Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective James J. Caplis

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, December 21, 1931

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Reflections for Detective James J. Caplis

You died protecting others, a true hero. May you rest in peace as you are remembered 83 years after your death.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

December 20, 2014

I came to this page when one of my readers posted a link to Detective Caplis' page. What a lovely tribute site.

Joanne, Uptown Chicago History

August 7, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Caplis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am in awe of your valor as I read the circumstances of your death.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

An incredible act of courage and bravery. I salute and honor you. Rest in Peace.

Michigan State Police

February 8, 2011

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your heroic act and your courage. You are also a hero just by the profession you chose.

manchester, nh

December 21, 2007

Your act of heroism and courage are not forgotten. Rest in peace.


April 26, 2007

You are a "cop's cop" and are now sharing heaven with all of your fallen brothers and sisters. Well done hero!

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 31, 2006

Rest in Peace, Det. Caplis. Your heroism and selflesness will not be forgotten.

Chicago P.D.

June 21, 2006

You are a true hero for your actions and your sacrifice on that December day. May God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

December 21, 2005

On the 73rd anniversary of your death - you are still remembered with great respect.


December 21, 2004

What a remarkable account of your bravery, courage and willingness to lay your life on the line to save others. A true hero. Your story will stay with me forever. God's peace be with you.


August 27, 2004

Simply, an amazing feat of courage, bravery, will and sense of duty. Characteristics we all should emulate and desire.

God speed brother.

Lt. J.A. Player
MARTA Police Department

February 17, 2004

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