Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Vandalia Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, December 30, 1969

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Reflections for Lieutenant James E. Bohanan

Rest in peace Lt. Bohanan..

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 31, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Lieutenant James E. Bohanan of the Vandalia Police Department, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 30, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 30, 2017

Jim was a wonderful loving person who always had a good word and also something funny to say to you. We were with Jim, Barb, Donna and Darlene at our annual family Christmas Eve dinner on Dec, 24, 1969. He helped so many people. We love and miss him.

Linda Bolen

December 28, 2014

My father was killed when I was only 16 years old and has left a hole in my heart that aches everyday for him. Wonderful, loving father and exceptional person that touched many peoples lives. He was killed in a counterfeit raid and shot 3 times ...not 1 accidental shot. I appreciate the wonderful sentiments left, especially after all this time...thank you, Darlene

Darlene Keyser

October 16, 2014

Jim and Barb were close friends with my parents. A few days before I left for Vietnam, Jim took me to breakfast in Vandalia; I returned home on December 30, 1969 to the horrible news. My mother lost contact with Barb and the girls; we spent much of our childhood playing together. If anyone knows their whereabouts, please send my email. And I agree, the story above, is not what I remember....starting with the old Ramada Inn on Little York Road.

Darryl Cloud
Long time friend of the family

October 31, 2013

James Bohanon was the officer that trained my father for police work. He and his family were personal friends of our family, therefore the thin blue line was much more for us. I'm sad to say the 'facts' on this site are NOT accurate. I hope friends/family of Mr. Bohanon can reach the correct admins of your site and correct the information you have posted. He deserves that much.

1/4 unit of ret CHIEF, James Higgins
Family friend

August 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd 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.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes,

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011



December 29, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 30, 2004

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