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

RIP Officer Feltis. Blessings and prayers go out to your wife, daughter and fellow officers. You fought so hard to come back to us...keep that strength as you watch over us brother. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again...

Police Officer
Montgomery County Police

February 15, 2005

Each time an officer falls in the line of duty we all loose a part or ourselves. We lost a brother and must carry on. May we grow closer to our brothers and sisters who are still with us because we never know what the day may bring. He is with God and may God be with us all.

Cpl Lynda DeBiccari
Department of Defense Police

February 15, 2005

Our prayers go out to your family and friends. You will always be remembered as a TRUE HERO!! Please watch over your brother and sister Officers and protect them from the evil of this world....Rest In Peace, Brother.

Patrol Officer
Middletown PD CT USA

February 15, 2005

Our prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace my friend.

The Men and Women of the Foreign Missions Branch
U.S. Secret Service/UD

United States Secret Service - Uniformed
Foreign Missions Branch

February 15, 2005

My prayers are most definitely with all of those who this officer left behind. It's a hard road to walk once an officer is taken from your life, but one day somehow it gets a little bit easier to smile and remember the happy times he gave you along the way. We have all heard that "everything happens for a reason" and even though we may not ever fully know or understand or accept that reason, we can rest assured that these heroes are all patrolling the streets of Heaven. To Officer Feltis' wife and daughter, I cannot fully understand your pain, but unfortunately I have an idea. My fiancee was killed almost 2 years ago now at the age of 20. I'm sure it's not any easier regardless of how long you had your officer. Just know that you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. People will ask you how you are doing, and you won't know how to respond to that question. The only answer is that you are alive, and figuring out day-by-day, minute-by-minute how to carry on with life as the rest of the world zooms by. Take care of yourselves and try to smile a little bit more every day. He would want you to. God bless you.

Jessi Garger
Fiancee of P.O. Cole Martin E.O.W. 4/25/03

February 15, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


February 15, 2005

May you rest in peace.

LEO Wife

February 15, 2005

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, February 15, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer James M. Feltis III who died in the line of duty just yesterday.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Feltis' sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

February 15, 2005


As a friend and former co-worker, I want to thank you for the opportunity to have known you and to have worked alongside you.

From the moment I learned of the assault against you, I have prayed for you and your family. These prayers go on today and will continue to do so. My deepest sympathy goes out to your wife and daughter and the rest of your family on their loss.

It was a pleasure to have talked with you at the last FLEOA meeting and catching up after not having seen you for a while. I reflect back on that meeting and thank God that we had the chance to reminisce.

God Speed James, be confident in that fact that you certainly made a difference in this world, not only through your work, but also through the wonderful family you have.

Rest in Peace Brother,

Inspector Robert Saunders
United States Marshals Service

February 15, 2005

Rest in peace, brother. Our prayers are with your family. As you watch over them and us all from the Heavens, we shall continue doing what you have done best.

February 15, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and coworkers of officer Feltis. It is such a tragedy to lose yet another fine officer.

Marion, Ohio civilian

February 15, 2005

Rest in peace brother .

Herndon P.D.

February 15, 2005

Our deepest sympathy in the loss Officer James M. Feltis III. A family lost a father, a wife lost a husband, a department lost a dedicated officer and America lost a protector. Rest in Peace

Ted Sjurseth
America's 9/11 Ride Foundation, Inc

February 15, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Feltis III. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

February 15, 2005

I drive by the Pentagon everyday to and from work. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Joe Lowry
Cherrydale VFD, Arlington, VA

February 15, 2005

A officer doing his job, not knowing that the car was driven by a EVIL madman whos true motives we may never know. May he pay the ultimate price. May god grant the family strenght, as someone who spent the last month with a critical family member i know the pain but being with them during this time makes a difference. A greatful nation will be forever in your debt.

Cpl Gary E Mintz, Traffic Enf Director
Henderson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

February 15, 2005

Thank you for your service and sarifice. You will not be forgotten.

Fairfax Police Department

February 15, 2005

I pray your family and friends find strength and comfort in the reflections left by your extended family. Know that you are never forgotten! May your spirit have a joyous homecoming, “Go rest high on the mountain”!

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

February 15, 2005

May God bless and comfort Officer Feltis' wife, child, family, friends and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Psalm 55:22

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

February 15, 2005

On behalf of the Metro Transit Police Department our sincerest condolenses to your family. As a former co-worker, I had the pleasure of working with you at DPS for a year before I left the department. Although it was 12 years ago, I still remember your smiling face as you greeted me each morning during the change of shift. You will be missed.
"...And I say, Had I but wings like a dove, I would fly away and be at rest."
Rest in peace my friend.

Sgt. Jennifer Gilchrist

Sgt. Jennifer S. Gilchrist
Metro Transit Police Department

February 15, 2005

Farewell for now Brother...thank you for your service, dedication and faithfulness to duty. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

February 15, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 15, 2005

On behalf of the Detroit Chapter of the FBI Agents Association I send along my sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers of PO James M. Feltis II. May they find comfort from Jesus during their time of loss. Romans 13:4 NIV.

Special Agent Darin L. Paul

February 15, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God", Matthew 5:9. Thank you Officer Feltis for your service and your sacrifice. Rest easy brother you have done your duty with honor, you now patrol heavens beat. May God bless your family.

Officer Steven Gau
Miamisburg, OH. Police Dept.

February 15, 2005

Rest well sir, your dedication and sacrafice will never be forgotten. You will always be remembered.

Tpr. D McGuckin
Michigan State Police

February 15, 2005

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