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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

Officer Bonneau,
Sir, 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.



February 6, 2011

Happy holidays to jim and his family. Always have you guys in our prayers

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December 26, 2010

Happy holidays to jim and his family. Always have you guys in our prayers

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December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas kiddo, miss ya-Pops

JPD 056

December 24, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Thomas Caddell
MPDC Wash D.C.

September 23, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Ofc Thomas Caddell
MPDC Wash D.C.

September 23, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Bonneau. Thank you for your willingness to serve as an honorable police officer, my heart is heavy learning of your death and giving the ultimate sacrifice.

Brother of the Blue,

Mark Ludwick
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation - Special Agent

August 25, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Bonneau, especially to his fiancée. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for James, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember James' life and the MAN that he was. Remember that James' life was about so much more than the way he died. James will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Bonneau, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

Still missing your smile. Not a day that goes by that you are not thought of. Please watch over us my friend and brother.

Police Officer Jenn Smith

July 1, 2010

god bless


May 25, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer James Bonneau and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when James tragically died.

To Officer Bonneau's family, 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 dedicated service James gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 9, 2010.

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

Phyllis Loya

May 18, 2010

May you RIP Officer Bonneau and know that many of the citizens of Michigan and across the country are remembering you and your sacrafice each and every day. You truly are a HERO in every sense of the word! I know that your family, friends and co-workers think of you each and everyday and I also know what a great sense of loss they feel as I lost a dear friend/brother Shane Britton, EOW 07-19-2000 who also was a Michigan Officer in Cass County. Your name is often spoken with love, I'm sure. The days get easier but the sadness of loss and the things that you should be here for never really go away fully.

To the many friends, family and co-workers of Officer Bonneau, please know that you are not alone in your sadness and grief...the citizens of Michigan lost a great Officer the day that he was taken from us and many of us will continue to hold you and your family in our hearts as you go through this journey. Please know that he will always be remembered as a Hero and his service is greatly appreciated. Time may go on, hearts may heal, but memories will last a lifetime. Cling to the good times and know that he is watching over each and every one of you from that big Department in the sky!


May 12, 2010

I came across your name among the many pages of heroes and wanted to stop and leave a short note. I know the daily struggle all your loved ones face as I walk in their shoes. The first thought they have each morning when they awake to face another day is of you and the last thought of the day before drifting off to sleep at night is of you. You will never be forgotten Contiue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. Guide them as they walk through life. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

May 5, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Bonneau,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Officer Bonneau, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

James, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2010


Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are still in our thoughts and prayers. It's hard to believe its coming up on three years since we were at the Police Academy. Time sure does fly.

E. Thome
Riverview PD

April 28, 2010

Continue to watch over us brother. We will never forget you. Miss you everyday Jim. RIP

Officer Maldonado

April 15, 2010

It's hard to believe that its already been a month. We think of you often and wish you were on the streets with us. We know that its your time to rest Kiddo, and will continue to do our best while we take the watch. Rest easy, never will you be forgotten-Pops


April 9, 2010

We are so sorry for your loss of Officer Bonneau. Our hearts are with you all as you honor and mourn him. We thank him for his sacrifice. With many thoughts and prayers...

CSPD Wives Association
Colorado Springs, CO

April 6, 2010

Just read your obituary in the Eastern Echo. I am an EMU alumni - and also have suffered the loss of my husband's best friend in the line of duty. Thank you for your service James Bonneau. What a brave man you were - to protect and serve all of us. God bless your family and friend as they continue to grieve your loss and go through life without your physical presence.

Lana Irwin Campbell
EMU '92
Wyoming, MN


April 5, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 26, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

March 25, 2010

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this fallen hero.

Andrew / Detective
Baltimore City Police Department

March 24, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

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

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

March 24, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need to get through the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

March 23, 2010

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