Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Muhlbauer

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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Reflections for Police Officer James Muhlbauer

My deepest condolences to all the family and friends of Police Officer Jim Muhlbauer and K9 Champ. This just seems to happen too often, officers losing their life in traffic accidents while on patrol. I did not know them, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Thank you for your service, RIP hero's.

Steven Douglas

February 18, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer James Muhlbauer and the extended law enforcement family of the Kansas City Police Department, Missouri.

End of Watch Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 18, 2023

Thank you for your service Officer Muhlbauer. Our thoughts are with your family and the Kansas City Police Department. You will not be forgotten.

Chief William M. Renye
Grand Blanc Township Police Department

February 18, 2023

Muhlbauer family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Officer Muhlbauer and K9 Champ thank you both for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you both for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

February 18, 2023

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

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

February 18, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Undersheriff Victor Manata
Union County Sheriff’s Dept. ( NJ )

February 17, 2023

Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

February 17, 2023

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer James Muhlbauer. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Muhlbauer will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

February 17, 2023

God bless you Jim Muhlbauer. Thank you for protecting me and your community with bravery. K9 Champ will sadly be missed as well. Comfort and honor to Jim’s wife and child.

Grateful citizen Ryan P.

February 17, 2023

Such a shame to be killed by a careless driver who hit the officers patrol car so hard that he killed the K9 Champ AND an innocent pedestrian and gave this Officer fatal injuries too! Naturally he lived. I hope justice is served and that driver is incarcerated for a very long time. Maybe I will be lucky enough to mett both K9 Champ and this fine Officer and be able to be assigned to the same unit as they are. May God Bless and keep them and his family in his arms.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg
Greenville City Police Dept.

February 17, 2023

Rest in peace, Officer Muhlbauer and K9 Champ. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 17, 2023

Rest in peace, Officer Muhlbauer. Thank you for your service.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

February 17, 2023

Rest Easy Brother

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

February 17, 2023

Rest in Peace Officer Muhlbauer. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Muhlbauer Family and the Kansas City Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

February 17, 2023

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Thanks to Champ for his service as well. He's directing traffic on the "Rainbow Bridge."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Florida Police Chaplain

February 17, 2023

Walk well, Jim and Champ . (Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

February 17, 2023

May God be with his family and friends at this time of tragic loss. Jim and his best partner Champ are in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Prayers go out to all of his Family and Friends. RIP Brother Jim and Champ.

Retired Federal Officer

February 17, 2023

Such a tragedy - thoughts & prayers to your family , friends & colleagues .

Patrolman Robert P Colburn
Boston PD

February 17, 2023

Godspeed my Brother

Retired Sgt. D.R. Harvey #628

February 17, 2023

I am so saddened to read of these details of your death and the death of your canine partner. if I can only say one good thing. it is that I know you are together.

I was lucky enough to be a canine officer also so I know how much you loved each other. May God bless you.
Rest in peace, brother and your loyal canine

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

February 17, 2023

R I P Brother and Champ

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

February 17, 2023

Rest in peace, Officer Muhlbauer. I am praying for your wife and child.

Daniel Ryan
Private Investigator (Retired)

February 17, 2023

How sad that once again we will bury a shining blue star who leaves behind a family and no doubt an agency that will grieve the loss of this twenty year veteran and his K9 partner. I have no doubt that Officer Muhlbauer was a valued member of the Kansas City, Mo. department whose loss will leave a chasm, not only for the PD but for the entire community. May God rest his soul and bless his family, now devastated by his loss.

Detective Joseph Sprowls
NYPD (ret)

February 17, 2023

Officer Muhlbauer and K9 Officer Champ are now watching over their loved ones in a way we will never understand until it's our time. My thoughts are with you all! R.I.P.

Civilian K L

February 17, 2023

RIP Officer Muhlbauer and K9 Champ. Thank you both for your service.

Deputy (Ret)

February 17, 2023

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