Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Melvin Feltis, III

United States Department of Defense - Pentagon Force Protection Agency, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, February 14, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer James Melvin Feltis, III

A Police Officer's Prayer

Lord, I ask for Courage -
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go....

I ask for strength -
Strength of body to protect others, and
strength of spirit to lead others....

I ask for dedication -
Dedication to my job, to do it well,
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe.

And please, Lord,
through it all, be at my side ...

James, the Lord was at your side then and he will continue to be at your side and watch over those you left behind.

Rest in Peace

Trooper S. R. Mittendorff
Virginia State Police

February 16, 2005

Rest in peace sir.

concerned citizen

February 16, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Federal Police Officer
US Mint

February 16, 2005

Thanks for all that you did. Watch over us from Heaven.

Wife of a police officer

February 16, 2005

May God comfort this family who lost a brave man. You are in my prayers.


Chaplain David

February 16, 2005



February 16, 2005

God Bless you friend. May the sun shine warm on you, the grass be always green and the road rise to meet you.

The Road Warriors
USDOE-Transportation Safeguards Div.

February 16, 2005

Rest in peace brother, your shall never be forgotten...

Deputy James Bradford
Bradley County Sheriff Office

February 16, 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

February 16, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of the Plattsburg Missouri Police Dept., we extend our condolences to the family of Pentagon Police Officer James Feltis and the members of the U.S. Pentagon Force Protection Agency.
Rest in Peace.

February 16, 2005

Thank you for your years of service, you are a true hero; may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

February 15, 2005

May God Bless James' family...........Nothing more need be said except we grieve for the loss of a brother and fallen comrade. But our loss pales in comparison to the loss of a the loss of a husband. May comfort in some way find James' family, his friends, and all those whom his life touched. While our hearts swell with anger over yet another senseless tragedy, let us fondly remember James and find comfort where we can. May God bless James' family and his brothers & sisters with the Pentagon Police. God speed James........

"The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion..........."

Senior Trooper JP Flanary
Virginia State Police

February 15, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your many years of service and dedication. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

February 15, 2005

Thank you for your service to your country.


February 15, 2005

Rest in peace Officer Feltis. Your bravery will never be forgotten.

Officer K.A. Lokey
Norfolk Police Department

February 15, 2005

Another brother makes the ultimate sacrifice in the name of all that is good and right. May you rest in peace, brother, and may God bless your family, friends and colleagues. You died as you lived, a hero.

Sgt. Will Hoyt
Bellows Falls, VT PD

February 15, 2005

My heart and prayers are with the wife, daughter, family, friends and coworkers of Officer Feltis. May God be with you all in this terrible time of loss. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

February 15, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Pentagon Police.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of Fallen Officer
Nathan Laurie E.O.W 7-29-04

February 15, 2005

James, you were my friend, as well as a mentor. I did not always like what you told me, but you never lied or held back the truth. Because of that I am a better Officer, and person.

Sgt Richardson
Pentagon Police

February 15, 2005



February 15, 2005

Officer Feltis....thank you for protecting all that is precious to us all....God speed, Sir.....

wife of a Sgt
Macomb County Sheriff Dept, MI

February 15, 2005

Rest in peace our fallen brother, The watch is ours now. Thoughts and prayers to the family and co-workers of Ofc. Feltis.

Broward County Florida Multi-Agency Police Honor Guard

February 15, 2005

Rest Easy Brother James, the Watch is Ours Now and Yours was with Honor. Our Thoughts and Prayers are
with your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.

APD #128
Altoona Police Dept. Altoona, Pa

February 15, 2005

To the family of Officer Feltis,
A year ago and three days I lost my father Cpl. Matthew Alan Thompson. I am 17 years old and my daddy's death is the hardest tribulation I have ever gone through. Even though it has been a year since that tragic day, it still feels as though it was yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God will give you strength. Thank you for your time, Charrlene

Charrlene Thompson

February 15, 2005

Officer Feltis,

Rest now in peace, those left behind will continue to do the right thing to protect our American way of life. Trust in GOD and fear nothing.

You will not be forgotten.

J.E.Deschenes #2552
Newington, CT

February 15, 2005

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