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Patrolman James Dewey Chamblin

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, April 15, 1974

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Reflections for Patrolman James Dewey Chamblin

I road up the elevator with you the night you were killed. You were brand new on our third shift and riding with my former partner, John Campbell. I asked you how you liked police work and you stated you loved it. Rest in peace my brother in Law Enforcement and OCPD proud. I served OCPD for 31 years. !970 t0 2001

Ret. Lt. Jodie Perkins
Okla. City Police Dept

May 17, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace.

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

April 16, 2012

Officer Chamblin,
36 years ago you were murdered. Know that we as OCPD officer and as law enforcement brothers and sisters have not forgotton your sacrifice. Thank you for your service! Rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotton!

Officer
Okla. City Police Dept.

April 14, 2010

Brother, we went by your gravesite this past week to place flowers in remembrance, let it be know that you are not forgotton and never will be! May you rest in peace.

Officer
OCPD Honor Guard

May 13, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Patrolman Chamblin.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 9, 2008

Your service and dedication will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

A citizen

April 29, 2007

I was only a baby when you were killed in the line of duty, so I do not remember much. I can only go by the stories I was told by my mother and father. I want you to know that you would have been so proud of your family. Rest in peace and know we will see you again soon.

Adrienne
niece

August 21, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 28, 2005

05/23/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Chamblin.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 24, 2004

God bless you and your family at your tragic loss. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 6, 2004

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