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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

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

March 19, 2014

Brother Morissy, May you rest in peace from the heavens above. May your family and friends find strength each day to wake up and try to smile about your memories. Im truly sorry!

Det/Senior Sgt
St Joseph County Police

March 19, 2014

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.

“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.

Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

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

March 19, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

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

March 19, 2014


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

March 19, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the family and co-workers of Officer Jim Morrissy. May God's peace bring comfort to your hearts.
Gratitude for his dedicated and sacrificial service.

Chaplain Sam Faraone
El Paso, TX Police Department

March 19, 2014

Officer Morrissy, thank you for your service and sacrifice my brother. May God bless the family this hero has left behind.


March 19, 2014

My Sincere Sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and fellow colleagues of Oak Forest PD at this tragic time.

In Jim's memory and as a friend of the family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you for your dedication and service to the public, for all you, your family and friends sacrificed, you could gave no greater honor to your family, friends and co workers than 30 years of dedicated service in law enforcement.

May you all find peace and comfort from heavenly God and know you have been blessed to have been in the presence of a HERO.

Rest in Peace Jimmy

Carroll Shockley, Friend of Family
Mother of a Law Enforcement Officer

March 19, 2014

God Bless You. Rest in Peace

Marshal B. Tindle
City Marshal's Office, Killeen, TX

March 19, 2014

God's peace and speed Officer Morrissy. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 19, 2014

We thank you for your lifes' service. May GOD bless you and protect your family.

Sergeant James McGrath (Ret)
United States Army

March 19, 2014

May GOD bless you and protect your family. Thank you for your service.

Sergeant James McGrath (Ret)
United States Army

March 19, 2014

R.I.P. Prayers to family friends and Dept,

craig russo sgt

March 19, 2014

Thank you and your family for 30 years. God be with both.

Police Officer
Mesquite Police Department (TX)

March 19, 2014

We know that you served your community well and now the Lord have called you too continue to serve under Him.

R. I. P.

Sgt. B. Mitchell
Cleveland Metroparks Rangers

March 19, 2014

Thank you for your service, Sir

Deputy NC
Stanly County Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2014

Thank you so much for your years of service. You will not be forgotten. My prayers Go out to your family and your work family.

Detective michelle malone
south holland police department

March 19, 2014

Sincerest regards.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 19, 2014

RIP Brother.........................End of Tour.....God Bless

Detective Al Sheppard (Ret)
NYPD-Major Case Squad

March 18, 2014

Our deepest sympathies goes out to the friends and family of Officer James Morrissy. We would like to thank him for his many years of service. May he rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 56
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

March 18, 2014

Thank you for making a difference, Officer Morrissy.

The family of Officer Morrissy, I wish you peace and comfort.

fellow human, in PA

March 18, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the officer and his family.

Deputy Sheriff Paul T. Thompson
Dane County Sheriff's Office, Madison, WI

March 18, 2014

May the Road Rise to Meet You,
May the Wind be always at. Your back,
May the Sunshine warm upon Your Face,
The Rain fall soft upon Your Fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold You in the Palm of his hands.

Brad Borys, Detective (ret)
Lansing, IL PD, SSMCTF.

March 18, 2014

Rest in Peace Officer Morrissy.

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

March 18, 2014



March 18, 2014

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