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Deputy Sheriff James Harold Blair

Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, June 12, 2020

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Harold Blair

You were the best grandpa a kid could ask for you never let me go without and it’s been the toughest time without you but I’m holding together and making my life right I’m gonna go to college because that’s the one promise I am keeping I made you although we had our fights I always loved you and I couldn’t be the person I am today without you thanks for all you did for me

Anthony Douglas
Great grandson

May 12, 2021

You were always there for everyone you made sure everyone stayed out of trouble and the you made sure that badge told a story that will live on for millions of years your an inspiration on my life deputy Blair thank you for risking your life each day for me and everyone else I love and miss you

Victoria Clark
Student at Mendenhall high school Mendenhall MS

March 23, 2021

Bless your soul and your family for thank you for your protection all those years! RIP!

Christy Holmes

January 13, 2021

Matthew 5:9 - Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. A true peacemaker you are thank you for putting yourself where most would not.

Deputy Mathew Stieler
Harrison County Sheriff's Office

August 9, 2020

Deputy Blair, thank you for your 50 years of service. Your murder is a disgrace and your murderer a swine.

Brother, I pray for all those who know and love you best and feel the pain most of all, but know that as long as they keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone from them.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 20, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Blair,

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

July 11, 2020

My deepest condolences go out to Deputy Sheriff Blair's family, friends and co-workers at Simpson County Sheriff's Office during this difficult time.

Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE Deputy Sheriff Blair.

Officer Janet Sanchez
F.O.P member Yuma Lodge #24
Yuma Police Department

July 6, 2020

On behalf of our family to all your family sir, Our hearts bleed for all of you. Every time we loose another officer it rips through our souls as we know all too well what road all of you are now on, and must travel for the rest of your lives. No matter what please, please, please stay close to one another. You’re a HERO and will forever be a HERO!! We will NEVER FORGET the sacrifices each of you made by Your hero deciding to put on the uniform and badge EVERYDAY. May God give all of you peace knowing he saved the life of others and did so so proudly. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are and will be called the Children of God. Sir, May you Rest In Peace and continue to show the signs to your family that you are around them, FOREVER. As a mother of a fallen hero, my son does this daily and knowing he’s still here, brings great comfort. So I ask you Sir....please be their guardian angel as they walk through the shadows of grief. All of the officer supporters and the officers you left behind, will take it from here, sir. RIP!!

Ms. Tammy Avent
Mother of Fallen BPA Jose “Joey” Barraza EOW: 4-18-16.

July 4, 2020

Thank you Deputy Blair for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Mississippi. 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

July 4, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

My deepest condolences to his wife and grandsons. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven. Deputy Sheriff James Blair will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

June 30, 2020

To the family Deputy Sheriff James Blair, friends, Sheriff Paul Mullins and the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, MS
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 many years of service!
"The LORD is near the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For He (Jesus) has said, I will never leave you or forsake you." Hebrews 13:5

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

June 27, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Officer Alexander Hernandez
Miccousukee Tribal Police Department

June 26, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

June 24, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff James Blair and the extended law enforcement family of the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi.


End of Watch Friday, June 12, 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

June 23, 2020

James was an outstanding person , loved his job as a Deputy.
He was a man of integrity that took care of all of his grandkids .

Rest in peace brother!!

Captian David Shelton
Flowood Police Department

June 23, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

June 22, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

June 18, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Blair and the Simpson County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Blair, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 18, 2020

God bless you sir...prayers for the family and friends who love you

Judge Betty Moore

June 18, 2020

Rest In Peace my dedicated brother. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and department. Your many years of service are an inspiration to all of us.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

June 17, 2020

A true hero for serving the job so long. RIP Deputy Blair as you have serve the people long enough, thank you for your dedicated and faithful service. May the Lord have you in heaven.

Sgt. Rene Sanchez
Boston Police Department, Ma

June 17, 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

June 16, 2020

Thank you for all your years of service . May you Rest In Peace .

Colleen M from Fl

June 16, 2020

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

June 16, 2020

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