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Police Officer James Mitchell Prince

Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, January 18, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer James Mitchell Prince

As the date nears that you were lost, the thought still crosses my mind of the cold January night. I remember that night as I was going to sleep, hearing your voice on the police scanner, and you stating that you were going 10-61 with a vehicle. A few hours later when I woke to get ready for work,I heard the horrible news of what had happen. Sadly, I had to drive right pass the scene of the crime on my way into work. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for all that you did. May you continue to watch over your brothers and sisters in blue. RIP Sir.

Matthew
Former Brunswick Co Resident

January 14, 2019

He was an amazing man. He was great to work with, and I was better to have had the opportunity to know him as a friend.

K Baldwin
OIEMS

January 14, 2019

Bad memory. He was a friend.

Dispatcher P. E. Pittenger
City of Southport

January 10, 2016

Mitch it's hard to believe the Lord took you up with Him over 10 years ago. I remember being at my in-laws house when I heard the news. I know you were excited to work in BSL full time. I finally went to BLET and have gotten sworn in with Shallotte. Still working at the nuclear plant of course. Can't quit that money. I know you're up there watching over us, one day we'll see each other again. See you soon brother!

Officer John Madden
Shallotte Police Dept.

May 15, 2015

it is 3:30am and i cant sleep. I just realizied it is peace officer day. I thought of you and the bslpd family. Rip.

Detective Sergeant Steve Smith
Stanley PD

May 15, 2015

Mitchell Prince,
I never had the honor of meeting you, but I think about you often. I hear stories about you from your mama and daddy. You would be proud of your son Kyle today, he's an AMAZING man who has stolen my heart. We're hoping to be married soon, and will honor you at the wedding. I wish I would have been able to meet the father who raised the man of my dreams but I know we will meet some day. Your family has welcomed me into their hearts with open arms and I couldn't be more thankful. Please watch over Kyle and I as we go through life, and I promise to always keep you and your memory alive in our home. We've decided that our first born son will carry on your name. James Mitchell Prince II. We will always think of you and promise to make you proud.

With much love,
Anna

Anna Hedges
Girlfriend of Officer Prince's son

April 25, 2015

Mitch on january 16th, you were truly honored by many. Rick Spencer, Chief Brad Shirley, Pastor Sherwood, Mary Stillwell, your friend who loves you so much, and is now starting a Mitch Prince Schlorship fund, to help further educations for police officers. Also Ron Matthews was there and spoke about Cops. Tim Pittman, Tracey Wheeler, Lisa Grainger, Joanne Bowden and so many more of all enforcement. They showed pictures of you, Tim, Lisa, and I we cried and laughed. You were always so full of fun. Everyone still remembers you and still talks about you, I cannot believe it has been 10 yrs. LW is doing fine. Must close but will see you as soon as the Lord allows. Always your Mom. Talk to you later. I have to finish your scrap book. Oh yes Richard White was there also.

Daphine Prince
Mother

February 5, 2015

Mitch . . . I though of you today. For some reason couldn't get that goofy teenager at Ducky T's out of my mind. I did a search on you and found this page that still lets thoughts be shared. YOU were such a special person. Loved by so many. I am sure still missed with every day. I just wanted your loved ones to know that you were still crossing the mind of someone that never knew you as an adult, but will forever keep that image of you as my pesky sidekick during a summer at Long Beach. I wish so much that you could run next door and get me a chocloate shake from the grill . . . I thought about you today. And I thought about the man you became.

Marlene

Friend
Friend

October 13, 2014

TO OUR WONDERFUL SON. MOM AND DAD WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN. KYLE IS A WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN AND STACEY IS SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU WERE A WONDERFUL FATHER. PEOPLE STILL TALK ABOUT YOU. WE HAD YOUR MEMORIAL JAN.17,2014. RON HEWETT CAME TO PAY HIS RESPECTS, AS SO MANY OTHERS.TIM PITTMAN, TRACEY WHEELER AND RICHARD WHITE. OH SO DID LISA GRAINGER.SO MANY MORE. RIP AND LOVE FROM US

MOM,DAD,AND LW
MOM

February 2, 2014

I was reading some old articles about your death today. I wish I had known you. And you should know that you're in my thoughts often. Rest well.

