Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Junior Godbee

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 30, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer James Junior Godbee

James was my radio car partner in the 28 Precinct. He was a veteran, a husband, a father, a gentleman and a great friend.

Sergeant Detective Squad, Edward Warren

December 31, 2019

Officer Godbee,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Until we all meet

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 30, 2019

Rest easy my brother. God has taken you away too soon from all if us. Your memory lives on by those who knew and worked with you at the 28th precinct. Always watch over them and your family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 30, 2017

Continue to rest in Peace my brother. Those of us who were there are getting sick. Until we meet.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

December 30, 2016

Officer Godbee,
Sir, on today, the 11th anniversary of your death and as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 30, 2015

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

Hey Bro,
That's who you are to me, still after all these years, my big Bro. I think of you often. Your husband is still suffering from your absence. Your nephews, Emory, David jr., Corey and little Bryce still get so emotional When thinking of you. You spent so much time with them that that all Have their own stories of you. My gosh, just missing you so much. I had gone through an extremely tough time recently, a few years ago. I remembered if Bro were here, this would have never ever happened. You always took care of us. That's why we wear your shield around our neck. You still protect us everyday. We love you Bro and we Miss you like crazy. RIP.

Kay Jones
Sister in law

June 15, 2015

just stopping in to say hey. just remembered the last time I saw you. it was in Japan you where heading to a martial arts class. finally got some early Prince on the stereo in the car.

calvin snelling
friend and Marine Brother

September 11, 2014


Topplez Corporation

July 31, 2014

I went through training with James and remember him as a person who radiated light and had a big smile. Godbee, I will always remember you. My sincerest condolences to his family.

Ret. Det. Louise L. Gomez

July 27, 2013

Officer Godbee,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
a fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2012

RIP. You will never be forgotten for the brave work you did and the wonderful person you were.

Sgt Cunningham 87

December 30, 2012

I remember gym in the Academy. You had your company numbers stenciled on your shirt. I thought you were a genius for doing that. Then in the 028 we became friends. You never forgot our anniversary Class of January 9th 1986. I'll never forget you James. I miss you.

Jo-Ann Avallone
Fellow NYPD Officer

September 6, 2011

I served with James in the Marine Corps. He was one of my first friends after boot camp. we put many miles on the roads of North Carolina together. I searched for many years to find you JJ but I was too late in finding you. Rest in Peace BROTHER.

Calvin Snelling
United States Marine Corps

November 3, 2010

JJ I have looked for you for along time. the time we served together in the Marines was a time I have cherished for all these years. you oped my eyes to many different things. I wish I could have found you before you moved on. Semper Fi my Brother

Calvin Snelling
United States Marine

November 2, 2010

Officer Godbee, thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice, it will never go unforgotten.

J Clendening #407
Glades County Sheriff's Office (FL)

May 23, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. We shall never forget any of our 9/11 heroes and our nation will forever be grateful for your supreme sacrifice.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 30, 2009

Rest in peace . You will never be forgotten. May we remember our enemies who caused the tragic events on 9/11 and bring them all to justice.


December 30, 2009

Dear James, I just wanted to say how proud I am of you and that you are still loved and missed on this upcomimg anniversary of your passing even though you are thought of each and everyday. I miss your funny stories and our coffee clutches.

Peace to all who are missing a loved one.

Love Vanessa & your video game buddies Ammar & Jairus

Vanessa Godbee

November 29, 2009


I remember working Sector Eddie with you many years ago. I remember getting a gun run and thinking this is it, and then you drove the car so slowly. I was talking to Will about that a week or so ago, and we were laughing. Though I'm no longer on the job, I miss your easy smile and calm attitude. I hope you're at peace. It was a pleasure to work alongside you.

Graham Campbell

October 12, 2009

Dear James, although the pain of losing you brother has somewhat subsided I still miss and love you, James I am very grateful to have you for a brother along with our siblings Valerie and Kevin I feel very blessed to be able to say the three of you are a part of my life.

May God bless you and all of your comrades and families.

With love your sister Vanessa and your nephews and video game buddies Ammar and Jairus.

1st Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18


September 21, 2009

The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up in a few days as you well know. I just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

September 8, 2009

Things haven't been the same since you passed on. I miss calling you up and telling you funny stories about things that could only happen to me :o). Every now and then whenever something funny happens, for a quick moment, I think to myself "let me call James" and then reality sets in. You were the best brother and I miss you very, very much. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. I love you.

Valerie Godbee

August 6, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Godbee and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

January 12, 2009

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