Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain James Edward Myers

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 2004

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Reflections for Captain James Edward Myers

Rest in peace Captain Myers.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 11, 2013

I remember well the day you were laid to rest. I've never seen such a procession with the hundreds of police and members of law enforcement to honor you. At the graveside, your wife wore your shield. You were loved by many and missed by all.

David Williamson
Resident of South Carolina

June 25, 2010

wow! This happened 4 years ago and I am just reading about it now.
What incredible pain you suffered and what incredible inhumanity
you faced! I am so sorry for this great loss. You sound like you were
a wonderful person, just the opposite of the person who caused your
demise. Thank you for your dedicated years of service. You never even
got to enjoy your retirement or live out your final years in peace.
Again, I am so sorry to all who knew and loved you.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

July 18, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

March 17, 2008

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

July 18, 2007

Thank you for your service. Your killer was brought to justice and will not be able to hurt anyone else again. Still missed by all.

July 18, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 10, 2007

How tragic and senseless. Captain, thank you for your service and dedication. You will live forever in memories.

Trooper
Colorado State Patrol

May 11, 2007

Sir, thank you for your many years of service and dedication to the people of Orangeburg!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 3, 2007

Captain Myers you are a hero. Thank you for your many years of service to the citizens of South Carolina. May you rest in peace my brother. May God bless your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

July 18, 2006

May you continue to keep watch over your family, friends, and co-workers from above...always. God bless all of you.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

July 18, 2006

Captain Myers,
I met your lovely wife Amy at the Memorial Service on Monday in Washington, DC. She is a strong woman who honors your memory. To know her is to know something of your own strength and character. Thank you for your selfless service to the people of South Carolina.
Sincerely,
Debbie, mother of Susan Parker, widow of Trooper Jonathan Parker, eow 5/16/2005

Debbie Brewer
friend

May 17, 2006

Capt.Myers, you have been remembered.Rest in Peace.

May 13, 2006

Capt Myers,
It has taken almost two years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Orangeburg. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

April 4, 2006

OFFICER MYERS I WOULD LIKE TO THANKS YOU FOR ALL THE YEARS YOU GAVE TO KEPT THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA SAFE.MAY GOD BLESS YOU .

GILBERT DANIEL

March 31, 2006

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