Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Chester Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, October 28, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer James Irwin Brockmeyer

Your dedicated service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

G. Anne Birkholz
Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

October 28, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Brockmeyer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 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

August 30, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

October 28, 2017

God's peace and speed Officer Brockmeyer. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

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

December 17, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

December 14, 2016

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

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer James Brockmeyer. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

November 22, 2016

To the family of Police Officer James Brockmeyer, friends, Chief of Police M. Ryan Coffey and the Chester Police Department.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace as you rest in his arms. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 21, 2016

The Durham County Sheriff's Office BLET Academy 38 sends its deepest condolences to your family and department. Rest In Peace.

Durham County Sheriff's Office

November 10, 2016

Oh, my goodness so young a Fellow.
Breaks my Heart for his Family & PD.
May The God of Peace be near all at this time of hurt.
My Family sends condolences to James' Family Friends, Department, Community & Counry.
Thank you James for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
RIP James, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, PSY ,LE GRAD.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, Sisseton,SD

November 8, 2016

The Albany Police Department sends its deepest condolences to Brockmeyer family and the Chester Police Department. Rest in Peace Officer James Brockmeyer.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department

November 6, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 5, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with your family and Chester Police Department. Rest easy brother.

Patrolman Jeff Thornton
Pinckneyville Police Department (IL)

November 4, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

November 3, 2016

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 2, 2016

RIP Brother James.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and family at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

November 2, 2016

As I try to leave this reflection for you JIB my eyes fill with tears and it becomes hard to see the screen. I know you loved being a policeman and enjoyed giving of yourself to the community by being both an Officer and Fire Fighter. I'm going to miss you brother. Your dedication recharged my will for the duty of being a policeman . Until we meet again I will keep your memory in my heart.

Patrolman Robert Young CH05
Chester Police Department, il

November 2, 2016

Condolences to your family and that God give them strength to get through this terrible time. Rest in Peace my Brother.

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

November 2, 2016

When I start my tour of duty God, wherever crime may be, As I walk the darkened sreets alone, let me be close to thee. Please give me understanding with both the youg and old. Let me listen with attentionun until their story's told. Let me never make a judgment in a rush or callous way. But let me hold my patience, let each man have is say. lord if some dark and dreary night, i must give my life, Lord with your everlasting love protect those special in my life.
RIP Police Officer James Brockmeyer

James Hallgrimson Blue Steel Security Officer

November 2, 2016

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

November 2, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 1, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Brockmeyer!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 1, 2016

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Brockmeyer, as well as his brothers and sisters with the Chester Police Department. It's always sad to see the death of an officer, but even more so when they are so young. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

November 1, 2016

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