Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Patrick Morrissy

Oak Forest Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, March 17, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer James Patrick Morrissy

Rest in peace Officer Morrissy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 31, 2022

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 11, 2018

Officer Morrissy's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 9-14-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

September 14, 2017

Rest well, my friend, rest well......


April 19, 2015

Always will be remembered. Prayers for the family.

Chicago Heights PD

March 18, 2015

Just the thought of him--my sister and I were lucky to work with him. His crankiness, his intelligence, his wide range of interests, his guarded kindness. The dichotomy of his character made me an admirer, and I hope, a friend--because I truly, and still, considered him one of my most valued. As much as my heart breaks from losing him, it also goes out even more to his wife and sons, who knew him better and held him closer, and whom I know he valued more than anything else. With his passing, we have lost a man who embodied integrity. I know that I, for one, am a better person for having known him.

Leanne Frank, Court Clerk/Dispatch(ret)
Oak Forest Police Department

March 18, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.
Blessed are the peace makers, for they will be called the children of God.

Robert Toussaint #137
Morton Grove Police

June 8, 2014

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

May 10, 2014

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

May 6, 2014

He went to work that day and did not know
This shift he served would bring such sorrow
This call to duty would be his last
His time on earth is now his past
God set this day as his time to go
Rest in peace Officer Morrissy, now a hero
He gave the ultimate sacrifice
With integrity and pride he paid the price
His family, friends and colleagues will mourn
As an angel in heaven he is now reborn
His golden heart stopped beating
Hardworking hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the very best.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police

May 4, 2014

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family.

Deputy L. Barth
Taylor County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2014


Officer Edwin Lara / External Ops
Cook County Sheriffs Office, IL- Honor Guard

April 22, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother!

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

April 22, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Morrissy. God Bless him for his long service to his community. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

April 5, 2014

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jim was killed.

To the Morrissy family, fellow officers, and all who call Jim beloved, 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 our 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 many years od dedicated service Officer Morrissy gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 17, 2014.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 5, 2014

Our sincerest condolences to the friends family and brethren of officer Morrissy. May you RIP.

Ron Skeeters
Son of Bernie Skeeters ISP E.O.W. 5-20-82

April 1, 2014

Thank you Officer Morrissy for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

March 31, 2014

R.I.P. Officer Morrissy, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Oak Forest Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

March 29, 2014

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal

March 27, 2014

Rest in Peace Sir..............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

March 27, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
RIP Officer Morrissy.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

March 26, 2014

jim is my brother and on behave of my family thank you all for your kind thoughts

sean t morrissy

March 24, 2014

The 53rd Basic Detention Officer Training Academy sends our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family, Friends, and Co-workers of Police Officer James Morrissy.
During this time hold close to the memories and good times shared as a source of comfort.
Being ever mindful of the pride he embraced when wearing his uniform.

RIP, Officer Morrissy

Respectfully Submitted, Lt. Alicia S. McKinney & the Cadets of Basic Detention Officer Training Academy 53. Durham County Sheriff's Office Durham, NC

Lt. Alicia S. McKinney
Durham County Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2014

RIP Brother in Blue.

Police Officer David Kirk
Bull Valley (IL) Police Department

March 23, 2014

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD, WY

March 23, 2014

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