Officer Eric Maynes
Boiling Spring Lakes

April 15, 2013

Officer Prince, You're in my thoughts today. We have the watch from here buddy.

Officer Eric Maynes
Boiling Spring Lakes PD

January 18, 2013

It's a new year and coming close to when you were taken from me. I love you dad and know your watching. Love always your son

Kyle Mitchell Prince
Son

January 1, 2013

Mitch, you don't know how much you are missed. You taught me more than i could have ever taught you. and I remember the things we talked about, and now try to share those things with my officers that I lead now. I may not do everything the "right" way, but I do remember what kind of man you are and how you carried yourself. There is not a day that goes by, that I don't think of you and the things we did. Every year I go to the memorial and take a rubbung of your name from the wall, and wish things could be different. I miss you brother.

Sgt. Dailey
HMPD

January 18, 2012

Mitch,
I may not have known you personally, but I wanted you to know that your memory and commitment live on. Today, not unlike every other, my husband carries you with him, as I know you carry him. You weren't just his brother in blue, you are his brother in heart. Thank you Mitch, for everything you continue to do. You are forever in our hearts and prayers.

K.Dailey

January 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honoed and revered.. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 18, 2012

Officer Prince you are not forgotten, my preyers go out to your family. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 18, 2012

Keep us protected as you look down on us. You were a friend, and a great officer.

Sergeant Steve Smith
Stanley Police Department

December 19, 2011

Mitch and I went to school together and I should have been working that night. Instead, Officer Mike Szendrey was working in my place, acting as shift supervisor because I had not been released from my doctor to return to work after having shoulder surgery! The day Mitch was killed, my doc had told me that i could return to work the following Monday, I begged him to let me return to work that night but he just would not do it. Mike (working in my place) was the first officer to Mitch. As to what was or was not done by Officer Szendrey I can not say, I was not there however, if what has been said happened, I can honestly say that there would not have been a secondary chase and shootout with the suspect, he would have never left the scenes walking or driving! Mitch was a great guy, he loved to cook and he loved his family This was a very tragic event that changed my life. I rank it up there with the killing of office Dee Jones on Bald Head Island, her case was change to a ruling of homicide by a federal judge, i will never believe she killed herself!

Former Sgt, Robert T Willis
Southport Police Dept and High School Friend

November 4, 2011

Mitch,
Not a day goes by that you are not remembered. I hope you are looking down on us all and are proud of the work that we are all doing at the P.D. We miss you greatly.

Captain Curtis Ledbetter
Boiling Spring Lakes P.D.

August 17, 2011

Just got back from D.C. I went to the wall where your name was placed. I can't believe it has been 6 years. You are still greatly missed. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.

Sergeant T. Dailey

May 16, 2011

Officer Prince, we ride bikes thu BSL every year. We all stop at the BSLPD to honor you. Nice bunch of folks you have there. God bless you and your family.

SA Ellen Pierson
US DHS

April 4, 2011

Look at that Mitch! Kyle is beginning his journey to follow in your footsteps. Your legacy will continue with Kyle. We miss you, and are planning another trip to D.C. this year. You will never be forgotten!

Sergeant T. Dailey

March 4, 2011

6 years have gone by and It still feels like it was yesterday I was left with memories and pictures of you. I love you dad and I want to make you proud of me in everything that I'm doing in life. I want you to watch over me in the future because I start my BLET training at the end of the month. I can't wait to see you again.

kyle prince
son

January 18, 2011

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Every time i put this uniform on i say a prayer, and then think back to some of the things that we use to do. You use to tell me that there is good in everyone. I still remember that, and try to keep that in mind when dealing with all that we deal with. can't wait to see you again.

PTL FTO DAILEY

January 18, 2010

I know it is a tough time of year for your family. My thoughts and preyers are with them. You shall never be fogotten Hero. May your legacy live on, and watch over all of us who bear the badge. God bless you, your friends,and especially your family.

LEO
Pennsylvania

December 24, 2009

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