eachother. Live each day to the fullest, for tomorrow is not promised.
I wish you peace!!
Kristi Robinson
Girlfriend of Officer Steve Linen, CA Highway Patrol
EOW 8/12/01

Kristi Robinson
Survivor 2001

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Jim did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Jim be the be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Detective Wooley's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Jim is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Jim was well respected and well loved. Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please take care of my fiance Dennis.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Drakesville, IA)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

Your loss is felt by us all in the law enforcement family. Even though we have never met, it is a bond that few will ever understand.

Ofc. Derrick Hall
St. Petersburg Police Dept Florida





How tragic. We are sorry to hear of your lose. May God bless. Rest in peace blue angel.

private citizen

May the family and friends of Detective Wooley find some comfort in knowing that they are in the thoughts of law enforcement family members worldwide.

Detective Wooley, thank you for your service to the community. You will not be forgotten.

Honolulu Police Dept.

My name is Amie and I am from Buffalo, New York. Although I didn't know Detective Wooley, I can understand how awful you feel, because the day before Halloween of 2002, we, the Buffalo Police Department, lost an officer, and he had a torn aorta just like Detective Wooley, so I know how bad you guys and girls feel. I hope the following poem helps to bring some comfort to you.


The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as brightly as his brass

Step forward now policeman
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek
To my church have you been true?

The policeeman squared his shoulders
And said "No, Lord, I guess I aint"
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a saint

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was rough
And sometimes I've been violent
Because the streets are awfully tough

But I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep

And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand
I never expected or had too much
But if you don't .......... I'll understand

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the policeman waited quietly
For the judgement of his God

Step forward now policeman
You've borne your burdens well
Come walk a beat on heaven's streets
You've done your time in hell

Sincerely Yours,

Miss Amie
Buffalo, New York

Dear Warrior, I'm sadened to know that we have lost another officer in the line of duty. But, you did what you do because you chose it. You chose to walk the thin blue line between warrior and servant and we are grateful for your sacrifice. May God provide your family with swift closure in their loss, and to yourself, swift winds to your next assignment in heaven, as you walk those streets under his command. A huge reward is awaiting you. In the meantime, please watch over us and the remaining peace officers that will continue the watch in your absence. Goodnight sir.

Concerned Military Member

Rest in peace brother. Thanks for serving with us.


God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

Thank you, Detective, for your many years of service. You will not be forgotten and we are all safer because of you.

the shelby county sheriffs office color guard unit salutes you

shelby county sheriff office



This is such a very tragic accident. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends. We will keep you in our hearts and prayers. John 14:27

mother of Fallen Military Police Officer Brian T. Gleason 8/9/2000

Tammy Persin

Detective Jim Wooley,

You time is finished. God speed!!


God speed warrior your shield will shine forever. Your inspiration and dedication will never be forgotten. Respectfully OFC Leach.

Officer Ryan Leach
Grand Blanc Township

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Detective Wooley for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


Deepest sympathy to the family of Det. Jim Wooley.


Our family's prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family of Det. Jim Wooley. Jim and I worked several cases together when I was a detective, and he has always been a very good friend. Jim was one of the most honest and well-respected officers that I have ever known. He believed in his job and took his job very seriously. He believed in justice. He never asked you to do something that he would not do himself. We often had short visits during the day at the office, and Jim would talk about his love for not only his job, but his family (esp. the grandkids!), and his love for his GOD and his church. His life was too short, but his GOD was apparently ready for him to now serve in a higher place. In this day and time, in this line of work, we should be ready to go when our time on earth is up. I know without a doubt that Jim Wooley not only prepared for his cases in a serious manner, but lived his life in a way which prepared him for death. will always be a role model for what a good officer should be! My friend....I will miss you.

Deputy Bob Barham
Faulkner County Sheriff's Office



Tonya Stephenson
Private Citizen, Aston, Pennsylvania

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