Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James C. McBride

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, August 10, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer James C. McBride

On behalf of the members of the Sutherlin Police Department, I send to you, our heartfelt condolences and prayers in your time of sadness. May your fallen officer’s legacy live on in the memories of his friends and family. Rest now brother, after a job well done. We’ll take it from here.

Cpl. Justin Marquis
Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin, OR

August 13, 2005


Reserve Deputy Enriquez
MCSO Montgomery County TN.

August 13, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer McBride; may he rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO Wife and Sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11/05/04

August 13, 2005

My deepest condolences to the family and friends.
Take heart in knowing that James' passing will never be forgotten.

Paul DiGennaro, Corrections Officer
NYS Dept of Correctional Services

August 13, 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"


August 13, 2005

RIP Jim. The world lost a great guy and a great cop with your passing. I'll miss your stories about Sursum Corda and the enthusiasm for your work which your writing reflected.

Ofc. Brett Bocian
North Slope Borough PD

August 13, 2005

I didn't know James personally, but he was a member of an online lawenforcement community I belong to. His last entry reads, "Wish me luck in Mountain bike class this week." If his friends or family are reading this, please check his livejournal account. Many of us who liked him are writing messages there too. It's so sad and senseless. A young man gone, who was so proud of his job and very fun and caring. My deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends and colleagues. James, may you rest in peace and watch over us all. God Bless you.

L. Ambrose (an LJ "friend")
Wife of Burbank Police Officer (CA)

August 13, 2005

Officer McBride, thank you for your years of service. My thoughts and prays are with your family, friends, and the Metropolitan Police Department. I salute you, may your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

August 13, 2005

My deepest sympathies to your family. You had the dedication that made you one of the best I'm sure. Thank you for your committment. Rest in peace brother.

Narcotics Sergeant
Arizona Choir Boys LEMC Reg. IV President

August 12, 2005

You were a great officer, and a true credit to MPD in your short time with us.
I'm glad I had the opportunity to know you, and wish I'd had more chances to work with you at 1D.
You will never be forgotten.

Officer Joshua Strassman

Ofc. Joshua Strassman
Metroplitan Police Department District of Columbia

August 12, 2005

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank You For Your Service.

God Speed!

US Park Police D-5

August 12, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer McBride's Family, He gave his life to protect the life of others. His sacrafice will not be forgotten. Godspeed Brother, We will take it from here.

May you rest in peace

Correctional Officer
California Department Corrections

August 12, 2005

officer Mcbride Thank you for serving our community and our nation. My Prayers are with you, you Family and our big Family at MPDC.

Police officer Wife (mpdc)

August 12, 2005

Rest in Peace Officer Mcbride, My thoughts and Prayers are with your Family and Friends. God Bless you.

Police officer Wife

August 12, 2005

Rest in peace, thanks for your service.

Special Agent Ron Lewis

August 12, 2005

We will pray for you and your family Officer McBride. Rest in peace..


August 12, 2005

Rest in Peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent

August 12, 2005

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life, as I travel through eternity
As I long to hear Him say, "you have done well my son"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

(Author Unknown)

Deputy Robert Cooley
Frederick County Sheriff's Office, VA

August 12, 2005

What's to say Brother. You gave your all and we are grateful for your service and dedication to duty. Be 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.

August 12, 2005

On August 10, 2005 a hero was lost on earth, and gained in heaven. Just reading posts from your fellow officers, shows what kind of officer you were. Ofc. McBride your watch is now over, let us take care of the work. Please watch over your brothers in blue, as we work to making this world a safer place.

God speed brother!

Police Officer
Annapolis, Maryland

August 12, 2005

May God bless and guide the family, friends and coworkers of Officer McBride. My heart and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Officer McBride and thank you for your protection and service.

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

August 12, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Mc Bride, his good deeds to his community will always be remembered. May God bless you.

Sgt. Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

August 12, 2005

McBirde I'll never forget the hat and the shirt at papering. You were a 10%. Rest in peace brother.


August 12, 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.

Tonight, August 11, 2005 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Police Officer James McBride 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 McBride’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

August 12, 2005

We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Officer McBride.

James has family here is Massachusetts, and his loss is felt deeply.

Officers and members
Somerville, MA Aux. Police Department

August 11, 2005

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