Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James David Bonneau

Jackson Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer James David Bonneau

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 11, 2024

Thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten!

Jackson County Sheriff Explorer

March 8, 2021

10 years still seems like yesterday bud. Your always thought of daily. Eric & I worked a detail on your Anniversary & remembered again on how much your missed.

PTPD 3184
Former partner

March 13, 2020

Officer Bonneau,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 9, 2020

Officer Bonneau,

Shortly before you lost your life you were dispatched to the South Side for an injured deer walking down the road, we had called it in. I remember it was snowing like crazy and you and my husband went into some of the empty lots behind our house looking for her. You handed your card to us and said call back if we saw it again, you were concerned for her suffering as we were. I remember my husband saying that you both were walking through the snow and you and he had laughed about how silly it might look to anyone driving by. I saw you a few other times and you were always so kind.

Almost 10 years later we often think of that call and how you were taken from your family and us citizens that appreciated what you and your fellow officers do. It was probably one of the silliest calls you had gotten, but it made a lasting memory for us and our family.

Thank you for serving us and I am sorry your life was taken.

Citizen of Jackson

October 23, 2019

Hey Brother.
Been thinking of you a lot lately. 9yrs & at times it seems like yesterday. Miss ya bud.

Andrews 3184 (former JPD 056)

April 9, 2019

9 years, and it seems like yesterday. You are missed.

Sergeant T. Shevock

March 9, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

My brother was one of James' F.T.O.s. He was a good man and his loss was something that deeply affected many, including my family. He will always remain in our heart and in our prayers, as will his family, both in blue and in blood.

Steve "Jake" Jacobson Saginaw Police Department. Warren PD.

November 12, 2017

Your EOW is the same as our nephew's, CPL Thomas P. Jensen #2853, PGPD. Seven years ago we were mourning the loss of one of our own. We have mourned our loss every year on this date. Today is the first time I thought to see if he was the only officer who died on this date, and I found that he was not alone; you were with him.
Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Shannon Jensen, LEOW
Evansdale PD, Prince George's County PD

March 9, 2017

I met this officer about 3 weeks to a month before his death, standing outside my house. I remember feeling impressed to speak to him about where he would spend eternity. I had NO idea that he would be dead almost exacally a month later...When i learned of his death it shook me to the core. I was devastated. I couldn't believe it!!! I just hope that he made peace with Jesus Christ...I remember telling him the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ...I think about him often.

Joyce Russell
Church of God

May 21, 2016

I´m so sorry when young men die because of serving to other people. This is the dark side of such demanding work, but his parents should very proud how brave son they´ve educated.

Dušan Pospichal

March 9, 2015

I think of you about every day, Bonneau. I always see you watching over us in the detail room.

JPD 842

December 30, 2014


I sit here and think has it really been four years since your last call and six years from the academy? I can remember the academy like yesterday.

It always puts a smile on my face when i think of the scenarios at the academy and you're giving me the nod of we're gonna arrest on this scenario and i'm giving you the nod back.

Ofc. Thome
Riverview PD

March 18, 2014

4 years and at times I feel like I just got the call. Miss you Brother

Andrews 3184

March 13, 2014

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

March 2, 2014

Still thought of...still missed by so many. RIP.

JPD 053
Former co-worker

March 9, 2013

I hope you are watching over us, I feel like I need it from time to time. It's been a little while since I was last on this page and reading the reflections. There are tough to get through, usually the tears stop me from getting past the 2nd or 3rd page. I'll see you some day brother in blue, RIP

Ofc. Jake Cortez
East Lansing Police Department (81st Mid-Michigan)

December 22, 2012

Officer Bonneau,
Even though I did not know you, I feel like I did, one of my best friends worked with you, and we share the brotherhood of wearing the badge! Even though I am an officer out in the east coast, when I heard that an officer from Jackson MI lost his life in the line of duty in roll call, I immediately called my friend who works with your agency. I know how it is too lose a great friend, and I was able to speak to the officer, and he told me great things about you! We will always have that connection! To this day I wear the bracelet you department made to honor you, and have a sticker with your name and badge number hanging up in my locker, at work next to the picture of my best friend who also lost her life in the line of duty as well. This year I ran the national law enforcement 5k run in honor of you and my friend! You will never be forgotten, and to officers from Jackson MI PD if you are ever down for police week let me know would love to be your personal tour guide, and show you the memorial! Ask Chuck he has my info!

Pfc E. Mueller
Takoma Park Police

May 12, 2012

Hey Jim, I cannot believe it has been almost two years already. J town and its curbs misses your dukes of hazard style of driving. Love to you and your family from the land of the big AK. RIP brother.

Former JPD #065
Kenai PD

March 7, 2012


I can't believe it's going to be 2 years on Friday. It was 2 years ago last week since I last saw your smiling face in detail. You were hugging me goodbye and wishing me luck with my new job. You had that trademark smile of yours on your face. I couldn't have asked for a better last memory of you. You are miss buddy, yesterday, today, and always.

Patrol Officer #053
Former JPD PO

March 6, 2012


Thinking of you today, buddy.

E. Thome
Riverview PD

January 10, 2012

Another Christmas upon us..another year without you. Miss you every day.

Former JPD

December 18, 2011

This has been a long year for us all kiddo, but you are still truely missed. May you continue to watch over us as we remember you. I miss you.....Pops

JPD 056

March 9, 2011

To Officer James Bonneau, his family and his fellow officers with the Jacksin Police Department:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 9, 2011

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