Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Anthony Kerstetter

Elyria Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, March 15, 2010

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Reflections for Sergeant James Anthony Kerstetter

Rest in eternal peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

March 15, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Kerstetter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant James Anthony Kerstetter of the Elyria Police Department, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 15, 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

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant James Anthony Kerstetter of the Elyria Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 15, 2018

Again, thank you for your service to your community. Rest well my brother for you are a true hero. May God continue to give strength to your loving family and co-workers, and keep them safe from harm always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 15, 2018

Thank you for your service my brother. May you rest in peace, watch over your loving family and fellow officers.

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

March 15, 2017

THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES BOTH BLOOD AND BLUE.

OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN (RET)
FATHER OF FALLEN OFC. ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W. 3-19-2011

OFC. Matthew S. Dunn (RET)
SANDUSKY P.D. (OH)

March 14, 2017

Thinking of you Sponge! Miss you can't believe that your gone,rest easy and say hey to Dyke. You were truly one of a kind!!!

Robert Kois
Former patrolman Lagrange P.D. Ohio

February 14, 2017

Rest in paradise Uncle Jimmy, I'll love you forever.

Mariah Clevenger
Niece

May 10, 2016

THINKING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REMEMBER THE TRAGEDY WELL. HIT VERY CLOSE TO HOME WITH US IN SANDUSKY, JUST 1/2 HOUR AWAY. LITTLE DID WE KNOW WE WOULD EXPERIENCE OUR OWN LOSS JUST 1 YEAR AND 4 DAYS LATER. WATCH OVER YOUR FAMILY AND OFFICERS STILL ON THE JOB IN ELYRIA.

OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN (RETIRED) AND FATHER OF FALLEN OFFICER ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W 3-19-2011

OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN (RETIRED)
SANDUSKY P.D. (OH)

March 14, 2016

Never knew you sir, but your story lives on in the police academies across Ohio. Your fellow officers at EPD have such great respect for you and I am honored to get to know you from stories your colleagues have told me. Rest in peace

Police Cadet Kevin Huff
Polaris Ranger Academy

December 20, 2014

Four years have passed, Sponge. I pledge to continue honoring you for the rest of my days. God took you as part of His plan, but only He knows why. Please watch over us.

This we'll defend.

Sergeant Michael B. Smith
Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

March 15, 2014

I have a project to memorialize you. The officers down at Elyria PD miss you very much and have nothing but great things to say about you. Thank you for your service.

Rest in peace.

Brooks Williams, Student

November 17, 2013

Jim was one of my favorite people he was like a 2nd dad. I loved him very much and he is missed everyday.

Nathan Keith
Friend

August 5, 2013

Recently reconnected with a mutual friend and was greatly saddened to learn of your passing. I pray the Lord will bless and comfort your family and friends. RIP old friend.

Brad Meadows
Friend

June 11, 2013

still seems like it was just yesterday. he was a wonderful person and an excellent police officer. 3 years later and he is still dearly missed.

Miranda
Ohio Army National Guard

March 24, 2013

3 years and yet it seems like just minutes. Think of u every day,I know you are watching out for all of us. We miss u and will never forget. Tell Dyke I say hey!

Robert Kois
Former Patrolman Lagrange P.D. Ohio

March 19, 2013

Sponge,

Anything I've tried to write here during the last few days has just not sounded like a conversation you and I would have. Just know I think of you and I will continue honoring you.

Sgt. Michael B. Smith
Columbus Division of Police

March 17, 2013

JAMES, THINKING ABOUT YOU, YOUR WIFE, KIDS AND FAMILY TODAY. SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED SINCE YOUR PASSING, INCLUDING THE LOSS OF ANDY ALMOST 2 YEARS AGO. WE TRULY KNOW WHAT YOUR FAMILY HAS ENDURED AND STAND STRONG WITH THEM IN THOUGHT AND PRAYER FOR ALL FALLEN OFFICERS AND FAMILIES. HAD TO GIVE A SHOUT TO AN OHIO BROTHER. HAVE MET SEVERAL ELYRIA FRIENDS AND THE CITIZENS OF ELYRIA STILL CARE AND LOVE YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE BROTHER ITS A TOUGH WEEK BETWEEN THE 15TH AND 19TH OF MARCH EACH YEAR.

FATHER AND FELLOW OFFICER OF
ANDREW S. DUNN E.O.W. 3-19-11

RET. OFC. MATTHEW S. DUNN
SANDUSKY P.D. (OHIO)

March 15, 2013

Jimmy, I think about you alot and see Kathy when shes free to do something, You are missed!

Sonia
friend

March 12, 2013

Hi Sergeant Kerstetter!
Been a somber start to the week...Friday will be especially hard for many.... as it is every day for most. The world is not a better place since you left. I believe in Angel's. You are needed down here to help us get through all the evil that continues to encompass us everywhere. Keep Protecting & Serving from above. You are greatly missed :)
Thank you.

O. N. E
EMH

March 11, 2013

I will never forget you or that terrible night, so many reminders both good and bad. You were truly an awesome man, father and officer and I remember our last conversation about your girls we had at a little before 10 pm that night.

Ptlm. James Sword
Elyria Police Dept./ friend and brother

October 10, 2012

RIP JAMES!! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Future State Trooper
Ohio State Highway Patrol Cadet

May 22, 2012

Your loss will be felt by many. You died in the line of duty too soon. RIP James, forever a hero!

Retired Sargeant
Lucas County Sheriff's Office

March 16, 2012

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