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

Heya Jim...
After you died, I got a kitten and named him Dante. I remember our first 2 conversations -- the first being when you said that if I ever saw an animal locked in a car and in distress to just call you directly, the second one being that everyone thought you looked like Dante from the movie "Clerks." Every morning Dante licks my face to help me wake up. I still have the crappy tv you gave me. The colors still don't look right, and while I can afford a new TV, I don't want one. I remember the times I cooked for you, the times we talked about me being a cop, I remember how often you wanted me to come clean your apartment (lazy bastard!). I walk by Buca di Beppo, and remember all the great times sitting at the Pope's head table. I pass by 18th and M where we... well, you know. The thing is that even after all these months, I miss you every day and wonder what my life would have been like if things went differently after cooking you chicken parmesan. I love you, always will. I'm going to do this. And on the day i sign up to be an MPD officer, if anyone asks, I'm doing it for you.

February 1, 2006

McBride you were good kid. I could never make it through your district to find something good to eat without seeing your ***...
It was all sh**s and giggles hanging with you at police week(you always thought you were a snappy dresser). From now on we will be raising our glasses to you as they play those bagpipes. Life shouldn't be cut short for the good guys! We love and miss you partner. You will never be forgotten, and as many have said you are a ten percenter! See you in the future friend...

Ofc. Kniffen (Snifffles, and Niff)

December 17, 2005

Brother McBride,

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

Thank you for taking the time to walk me through my first papering process. Most guys wouldn't. You're missed.

Ofc Willis

November 17, 2005

My family would like to extend our deepest heart felt sympathies to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. James McBride. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. We would like to let law enforcement officers everywhere know how much we appreciate them for putting their lives on the line everyday doing their jobs to keep their communities safe. May God watch over and protect each & everyone of you!

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

October 26, 2005

Officer McBride & family... I came in here once before, right after hearing of James death. He had been part of a law enforcement community I belonged to. We were very sad to hear the news, knowing how much he had been looking forward to his week of bike school. Today, through that same community, I heard of the miracle James provided to another person. The gift of his liver to a donor who desperately needed it. I had tears in my eyes as I read the Washington Post article that detailed the events. God Bless to his mother & father who didn't think twice at his wishes. God Bless to James who continued to help those he did not know even after his death. He is truly a hero. I only wish I'd had the chance to know him. Rest In Peace James.

L. Ambrose
Wife of Burbank Police Officer (CA)

October 14, 2005

I new officer McBride since he was in the force. We made many drug bust together. Im proud to have him as a friend.

Officer Johnson Small
D.C. Metro Police

October 1, 2005


September 28, 2005

My deepest sympathy

Massachusetts State Police

September 21, 2005

While it is no consolation for your loss, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer McBride.

While no member of our agency had the privilege to have known him personally, we are certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace officer; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Medicine Lodge Police Department
Medicine Lodge, KS

September 7, 2005

Mcbreezy, You are an inspiration to a lot of people and an extradorinary police officer and an outstanding will be missed but your legacy will be carried on. Thanks for all the good memories and for the back-up..

Ofc. Sipes

September 6, 2005

Your service to your community is appreciated by all of us. May God bless you and the survivors of your family. Rest in peace brother.......

Pennsylvania State Police

September 5, 2005

To an individual whos rightious aspirations were cut short so early in life. The world would have been a better place had you been permised to live. I your relative, must aknowledge today that the length of life granted to me seems so unfairly given. As I live out what ever days God will allow me, I will try to live in a way you would not be ashammed. Rather, with courage, the way you would. The apostle Paul said "run the race as to win"! You Sir were nonstop. God bless you.

Paul Abercrombie

August 30, 2005

Rest in peace Jim.


August 30, 2005

My heartfelt prayers go out to James McBride's Fiancee, family, and friends. I didn't know him in life, but went with my husband and his partner to Officer McBride's funeral, to honor the life of a fallen officer, and an MPD Brother. My husband only knew him through court, and told me of his "Hat with the feather", a hat that apparently he wore everyday. I was moved to tears when it was placed to rest for eternity beside him. During the funeral, I learned about what a devoted officer he was, and what a hard working student he was. It was apparent even to a stranger that he threw himself completely into everything he did, that he truly wanted to make life better for those around him, and those he had sworn "to serve and protect". I could tell that he loved life, and that he was well loved by all that he worked with, studied with and lived with.
To his family, his friends, and the woman who stood beside him, know that you are not alone. We stood beside you on that painful day when you had to say goodbye, and we will be with you when his life is celebrated and his death mourned next May, during National PoliceWeek. You will be in our prayers always. We will be affected each time we see his picture in the station, or see his name on the wall of fallen officers. No officer or officer's family is ever alone, once they've joined the "Brotherhood".
as it says on "The wall" at the National Law Enforcement Memorial, "It's not how these officers died that made them heroes. It's how they lived."

Wife of MPD officer, 3D

August 23, 2005

Officer McBride thank you for your service and dedication. You will never be forgotton. You passed away a day before my Scott's EOW. It's been 3 years now and not a day passes that he is not remembered or loved. Say hi to him for me.

I pray your family and Monica will continue to receive all the support they will need to help them through the hardship of losing you. I hope they will come to know you never truly left. You are always with them everyday in their hearts.

Monica, I wish I have a different means, but myself and a group of girlfriends and fiancee's are here for you. We understand to well the pain you are feeling.

"And I believe that angels breathe, and that lovee will live on and never leave."

Big Hugs,
Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit

August 23, 2005



August 22, 2005

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofc. McBride.

Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!

Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

Gone so young...Gone too soon... My husband passed away in March and life will never be the same... To the family and friends, be strong... time does make it better... there will be ups and downs...but the ups will start to last longer...To the Police Department of this fine officer, don't disappear...stay with this family in the weeks and months to is your duty to hold their hands and help them through... life gets busy and moves on, but for the family, life stands still...the days may pass, but LIFE stands will never know the pain they feel...Yesterday was our wedding anniversary...the hardest day yet since loosing my husband...but I know it will get better...I know we will will survive each other...hold on tight to each other... I grieve for each one of these officers that are taken from our lives every day...I pray for God to protect the others and not take any more...Keep your head held high..."Heroes live forever" may not be able to see him or touch him anymore, but he is with you always...every step of the way!

Chrissy Henley, Wife
Ptl William "Drew" Henley
Suffolk Police Dept, VA

Wife, Ptl W.A.Henley, EOW 3/19/05

August 17, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Metro P.D

Fallen but never forgotten.

Bryan Laurie son of fallen Officer
Nathan Laurie EOW 7-29-04

August 16, 2005

Your fanily, friends and co-workers will be in our prayers. God bless you, your a true hero that gave all.

Alicia Larkins
Wife of Trooper Todd Larkins
E.O.W. 07-08-05

August 16, 2005

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields
And until we meet again, May God hold
you in the hollow of his hand

May God bless you and comfort your family.

Ret. Sgt. AJC

August 16, 2005

My brother, my friend, my partner. May God bless and console you family and friends for the are truly the ones feeling the pain of you untimely departure. Rest in peace.

Ofc. Clement Punter (motor)
Univ. Central Florida Police Department

August 16, 2005

You were with us for far too short a time, and you will be missed. My only regret is that I didn't take the time to know you better. I know you're in a good place but I wish you were still here.


August 16, 2005

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