Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Earl Fowler, III

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, September 27, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer James Earl Fowler, III

I was thinking about Jim this morning. He was one of the best there ever was.

Thanks for the opportunity to get to know you, Jim. It was an honor.

PO 3000 Miles From Baltimore
Baltimore Police Department

June 14, 2023

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 27, 2020

Officer Fowler,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 27, 2020

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

September 30, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 27, 2018

Dearest Jim - Another Christmas has come. I know you are watching over me but I still miss you. I miss how happy you got when you put up the lights. I hate to admit it but I even miss cleaning up all the flour you splattered everywhere when you made cookies. I love you and miss you so, so much. Merry Christmas!!!


December 24, 2013

Thank you, Officer Fowler for your service to us all.

Paul and Karen Highbarger
Mom/Offc Chris Nicholson EOW: Dec.19,2007

October 21, 2013

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEO's

September 16, 2013

To 'as far from Baltimore as I could be' and others who have left such kind and comforting words about my husband, I thank you ALL for remembering him and sharing your thoughts & stories.


July 4, 2013

Jim was as nice as they come. I will always remember the night he I called for any officer with flares to help me a Harford and St Lo for a downed traffic light. It was around forty degrees and blowing in November and I was trying to figure out a way to not have to stand in the intersection and risk getting hit by Baltimore drivers. Jim answered the radio and responded to my location. He had two boxes of flares. (That's a lot for any officer in Baltimore.) I proceeded to light everyone of the flares and lined the traffic lanes. Jim just laughed that big happy laugh and shook his head. We sat there for an hour or so and just talked and laughed. He was a rare and wonderful guy.

As far from Baltimore as I could be
Side Partners

November 22, 2012

Jim, I always enjoyed our conversations over coffee in the morning! You are missed my Brother, but will never be forgotten! RIP.

Retired Sgt. David Munyan
Baltimore City

September 27, 2012

Jim, as the 2 year anniversary approaches it seems I miss you even more. I am hanging in there since I know that is what you would want me to do. It's hard. It's very hard. I miss you so much. I will always love you.


September 26, 2012

Jimmy, I will always remember our time together in the NWD. In particular I remember how I one upped you on a pratical joke before court. Thank you for your help when I was a rookie. RIP Brother.

Former Police Agent John N. Walters
Baltimore City Police Department

May 15, 2012

I saltue you for such a long and dedicated career. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and know that you have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as true heroes never die.

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

September 27, 2011

Thank you all for the kind words. I miss my husband terribly. It isn't easy but I didn't really think it would be. I just left the candlelight vigil in DC. I feel for all the other families. To all the families left behind, my prayers are with you. To all my 'family in blue', please take care and know I pray for you too!

I love you Jim!

wife of James Fowler EOW 9/27/10


May 13, 2011

Officer Fowler,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 11, 2011

As you celebrate this, your first Thanksgiving without your loved one, please be aware that his service and sacrifice where not in vain. Though these words are small comfort on a day such as this, his brothers and sisters in law enforcement shall ensure that he and you are never forgotten! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, may GOD bless you and keep you on this and every day!

Deportation Officer

November 25, 2010

The families of 1199 Inc. are sorry to hear Officer James Fowler has lost his life in the line of duty. Thank you Officer Fowler for your service to your country as well as The Baltimore City Police Dept. Your family, friends, brothers and sisters in law enforcement will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless the many lives you have touched during your years of service.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

November 10, 2010

God's peace and love be to your family. Your watch on earth is now over, rest easy my Brother In Law.

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

October 17, 2010

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

October 14, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.

Melrose Park Police Dept.

October 12, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

October 11, 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 whose 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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Co.umbia, SC

October 5, 2010

Rest in peace and thanks for your 34 years of service.....

Officer Adam Willson
Lauderhill PD, South Florida

October 5, 2010

To Police Officer James Fowler, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of James' death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Fowler family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. James' memory will be forever honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service James gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 27, 2010.

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


October 5, 2010

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