Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

To the Family of Officer Prince,
I am saddened to hear of another officer taken from us far too early in life and I wish to send my deepest condolences to you all.

To the Officers of Boiling Spring Lake Police Department: There are no words that can say how you are feeling right now, the loss of a brother officer is the worst part of our daily duties just rest assured Officer Prince is now protecting the great streets of heaven.

To Officer Prince: Your watch is over now let your brother and sister officers take it from here now as you patrol the streets of heaven and please tell Melissa we said Hi.

Robert Thornton Friend of
Officer Melissa Foster EOW 12/04/04

Robert Thornton Friend of Officer Meliss

January 18, 2005

A strong debt of gratitude to you for your service.

My deepest thoughts go to your family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time.



January 18, 2005

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 Officer Prince 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.

January 18, 2005

Godspeed my brother!

Dave Genton
Former Patrol Officer

January 18, 2005

GOD bless you and your family Officer Prince. Rest in eternal peace and glory for no man can harm you now! We'll all meet again in a much better place than this!

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Florida

January 18, 2005

We are saddened by your loss. Please know your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest easy now.....

Ryan & Amy Caldwell
Marion, Ohio

January 18, 2005

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)


January 18, 2005

Another tragic and senseless loss of a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. Your wife, children and friends are in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless you Sir


January 18, 2005

Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Matthew Goodin
San Francisco Police Department

January 18, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE *** Sent to you by the father of Detective J.D.Koeppen, Raleigh North Carolina; Trooper D.C.Koeppen, New Jersey State Police and Patrolman A.M.Koeppen, Wilmington North Carolina.

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

January 18, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve and work for the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer James Mitchell's family, friends, and co-workers with the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department.

Rest in peace our brother in blue the watch is ours now.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

January 18, 2005

A faithful young officer is laid to rest...

He takes his place among the best.

Respects were paid from near and far...

Dispatcher's called out with emotions high...

Officer Prince took his place patrolling in the sky.

Father, Husband, Brother, Son and Friend...

One day they will all be together again.

A life cut short and we can only ask why...

As the pipes played, we tried not to cry.

Tears were shed and throats were tight...

He was laid to rest in bright sunlight.

A tribute so grand, fit for a king...

Heartstrings pulled as we heard them sing.

As the bagpipes played Amazing Grace...

Tears welled up and ran down our face.

21 gun salute honored this man...

His soul delivered to God's Hand.

The Brotherhood of blue in numbers so strong...

Joined by the badge and yet a family all along.

They will continue to be involved to call and to care...

If ever a problem, they will be there.

Princes family must know they are never alone...

Officers call them one of their own.

With heavy hearts James Prince was laid to rest...

Not just one of many, but one of the very best.

***Credit given to Judith Pelle
Beaumont Emergency Room***

Officer David Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

January 18, 2005

As a fellow nightwalker I truly understand the dangers of what we do...
I will hold you and your family in my prayers...

the fighting 11

January 18, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Mitch, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

January 18, 2005

Your loss is felt across this entire country. God bless, and may you rest forever in heavenly peace. Your wife and little ones will be in our thoughts and prayers. You lived your life as a selfless hero, and now, you are receiving your reward in the presence of God and all others who have gone before you. Keep a watchful eye on those you left behind, and God Bless the men and women on the thin blue line.


January 18, 2005



January 18, 2005

God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. You will never be forgotten by your police family.

St. Louis City Police

January 18, 2005

sorry for your loss we will pray for your department and your family god bless

deputy jamey dunbar
sullivan county sherriffs office Tn

January 18, 2005

Rest well my Brother. You have earned it.

sergeant brian burton
fort wayne indiana

January 18, 2005

I worked the midnight shift last night and while I was many, many miles away from Officer Prince's location I wish I could have been there to back him up.
No matter where we are or were we come from, The law-enforcement family sticks together and we carry on in remembrance of our lost brothers and sister's.
May God bless Officer Prince, His family and Department.
Godspeed Brother, Rest in peace!

Deputy Sheriff

January 18, 2005

Rest in Peace Officer Prince. Your services to your community will live on... Always.

Philip Salamone - EMT
Kutztown Ambulance

January 18, 2005

Thank you for proudly wearing the uniform and for your ultimate sacrifice. I hope your family finds peace at the end of the journey they have begun. May they never walk alone in their pain.

Sara Winfield
Wife of Brandy EOW 10/14/04

January 18, 2005

Rest in Peace, Brother. You have served this world well and proven yourself a true hero. The sacrifice you made will not be forgotten. Your family and your Department will remain in our prayers. As you begin your new beat in Heaven, please watch over your family and keep them safe. We will continue to carry the sword until we are called to join you and all those who are serving Above.

A Squad
Woodbridge CT PD

January 18, 2005

People don't understand that a part-time officer faces the same dangers as our full-time counterparts. As a part-time officer, I am aware every day of the risks that we face. Thank you for performing your job the best you could. You, and your family, are in my thoughts.

Officer Eric B. Beyer
Duncannon Borough Police Department, PA

January 18, 2005

Somebody Killed an Officer today and a part of America died. A piece of our country he swore to protect will be buried with him at his side. The Madman that killed him will stand up in court, with counsel demanding his rights, While a young widowed mother must work for her kids, and spend many long, lonely nights. The beat that he walked was a battlefield too, Just as if he'd gone off to war. Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast, To his name they will add a gold star. Yes, Somebody killed a Officer today, In your town or mine. While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors, A Officer Puts his life on the line. Now his ghost walks the toughest beat in the nation, and he stands at each new Rookie's side. He answered the call, of himself gave his all, and a part of America died. God Bless the Man and Woman in Uniform.

Correctional Officer/Wasco, California
California Department of Corrections

January 18, 2005

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