Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Edward Throne

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, May 23, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Edward Throne

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 10th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 23, 2018

God Bless you and your family.

Anne C. and Ray Birge
Captain (retired) Oakland P.D.

January 21, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 23, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 23, 2015


You've been gone 7 years now. I was working that night. I heard the desperation in people's voice and my heart broke when I heard the news. I had recently had training where you were the instructor, and I still use thise skills today. I want you to know that you are not forgotten! I am blessed beyond words to call the family you left behind my friends. I get to watch over your kids as they grow and become young adults. I get to work where you once worked... Where your legacy is all over the walls. You were taken way too soon from us. I promise to keep watch over your family down here.

Deputy Brent Nelson
Kern County Sheriff's Department

May 23, 2015

I wish Deputy Throne's wife and children peace.

DI Ed Armstrong

May 23, 2015

On the sixth anniversary of your EOW, I thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Your service was not in vein, and you will not be forgotten. Today, your family, friends and the Kern County SO will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace brother.

Deputy J Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

May 23, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 23, 2012

We shared a birthday and a hire date at Taft PD, but James was always the better cop. I choose my birthday to remember the all-too-brief time I had the pleasure of working with James.

Officer Kevin Altenhofel
Taft Police Department

September 6, 2011

two years ago today you were taken from us to take your spot in heaven. We love you and miss you each and every day. You would be so proud of Alex and Brandon and Josh. They are growing up and are becoming everything you wished they would be. The older Brandon gets the more I see you in him. I know you are in a much better place now. I just want to say thank you for being the best brother a girl could ever ask for. Thank you for protecting the citizens of this community and for being the best husband, father, son and brother there ever was. RIP.

Shannon Babcock
Sister of Deptuty James E. Throne

May 23, 2010

Thinking of you today sweetpea. Two years has passed now.

Amanda Throne
Wife of James Throne

May 23, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

May 21, 2010

James was one of my favorite uncles. A great man and father. Me and james got our tongues pierced together when i was 15. I loved those days. Good football player, really good with the ladies, the marines didnt want him :) j/k he tried, best brother you could ever have, (trust me its true, his sister is my mother). I think james' death is the reason for me hating god and not wanting to enjoy life the same. It has had a huge impact on me and my life, more than i think my family realizes. It still is not ok for me that he is gone. Rest In Peace Uncle and we will meet again. I love you with all my heart uncle, kern county's superman. Deputy James Throne. p.s. be careful out there uncle Ray. i love you

Christa Simpson
Niece of james throne

January 15, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Throne. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

To Deputy James Edward Throne, his family and his fellow officers with the Kern County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Throne’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Throne and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

May 23, 2009

I will not pretend to know how hard this year has been for you and your family. I do know that I wish you and your children would have never had to experience the loss of James, especially at such a young age. It is obvious that James touched quite a few lives during his time on Earth and continues to do so today. He served his county well, but more importantly, God. For that he is being rewarded right now, with his place in Heaven. It has to be extremely difficult, seemingly impossible to continue life in any "normal" way without such an important part of yours at your side. James is with you, in memory and spirit, please remind yourself of that every chance you can. Lean on God in prayer and His Word and the time you spent with James when every day and it will keep things tolerable.

May God continue to bless you and hold you close to Him.

PO Jackson

May 23, 2009

Deputy Throne, I met your family in Washington D.C. I would like to tell you that you were so blessed to have them as your family. They are some of the nicest people I've ever met in my life. I didn't get to know Amanda that well but Josh and Alex are so nice. I am Josh's age and Alex is just a little younger than my sister, Jenn. Your one year anniversery is very soon and I would like to tell you how much you are still loved and missed.

Amanda Walker
Survivor and Friend

May 22, 2009

We were at your memorial honoring. It is not easy to lose someone you love so much. Over time the pain lifts some what and the grief lightens a bit but the missing never stops. May God keep Amanda, your children and family in His care as He does all of His children. R.I.P.

Mother of:
Deputy Daniel Archuleta 6/12/04

May 12, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To the children: I do not know if you are old enought to read this, but I hope someday you do and are comforted. Your daddy is and always will be a hero. He loves you now and always. May God bless you and give you the strength to survive this.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Deputy Thorne and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Thorne for your dedicated service to the people of California and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 18, 2008

To the family and friends of Deputy James Throne and the members of the Kern County Sheriff's Office, and most especially to James:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Deputy Throne was tragically killed.

To Deputy Tate's family, especially his wife, children and parents, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service James gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 23, 2008

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater eow 4/24/05

September 25, 2008

My dearest James,
It will be 3 months soon since God called you to him. It hasn't gotten at all easier like people told me it would. I'm finding all these "firsts" without you excruciating. My first anniversary, Alex's first birthday, Brandon, Alexandra and Joshs first fathers day, Our first move, first day of school, first road trip and in a few weeks on September 6th our first birthday party for you without you. I miss your hugs and the way you'd kiss my forehead before you left. I still wake at night and reach over to your side of the bed to hold you only to find your not there. I am pulling myself together for the kids and our family and trying to give them the life you and I would have given them together. I know that you and God are helping us survive without you. It has gotten us through a lot of tough times in the past 3 months. Thank you baby. Thank you for being so strong for us. I miss you so much.

Amanda Throne
Wife of James E. Throne

August 21, 2008

To those who loved Deputy Throne, my heart goes to you all. Know that you're not alone in this journey you walk. I lost my fiance in the line of duty January 2003 and my world was forever changed. It's been a long hard road, and even as time as gone forward, and I've found many reasons and ways to smile, I still have not forgotten the man that he was. Dennis was a beautiful person and he forever has a part of my heart, just as I'm sure James will always be a part of yours.

It takes a special person to put their lives on the line everyday to make this world a little safer for us all. I know many of these men never would've thought of themselves as "heroes" but they were in so many ways. It's sad that it they had to lose their lives for some of us to see that. Having said that, thank you Deputy Throne for helping to make this world a better place. You will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg. I know this isn't a very manly thing to do, but if you happen to run into Dennis up there, please give him a big hug for the kids and I. Dennis was a good man and we miss him more than words can say.

Wishing those who loved you brighter and better days,


"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

August 8, 2008

I share in the pain of losing someone you love. My prayers are with you in this season of change. I wish I could say it get's better, but the emptiness is always there, but memories are precious. My prayer for you is that you gain a greater insight into the love of God and how precious time is together. May God richly bless you and heal your heart.

Debra Kelsey
Deputy Daniel Archuleta's Aunt

July 28, 2008

I wrote this some time ago, after the death of a family member. It feels right to share it again.

We Sat There Laughing

I remember that time
like so many others
when you and I sat there, laughing
over nothing

and I remember thinking, then, that today was a good day,
and then I blinked,
or maybe twice
and you were gone

and now I sit here, silent
but inwardly raging
over the terrible injustice of losing you

would that I knew that happy day
I could have said something to you
would have said something to you
should have said something to you

I will remember this time
unlike so many others
sitting here, waiting
to feel like I don't miss you, and don't need you here with me

I will sit here
shaking so hard, that my whole body is still
until I don't feel sad
and mad
and bad
and a whole host of things I can't even name.

But you will still be gone
and I will still be here
and I will still have to remember
that time we sat there, laughing

Deputy Throne, I was the one on the radio when your accident happened. I'm so sorry that I never knew you. I'm even more sorry that I will never get to know you. I'm sorry, every day, that I did all I knew to do, and still couldn't change what happened.

Gloria Morgan
Kern County Sheriff's Communications

July 16, 2008

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