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Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Reflections for Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman

Rest in peace Officer Coleman. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the TDCJ during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

May 21, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

May 14, 2020

To the family of Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman, friends, Executive Director Bryan Collier and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

May 13, 2020

RIP Corrections Officer Coleman. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Texas

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 13, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Our deepest condolences. May God's peace lay upon your family, friends and companions.

Soon God will once again display his love with all those who seek righteousness and  peace like our Hero. There is no better place to keep the remembrance of our love ones, than  in our Lords perfect mind.

  Please read in your Bible: Malachi 3:16. But there is hope for our loved ones that have passed away. Please read Apocalypse 21:4 and Acts 24:15.

Petty Officer (Disabled Veteran) Angelo
US Navy Veteran

May 12, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.


End of Watch Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

May 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Coleman. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 11, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Coleman.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 11, 2020

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

May 10, 2020

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

May 10, 2020

Thank you CO Coleman for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

May 10, 2020

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

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

May 10, 2020

Rest in peace.

J.R.

May 9, 2020

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

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.
Columbia, SC

May 9, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 9, 2020

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

May 9, 2020

Officer Coleman,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 9, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Coleman and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice during this time. Thank you, Officer Coleman, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 9, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 9, 2020

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Corrections Officer V. James D. Coleman. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

May 9, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Corrections Officer V James D. Coleman.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 8, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

May 8, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Officer V, James D. Coleman, from complications of the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corrections Officer succumbs from this deadly disease. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

May 8, 2020

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