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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



January 19, 2005

Ofc. Mithchell is a true American Hero. God Bless his family and may he rest in peace. Ofc. Mitchell has completed his duties to this country. May we all remember him as we continue doing what we have been called to do.

Chief Roger Green
Kibler Police Department Kibler Arkansas

January 19, 2005

Godspeed Officer Prince. May your family find peace and comfort in our Lord.

Police Officer
Newton PD NC

January 19, 2005

My deepest sympathy to the family, fellow police officers and friends of Officer Prince. I pray God will bless you and give you the strength you will all need to keep going on.

Officer Prince, rest in peace! We will never forget you nor will we ever forget any of your brothers and sisters that have gone before you.

Rosa Waters
Mother of Michael Waters
EOW: September 11, 2003

January 19, 2005

All our hearts go out with the family of officer Prince. It is a very sad day for all when we hear of a fellow brother lying down his life to protect others. Job well done my friend, It's on now for you to the golden streets where you will await us all. God speed my friend and God bless your family.

poII, T.G. Vincent
Asheboro City PD

January 19, 2005

I cruised the freeways, far and near,
and patrolled the highways long.
I assisted those in need of help,
and tried to right the wrongs.

I knew my job put me at risk,
thus faith came into call;
I never drove without the Lord.
He was with me through it all.

I didn't want to leave you,
but God said that I must go.
So, I held your love inside me,
and let my spirit flow.

Tell my family, and my friends,
that everything's okay;
Up here a deputy uses wings,
to cruise the Great Highway.

Teach my children to be proud,
and to not live life in fear.
Tell them Daddy's still on watch,
and that I am always near.

And you, dear wife, remember, please
that true love never dies.
What lives today, within the heart,
lives on in Paradise.

Author: Janice Winslow Harper


January 19, 2005

A fine man, a fine father, a fine police officer who gave it all. You will be missed, why did this have to happen? Rest in peace brother, JUSTICE will be served, we promise.

Deputy Sheriff
Brunswick County, North Caroilna

January 19, 2005

Officer Prince,

I am so saddened to hear that yet another NC officer has lost his life so tragically at the hands of a senseless teenager. The hearts of your family members must be filled with so much sadness, pain, heartache and, above all else, anger. May they find peace in knowing that you are in the arms of our Heavenly Father and the two of you are watching over them day and night. I pray for strength and comfort for your wife and children. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Angela Tucker
Neice of Deputy Mark Tucker, EOW 2-12-04

January 19, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State Police we extend our condolences to the family of Officer James Prince and the members of the Boiling Spring Lakes Police department.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

January 19, 2005

I pray that your family and friends find strength and comfort in the heart felt reflections left by your extended Law Enforcement family and supporters. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming, "Go rest high on the mountain!"

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

January 19, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Prince's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. My husband was 35 when he was killed and we too have 2 small children. I wish I could say words to help you but only God above can see you through this. May God be with you. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

January 19, 2005

Our thoughts and Prayers are with James , his family and friends as we mourn his sacrifice . GOD BLESS.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

January 19, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

January 19, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of Industry Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Prince. Having lost Deputy Michael Arruda this past year (EOW 06-15-04), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort from knowing your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

January 19, 2005

The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the Onondaga County Deputy Sheriffs' Police Association are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer James Prince.

Onondaga County (NY) Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 19, 2005

May god bless and carry his family through this.

Police Department

January 19, 2005

RIP brother


January 19, 2005

May God bless Officer Prince, His family and Department.
Godspeed Brother, Rest in peace!

Officer D. Gowans
Williston P.D. Williston Vermont

January 19, 2005

I am saddened to learn of another fellow North Carolina Law Enforcement Officer's death. May God bless Officer Prince's family and friends. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy G.Stevenson
McDowell County

January 19, 2005

Rest in peace brother, you have gone to a better place.

Deputy James Bradford
Bradley County Sheriff Office, TN

January 19, 2005

Thank you brother for your service

God Bless

Deputy M. Ranfranz
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office

January 19, 2005

I would like to give my deepest sympathy to the family and the people of Boiling Springs, I have worked at an agency where I lost a co-worker and it is a very hard thing to deal with.
I pray for you and your families.

Dean Chrismon

Telecommunicator Dean Chrismon
Wake County Sheriffs Office

January 19, 2005

On Oct. 13, 2001 our family was brought to our knees, just as you have been today. We still can't believe it will be 4 years in Oct. Dwight left a wife and 4 small kids. But one thing we have grown to appreciate is the COPS family, find yours and lean on them, they are there for you and your kids. May God bless you and yours. and may God hold your loved one in the palm of his hand.
Ann Woodrell relative of Sheriff Dwight Woodrell Jr. EOW 10/13/01

Ann Woodrell

January 19, 2005

Our deepest thoughts and prayers are sent to the family and friends of Officer Mitchell. God bless you Officer Mitchell, for your ultimate sacrifice to protect the citizens. Your name will now be remembered as being an ultimate hero. Our thoughts and prayers also lie with the officers of the Boiling Springs Lakes police Department. We feel your loss brothers and sisters, and know that officer Mitchell will continue to serve, with Saint Michael at his side.

Uniform Service Division
Mason County Sheriff's Office - Ludington MI

January 18, 2005

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