Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James Michael Sauter

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Reflections for Trooper James Michael Sauter

Checking in again on your anniversary. Miss you bud. Please continue to watch over us.


March 28, 2021

James, thank you for your sacrifice and service. We will never forget you.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 28, 2020

Another year down. I think about you often and can still hear your voice. Miss you my friend. Watch over us.


March 27, 2020


Thinking of you again tonight on your anniversary. We lost another one today, as you know. Please take care of her. We love and miss you. I’ll see you again one day my friend.



March 28, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Sauter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 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

September 13, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

March 29, 2018

R. I. P. Hero. You are terribly missed and will never be forgotten.

Tampa Fl

March 28, 2018

Here again brother. Thinking of you. 5’s gone by fast. Miss ya.



March 28, 2018

Checking in. Thinking about you. Miss ya buddy.


ISP 15

March 27, 2017

Truck Driver Andrew Bokelman got away with murder for not being charged in the death of Trooper James Sauter. Anyway you slice it, the fault and the blame for that is Illinois States Attorney Anita Alvarez. Two years is not enough. Same in the case with Doug Balder, 3 years is not enough and with Kyle Deatherage, 30 months probation, not enough. Illinois State Troopers lives matter! It's about time somebody starts enforcing laws and justice is served.

Retired Teacher/Juvenile Officer

March 13, 2016

Stopping in on your birthday. Miss you bud.

Trooper ISP D15
Illinois State Police

October 28, 2015

Rest in peace died a true hero, not in death, but how you lived otherwise.

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, Illinois Police Department

October 16, 2015

It has been 2 years and so much has changed in so many lives, I wished you stayed in air ops, everyone who depended on you would be a better person today you are missed by many everyday.


March 29, 2015

God bless big guy. I'm thinking of you.


Illinois State Police D15

March 28, 2015

Jim, I used to love looking out on the lake seeing you and whatever friend you brought fishing. My boys liked talking with you, my older saying mom I think we are going to be good friends! Little did we know that there wouldn't be time for you to do that with him. I now have your brother fishing my lake, had you parents and wife over for dinner... But I would do anything for YOU to be with I hope you know how much you are missed...and what a positive influence you've been to so many! Did you see me and matt get soaked out on the lake that day? We both were laughing and blaming you, ya know. Miss you my friend... Miss you so much!!!

Radio jill

TC jill

March 29, 2014

Today marks the one year mark brother. Yesterday we dedicated a memorial to you at our training room, etching your name in stone and retiring your squad's license plate. Your family was present at the ceremony. This year has flown by but not a day goes by when someone doesn't think of you. Today we are conducting Operation Sauter state wide. I'd much rather have it be a normal patrol day with you on patrol with us. Please watch over us and know we miss you.

Illinois State Police D15

March 28, 2014

Working adjacent to you was a joy and swapping suggestions on what to invest in was always fun. You mentioned very early on we would be best friends due to our mutual interest in the stock market. I wish you could have spent more time with us. We miss your smile and your jokes dearly. Always thinking of you and what you brought to our team.

ISP Trooper
Illinois State Police

February 11, 2014

We finally start the process of justice today. Thinking of you as we head to court.

ISP Trooper
Illinois State Police

November 13, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

Last night, the name "Trooper James Sauter" was read at the Chicago Police Department's Candlelight Vigil at Gold Star Families and Memorial Park. It was read by his good friend Lt. Mark Karczewski. With a beam of blue light pointing into the skies and blue lights illuminating the downtown skyscrapers, Jim's name was called out. Trooper James Sauter will never be forgotten, nor will his family. God Bless all the Sauter family.

Mark Hannan

September 18, 2013

As I sit here day by day in school... away from mom.. dad.. liz.. everyone.. your all I think about.. you were more then any little brother could ever ask for and I am blessed more then I even can understand. for the 18 years I had the best gift that no one could take away.. and it was you jimmy.. my big brother.. my teacher.. my guide to success because you did it, you did everything right and I want to be at least as half the man you are. and I can't forget to mention my hero. im going to go through school, do everything right then it'll be you watching over me on the roads. I love you so much and only wish you take care of all of us and keep us safe. I love you big brother, say hi to gramps and uncle john for me and give them a big hug.

Matthew Sauter

September 10, 2013


I'm sitting here polishing my brass and was thinking about you. I was talking to a possible cadet about you today. We miss you. Watch over us from above.

Illinois State Police

August 20, 2013

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