Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James Howard Cassidy, Jr.

Pearland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, May 16, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer James Howard Cassidy, Jr.

You were killed Officer Cassidy six years before a neighbor, friend and hero of mine, Metro-Dade Police Officer William Coleman Cook was killedin the line of duty. Rest in peace Officer Cassidy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2022

Never Forgotten

The Ferrara Family

May 16, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Cassidy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2020

To my Uncle James I miss officers whom the badge with as much respect for his love for others... Rene

Charles Rene Adults
His niece

August 14, 2018

Wow, been 45 years Butch. Hope you’ve ridden that Hog all over up there. RIP Brother.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

May 16, 2018

RIP Butch. I was a kid pumping gas at the Gulf Station on 35 when you rode up on your bike to escort that truck.

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 4, 2018

Rest in Peace Police Officer James Howard Cassidy Jr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Pearland, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 17, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 16, 2015

Heroes live forever, Officer Cassidy, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Pearland and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. .Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 24, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer Cassidy. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Pearland and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 16, 2012

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 20, 2008

officer cassidy,

I thank you for your service to the pearland pd my grandfather served there as well thank you for your dedication

Travis Baggett

December 8, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

May 16, 2007

I honor you for your service to the community.

Travis Baggett, no relationship

Travis Baggett

February 18, 2007

We miss you Jim. I hope you and my Dad are working together in Heaven. You are not forgotten.

Michael Mullins


August 14, 2004

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