Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James O'Brien

Temple Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 21, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer James O'Brien

Ah my friend ..


November 21, 2020

Many years have come and gone since this day 16 years ago. A friendship never replicated since. You are missed.


November 21, 2019

Rest in peace Officer O' Brien.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

My friend....


November 23, 2018

Miss you always!


November 21, 2018

I was thinking about James today and reflected back to that Friday he died back in 2003. I was at Scott and White ER and had just brought a combative suspect into the ER to be treated and then taken over to the jail. I was caught by one of the nurses we knew and told that a motor officer was being brought in and was in serious condition. I was there when James was rolled in via the stretcher and immediately felt the loss when I saw it was James.

Since that day I have traveled past his memorial and thought about him. I also thought, "...there but for the grace of God go I."

James impacted my life as an officer and ultimately as a man. I think about him fondly and hope that I am able to be half the officer and friend he was.

Special Agent
U.S. Secret Service

August 14, 2018

Many years have come and gone. I miss you friend!


November 20, 2017

This day is the hardest day for me every year. I will always be Thankful that God put u in my life. The Love we shared was like no other I will never understand why he took u from me. My Love for u is as strong today as it was the day we married. I will forever Love u James. I just hope u can feel the Love I have for u. I miss as much today as I did the day u left me. I will forever Love u. All My Love.


November 20, 2017

I always thought I could never do this.Putting all my sorrow and feelings out there for the whole world to see isn't me,but today as I'm missing you so much I feel the need to do so. I know you wouldn't want to see the tears streaming down my face but I can't stop them.I'm missing you as much now as I did the day you had to leave us.It still feels like it was yesterday.I love you with all my heart and am praying I get to hold you once more in Heaven.You were always precious and will ever be precious to me. With all my love, your Mom.

Mrs. Esther O'BRIEN
Temple,Texas Police Department

February 11, 2017

My friend, it has been a long time. You're still missed.


November 22, 2016

You are forever remembered and forever my friend.


November 21, 2015

Today you are all I think about...but then that is every day...I feel you with me no matter where I go...our Grandson Corbin and I talk about you often...even though he never met you...he speaks of you as if he has known you his whole life...all 4 of his little wise years...I miss you so much...if only I could have just one more moment to have you put your arms around me and tell me everything is going to be ok...that's all I ask...but we both know that will never happen on this earth...we always said we would grow old together...but I am growing old alone...I still cry myself to sleep some nights...and some nights I just stare at the old photographs of you and that smile as big as Texas that could light up a room...I will never let your memory long as I am on this will always be alive...ALL MY LOVE...


November 21, 2015

I convinced myself that I was not going to do this anymore...I get upset every time I view this page...but who am I kidding...I stay upset...upset because you left me...I don't understand why...we had a pact...I would go before you...why did this have to still had so much to still had so much life...and just like that you were gone...had I known...I would have never held on to you and never let world was heart is took my heart with you...I LOVED you so much...and even in death I LOVE you more...I will never get over you...11 years...and yet I still hear your footsteps come to my bedside every night...why can't I see you...I feel your presence and can almost feel your breath...but I open my eyes and all I see is are the ONE LOVE OF MY LIFE...I cannot get past you...I will never get past you...all the plans we made...gone...all the LOVE we took with you...I don't know how to live without gave me reason...I put a smile on my face and go about my day as usual...I hide the pain so no one can see...if only they could see inside my dead heart...they could see that my LOVE for you is stronger than ever...I LOVE you James...and nothing or no one can ever take that away...All My LOVE Forever and Always...

Yours Forever

November 23, 2014

Always remembered and forever loved. You've now been gone for as long as I had you as my friend. Wow. ... my friend, you are thought of often and still missed.


November 21, 2014

Officer O'Brien,
My prayers go out to you and your family. You and your family will be in my prayer intentions tonight.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

November 21, 2013

10 yrs, a decade.....some days it seems so long ago. ..other days your departure seems like it was yesterday. I know all friendships are unique but apparently ours was since I've never found another friendship like ours, and certainly not with a member of the opposite gender! This day each year makes me relive the moments of that day 10 yrs ago. I cant help but to look at the clock and count down the time, wanting to call you and tell you to change the course of your day. As the time gets close there's a desperate need to do something to change what cannot be changed. The
time comes and I cant change it... I cant change it....and its rough. However I feel you near sometimes and it makes me feel good, even if the conversation is one-sided and would appear strange to an observer.
I love you my friend!


November 21, 2013

What does it look like in heaven
is it peaceful and free like they say
does the sun shine bright forever
have your fears and your pain gone away

cause Here on earth it feels like everything.. good is missing, since you left
here on earth everything is different, there is an emptiness

I hope your dancing in the sky
I hope your singing with the angels choir
I hope the Angel know what they have
I bet it so nice up in Heaven since you arrived

Tell me, what do you do up in heaven
are you're days filled with love and light
is there music? is there art and invention
tell me are you happy and more alive
cause Here on earth it feels like everything.. good is missing, since you left
here on earth everything is different, there is an emptiness

hope your dancing in the sky
I hope your singing with the angels choir
I hope the angels, know what they have
I bet it's nice up in heaven since you arrived
since you arrived...

Sherry O'Brien
Angelina County Sheriff Department

November 20, 2013

Today has been 10 years...I Love you as much today as I did when I married you...My Love for you will never fade away...My Love for you will never die...Thank you my Love for choosing me and giving me the journey of a Love for you will forever live...All My Love...

Your One True Love

November 20, 2013

Nights like this one remind me of back when we would yap each others ears off. Certain music, certain sounds, certain You had no electricity yet and so we slept in the back seats of each of our trucks just gabbing away. I sure do miss you.....


July 6, 2013

9 years has come and gone and the world is different, yet the same ,since you left it. I miss you. Never before and not since have I had a friend like you. Needless to say, you're still in my thoughts and I wish you were still here!


November 21, 2012

It's been a while since I have been on but I still think of you often. I was laughing the other day and telling some of the jokes you used to pull on me while dispatching........never a dull moment. Love Always!



November 28, 2011

Today has been hard on seems like just yesterday were so happy and so in each moment as if it was our last...little did we know that it would soon be your last...the last words you ever spoke to me were "I think you are the most Beautiful woman I have or will ever know, I love you baby more than you will ever know...see you in 15 min"...I been waiting on that 15 min for 8 years now...will it ever get here...NO...I still wait to hear your voice, to feel your touch, but it never comes...i will FOREVER LOVE YOU JAMES O'BRIEN...I will NEVER FORGET...ALL MY LOVE...

Angelina County Sheriff Dept

November 21, 2011

Wow, so long ago, yet not. Friendship doesnt end with death. This I have learned. So many good memories that now bring a nostalgic, yet saddened, joy. We had alot of fun and I miss you still.


November 21, 2011

James was a friend from when I worked at Temple FD. When I was going through the Police Academy, James would help me with questions about my studies. He parked his bike at our FD and we would sit and visit after he got off duty. He was a great inspiration to me in starting my law enforcement career. I am proud to have known you and more so proud to call you my friend. We lost a great Officer and even Greater Man. I feel better knowing your watching over us still.

Fire Marshal Hal Pagel
Morgan's Point Resort, TX PD

November 7, 2011

you left too soon and I'll always remember you. The last James O'Brien in the you sweetie
aunt marg

margaret obrien downs

May 8, 2011

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