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

Today was the 2nd day of trial for the person that took your life. Yesterday and today we hear witness accounts on what happened to you that cold January night a year ago. I see the cross of where it took place almost everyday when I travel down Hwy 87. We hear of the struggle this person put you through, but yet he was so cold hearted and didn't care about anything. But yet he took a piece of our community away from us that night. May you rest and peace my brother in Christ. May the lord hold your family tight in his hands, in this time of heartache as they set in the courtroom hearing to what happened to you that night. God Bless You and Thank You.. I'll see you in heaven someday..

Brother in Christ

March 21, 2006

To Officer Mitch Prince and his loved ones:

On this the fourteenth month after your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is still with your family and I look forward to meeting them in D.C. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

Mitch, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Officer Mitch Prince. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Mitch gave to his community and the citizens of Califonia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 18, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 9, 2006

I am thinking of you and your family during this time and sending my love and support.

Linda Rittenhouse
Mother of Officer Matthew Rittenhouse
E.O.W. 9/16/04

February 21, 2006

This morning I saw on the news that your killer's first day of trial is today in Columbus County. For the longest time this morning, I actually wished I had been called for jury duty. I lost someone near and dear to my heart a year and a half ago, Shane Miller EOW 05/15/2004. I hope that our "wonderful" justice system will not fail your family as it did Shane's. I understand that anything that happens to that monster will not bring you back. I just hope that his life is taken from him in one form or another. I know your family is going to find it very hard to relive that awful night. I hope that somehow you and God can guide them and offer some bit of peace as this trial moves forward.

Mrs. Prince, take comfort in knowing Mitch is watching over you and your children. He is "only away", never forgotten.

Christy B. Ward
2189, EMT-Paramedic

February 13, 2006

It's been a year already. Every morning when I take my daughter to school, i see the memorial at the scene. I keep remembering that night and wondering what if I hadn't been called out of the area. Maybe I could have been and prevented it. Maybe the outcome would have been different. I do find peace in knowing that God works in mysterious ways and its not up to me to figure that out. I do know you are in Heaven and you will always be remembered and respected for your service to the community. I know there are 2 words we as officers dont hear enough. THANK YOU MITCH!

Assigned Dist 3 2005-01-18

January 31, 2006

Officer Prince was a well respected and well-known man. His family that has been left behind are deep in my thoughts and prayers.
I prayer for my dad's safety everyday and every man out there in blue.
When you put your life on the line every day you never know what may or may not happen. Officer Prince had no idea of his fate and he will never be forgotten. Now Mitch is watching over all of his fellow brothers...

daughter of a Chief

January 27, 2006

On the one year anniversary of your death, I will pray for your wife and children, I have been where you are. In Dec of 1999, I lost my husband to an auto accident during a police chase. The men who caused the accident are in jail now for life. I know how hard the first year is without your husband and father to be with you in special times and the first Chrismas without him. The trial coming up will be hard. I know I know the pain you are going through, It is hard to explain to your children that their daddy is not coming home and the pain of that knock on the door in the middle of the night, and the ride to the hospital, when you just pray the whole time. God will be with you the entire way, just give all of your problems to Him and He will take care of you. You will see your husband and father again in Heaven, where he is waiting for you.

January 18, 2006

To the family my prayers are with you on this day, I know how hard this day is, not that any of them are easy anymore. The one thing I decided to do is say that it was Clint birthday in Heaven, so Mitch this is your first birthday in Heaven.
Mitch you are a true hero, and I will never forget you.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 18, 2006

Officer Prince,
It was one year ago today that you were taken from your family and friends by a coward of a man. Please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten and you will forever be remembered as a hero.
Rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

January 18, 2006

Officer - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as they honor you on the 1 yr. anniversary of your tragic death..continue to watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

girlfriend of a dpd
detroit, mi

January 18, 2006

It will be one year that James was called away from duty. I know that year has been a nighmare for his family and loved ones. James, keep watch over your loved ones, wrap your wings around them in an attempt to help relieve some of their grief. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

