Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James William Bloesch

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1988

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Reflections for Officer James William Bloesch

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are a Hero. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 2, 2018

You'd be proud of Matt

Anon

March 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Bloesch. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

August 4, 2009

Two decades have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 2, 2008

On the 20th anniversary of Officer Bloesch's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Bloesch is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 2, 2008

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 6, 2007

I am a friend of you son who is also a Police Officer. I have worked with him for 6 years and our family has become very close. I honor your son's friendship and his work ethic is top-notch, so you raised him right and you would be proud of him.

February 8, 2006

Every officer here should have a reflection. On this day you are remembered. Thank you for your service.
04-19-05

April 19, 2005

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