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Officer Jimmie F. Chadwell

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 11, 1978

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Reflections for Officer Jimmie F. Chadwell

I was going through old business cards today and found Jim's card. In 1978, I was a Dallas PD Fugitive Squad Investigator and Jim was a member of the Ft Worth PD Fugitive Squad. Although we did the same job for neighboring departments, our meeting was quite random. I had met Jim while he was working overtime, in uniform, at the Ft Worth Convention Ctr. for the Merle Haggard concert that I was attending. During the intermission my date excused herself so I walked up front to speak to the officers. Jim was one of the officers and we exchanged business cards after learning we both were Fugitive Squad officers for our respective agencies. Following Merle's performance, Jim waved us down front where he allowed us backstage. Once backstage we were unexpectedly mistaken for winners of a local radio concert. Upon meeting Merle, he invited on his bus for a beer. Needless to say it was great. I called Jim a few days later to thank him. Jim had a good laugh about my unexpected "good luck", and we exchanged information on several active cases. A few months later the local news reported Jim's untimely death in the line of duty. Although I didn't know Jim very long, I knew him as a very likable guy and a dedicated officer. Jim used a chance encounter to form a fraternal friendship where information could be shared about dangerous fugitives. Jim's death was not in vain. Jim died doing what he was born to do. Forty five years have passed, but Jim is still fondly remembered by some of us old guys. Greg Evans

Gregory G. Evans
Sergeant - Retired
Dallas Police Department
Dallas, Texas
1972 -2008

March 21, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Chadwell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2019

Officer Chadwell,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Worth. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2018

Officer Chadwell, I did not personally know you, but I know your son, Jimmie, because I work for Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD. You would be very proud of your son. He is very involved and respected in the community. Thank you for your service.

Grace Palos

September 24, 2018

I love you Daddy! You are my hero. I am so proud of you.

Mrs Tami Chadwell Garcia
Fort Worth police department

November 22, 2016

I remember I was 8 and I lived on the same street as officer Chadwell. I played with his children and he was such a wonderful father and person to all the children and adults. he often would stop by my grandmother's and have a glass of her wonderful iced tea. She had know him when he was younger and he respected her and she him. I remember when he passed feeling such a deep loss at even the age of eight. He was such a kind man. I think of him even now and I'm 53' I feel he was an angel to us all.

Rebecca Vargas

October 18, 2016

Although I never new you personally I saw you often at the wrestling matches. The night your watch ended I saw you at the Wrestling Matches working security. At that time I was a police officer for the City Of Saginaw, later I would work for Tarrant Co Sheriff Dept. in the Fugitive Division. I would think of you often and my partner and I talked about how your life was taken as we hunted the same type criminals on Ft Worth North Side. Heaven gained a great angel and know we will never forget you sacrifice. R.I.P. my brother
Glen Allison, Tarrant Co Dep. (Retired)

Dep Sheriff Glen Allison (retired)
Tarrant Co Texas Sheriff Dept

June 16, 2016

I personally want to thank you for being such a good friend to my husband. He would come home and tell me what you and Whitesides would do that nite. He took your death so hard. Little did I know I was expecting our 2nd son. We talked about names and decided to name our son Chad. We did tell your wife Carolyn. Chad is a handsome , rugged young man now. Every chance I get I do tell people who my husband and I named him after. You are my Hero. Jimmy would you do me a favor tell my husband Hello and tell him I will see him soon.
Twinkle* Hart Williams. You used to guard my husband Gary Hart.

Mrs. Gary ( Hart) Williams
My husband cherished friend and a friend to all that knew him

October 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

December 30, 2011

Here it is 22 years later and I still feel that stabbing pain when I recall your death. God is so good to have provided us the assurance that we will meet again. I love you.

Kandy Aydelotte

April 28, 2011

Officer Chadwell, thank you for your service and dedication. You have not been forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - Wife of US Marshal

February 10, 2011

In the many years that have passed, I think about you very often. After meeting again with Jimmy, Cindy, and Tammy it reminds me of the lasting friendship we had, the good times and the bad. You would have been so very proud of your kids, they all are class people, like you were. God rest you my friend. We will meet again.

H. D. (Dale) Allen
Fellow Officer and Best Friend

November 17, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

May 23, 2010

Dear Jim, I still think about you often. In fact I dream about you seeing you alive again. You were just one of the greatest folks I ever met. We had so much fun going to the wrestling matches on Mondays riding in your little blue "undercover" Maverick, with little Jimmie and the girls. You and D.R. Jones got us into every rock concert in Tarrant County free. What a great time. I remember when you met Elvis Presley! I hope to see you again my friend!

Joel Nelson

July 25, 2009



May 16, 2008

Officer Chadwell your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 13, 2008

"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 6, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 6, 2007

Whilst never having the pleasure of acquaintance, as friends of Cindy and her family, we consider ourselves extremely blessed to know your family. You should be so proud of your children; for their successes, for their beauty, and for their passion for others and life. To remember anything it must be associated with something you already know; A noble heart is a changeless heart.

With sincere love,
The Posse (Cindy’s quote un quote extended family)

Jessica Owens and Friends
Friends of Cindy Chadwell

November 29, 2007

Dear Grandpa,
I never knew you but I know you were a good person and I know that God will give you everlasting happiness. God Bless you and I love you Grandpa,

Nate Garcia

October 7, 2007

I just spoke to your Aunt Evelyn, she told me that she is 87 years old. She just wanted to talk about you and she remembered every detail of the day you passed. She loved you very much.

Cheryl Keith

August 18, 2007

Charlie Goodwin told a story about you and him at lunch last week.There were several retired officers there, and you were remembered fondly. Just proves that love and respect for a brother in blue lives on forever.


June 23, 2006

You are not forgotten.

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 25, 2006

What a hero you are. God bless you sir and thank you for your service. Take care of my brother for me. May he keep you laughing in heaven as he kept me laughing here on Earth.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Michelle Rogers

November 22, 2005

I am so proud of you dad for being a hero. Even though you gave your life so early in my childhood, I always remember you as a man of integrity and courage. You protected the weak and innocent and exhibited complete devotion to the law. God was the focal point of your existence. I am so proud to be your son. I can't wait to see you again. I love you.

Jimmie Jr.

Jimmie F. Chadwell Jr.

August 10, 2005

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