January 17, 2006

To the family of Officer Mitch Prince,
My son Jay was also killed by gunfire as he worked to protect the community. January 18 would have been his 36th birthday, and I was very saddened to read of Mitch's death on that day last year. On the first anniversary of his death, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mitch was a true hero and I remember him with deep respect and gratitude for his bravery and service to all of us. May he rest in peace and know the joy of God's kingdom.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

January 15, 2006

Brother Prince,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle

December 2, 2005


We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 29, 2005

God Bless the family of PO James Mitchell Prince.

Dan D'Allara
NYPD 9/11 LODD Family

November 9, 2005

Its hard to believe that you have been gone for almost 1 year. I see the cross and flowers along Hwy 87 everyday that marks the spot that you entered into Heaven. May your memories continue to live among us. May God Bless your family and continue to help them in this time of hurt.


November 2, 2005

I have many memories of serving with this man who was so proud to serve his Lord, and his community. I was there on your first day. I was there when you served. I was there when your killer was apprehended. I was there as your family and friends grieved, and I was there as you were laid to rest. Now I know that you will be with me every time I step out of my cruiser. Rest in Peace, Brother.

A brother in blue
District 3, Brunswick County

September 29, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Mitch Prince and his fellow officers:

I wanted to extend my deepest condolences to all of you for the grievous loss you suffered when Mitch was so brutally murdered. His valor and bravery will be forever remembered. I know this loss really affects not only his agency but the surrounding agencies who serve back up for each other. My brother lived on Oak Island for many years and I always enjoyed visiting that part of the coast.
I hope that justice prevails for Officer Prince, his family, his department and his will not bring him back, but it is still sorely needed.
To his family, I know they will be embraced by a circle of love and support from the law enforcement community and other police survivors. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg, CA Police Department when he was fatally shot on April 23, 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Our family shares your agony and we grieve for you. My son Larry and I were born in North Carolina and most of our family still lives there, thus I was especially sorry to see that this tragedy had befallen a North Carolina officer. This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Prince gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and family made in the line of duty.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer

August 24, 2005

Officer Mitchell,
I never met you, but my heart goes out to your family. My brother in law died by gunfire a 9 days after you. I believe you are too a hero and God created you to protect and show others the selfless of an officer.

I pray for your family that the Lord gives them peace until they can see you again in heaven.

God bless


July 13, 2005

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.

He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what

they represent.

He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his

community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.

He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.

He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became

frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.

He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he

never wavered.

He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He longed for his family during the long hours.

He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely

weekends,holidays and midnights when they were apart.

He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling

and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.

He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.

He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the

people he served.

He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to

be the best he could be.

He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.

Written by - Lt. William Smith

My prayers are with Officer Prince's family and friends...Thank you for Protecting and Serving our country with your honorable duties of being a Police Officer.

A Rookie
Beautiful Carolinas

June 30, 2005

you are a true hero! have fun in heaven..

June 13, 2005

Pam and family,
Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers daily. I understand the journey you are on and have found that since NPW where Mark's name was inscribed on the wall of heroes, that the healing process has really begun. I think knowing there are other spouses out there who really understand what you are experiencing and can support you along the way. Know that I am here for you at any time. Hope to see you June 25th in Wilmington!

Trisha Tucker Survifor

June 8, 2005



May 30, 2005

Pamela it was so nice to meet you today at the NC Police Memorial. I look forward to getting to know you better as we share our tears and our laughter together. If you make DC this weekend call me on my cell! I know your husband like mine was a dedicated officer and is sorely missed by his department!

Trisha Tucker, wife Mark Tucker EOW 2/14

May 10, 2005

Mitch, I still think about you every day since you were tragically taken away from this world. I just can't believe that you are gone. You were loved by many and will truly be missed. I will never ever forget you.


May 4, 2005

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