Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair

Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, June 12, 2020

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James H. Blair

Sorry for his family's (and his Department's) loss. Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 14, 2020

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

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

June 14, 2020

where are the protesters for the man? his life mattered. RIP my brother.

art alcala

June 14, 2020

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

June 14, 2020

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

June 14, 2020

Thank you,

Bernie Standiford

June 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero for your courage, sacrifice and long service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue. Always remembered.

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

June 14, 2020

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Deputy Blair and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office,Mississippi.May God give comfort,understanding and acceptance to Deputy Blair dedication to duty. RIP Brother we got your Watch.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvanianbiu has

June 14, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle

June 14, 2020

Rest in peace brother and May God Bless your family and give them strength.

Jerry Millan
Ward County Sheriff's Department

June 14, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or Memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

June 13, 2020

Thank you for your service. God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 13, 2020

Our prayers are with the Blair family and S.C.S.O. What an inspiration this man was, having served his community for so many years.

K. James, former Jailer/D.S.
Forrest County Sheriff's Office

June 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant ( Retired ) Victor Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

June 13, 2020

RIP, Deputy Blair. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 13, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

June 13, 2020

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

June 13, 2020

so sad to hear this.
My prayers and condolences for the family.
Rest in Pace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

June 13, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff James Blair. Please know we are eternally grateful for James’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Blair, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department, Mendenhall, Mississippi for James’ partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Blair’s wife and four grandsons.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

June 13, 2020

So sad. Half Century of law enforcement service. Your Service and Sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest easy Hero.

Ret. SLMPD Tim Simora
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept.

June 13, 2020

R.I.P Deputy Sheriff James Blair

Brian Molyneaux

June 13, 2020

My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. I would like to offer condolences to the family of Deputy Blair and the Simpson County Sheriff Office. May God comfort you through this tragic time. Deputy James Blair, thank you sir for your many years of service, rest my brother, we have the watch from from here....

Lieutenant Cedric Smith
Mississippi Department of Corrections-Institutions

June 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

June 13, 2020

Deputy Blair, you served for 50 years holding the blue line. We are all in your debt sir. Men like you are not easy to find. Rest In Peace Sir and God bless and keep your family.

Captain Mike McAllister
Washington Firefighter

June 13, 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

June 13, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.