Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James Herbert Fulford, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper James Herbert Fulford, Jr.

Growing up as the daughter of two Florida Ag Law Enforcement Officers, I have many times thought about the danger my parents put themselves in to serve the public. My parents could easily search a truck or personal vehicle and have a tragic event like the one that took Trooper Fulford from his family and friends. I am blessed to still have both of my parents, but my heart hurts for the families that lose a family member in the line of duty.
I am blessed to have received the James H. Fulford Memorial Scholarship at North Florida College for this Summer Semester. While I did not know much about Trooper Fulford before today, my parents remember when he was killed and my dad remembered a lot about the accident as it stood out to him. There are many people that knew him and it was so nice to be able to read what an amazing man and Trooper he was. I am so honored to receive this scholarship in honor of Trooper Fulford. This scholarship is very helpful to fund my education to become a Registered Nurse and I will remember Trooper Fulford as I move forward in my life and career.

Thank you Trooper Fulford for making the ultimate sacrifice. You will be remembered for your service and your dedication to serving the public.

Caibre Johnson
North Florida College Student

May 8, 2022

Thank you for the knowledge you were willing to share with a young cop just starting out. Thank you for being such a great example of service and excellence...

Hard to believe it's been over thirty years...

Go rest high on that mountain, Brother!

SGT Richard Rooney
Alachua County Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2022

Rest in peace sir. You sound like a true Christian. I wished I could have known you.

Fellow citizen

February 1, 2022

What a tragedy, where are we in Iraq? Bombs inside a microwave? What a Sadistic Murderous Coward I'm glad he got put down in 2014

May God Bless you and keep you, have His Face Shine upon you, and give you peace.

March 14, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Fulford.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2019

This reflection is in respect to the memory of my mentor, my comrade, trainer and overall good trooper James H. Fulford and his family, especially his wife Mrs. K. Fulford and James Herbie Jr. Best regards, Trooper Richard Glenn, A-Man, [email protected]

Ex-Trooper -Richard F. Glenn, Auxillary
Troop H. Tallahassee Florida

February 12, 2018

I am a survivor of the bomb that took his life. The bomb was meant for my mother. Everyday I’m grateful. Mr. Jimmy is my hero!

P. Bailey

January 19, 2018

Jimmy Fulford was my husband's closest friend on the Patrol. The day that Jimmy died changed lives forever. I can still close my eyes and see his sweet face and hear him say, "How are you doin' Mama?" (Jimmy's nickname for me) This make me smile because we were the same age. But he was aware that being a mom was the most important thing to me. Jimmy was always there fore his friends and for those who were not as fortunate. His wife would share how she would have to go to the ATM to get money for someone that Jimmy had encountered on the highway who might need gas or food. And Jimmy always seemed to have a smile. We love Jimmy and his family and he left an unbelievable mark on our hearts, forever.

Annette Grissom

October 13, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen: This is my third post on this website for my good friend Trooper Jimmy Fulford. I wanted to wait some time and reflect after the execution of his killer. I feel some anger that the life of this good man was taken away from his family and his friends (I was a latter) -- but I find solice in God's eternal life and the fact that I believe that this fine man James Herbert Fulford is there (now, as long as I knew him, he NEVER told me that his middle name was HERBERT, but, truth be told, I never told him that MY middle name was BARRY !!!!) His aspirations in college was to be a Florida State Trooper and he succeeded. He wanted to help folks and he succeeded. He wanted to be the friend you could count on and he EXCEEDED. Now comes the hard part: By profession I fight death and promote health, BUT I support the death penalty for this simple reason: Human Life is precious. IF we as society allow the bad guys without a death penalty, to kill our law enforcers, then what good are laws or life or safety?

Jimmy,,,, I wish to see you again in Heaven,, and to have another Hamburger & Fries like we did at Hillcreast Dairy Bar --- Hey,, easy up on that ketchup and pass it over to me !!!

Dr. Mikel Tuten (Pinetta, FL)

Dr. Mikel Tuten

June 14, 2014

RIP my brother of the badge, God Bless your Family, Friends and Department. I'm glad justice finally got the POS that murdered you.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

March 1, 2014

Thank you Trooper Fulford for your service and actions that saved other lives. Truly a hero was taken so quickly that day with such a senseless act.
It is a shame that it could take so long to finally get justice from that coward that took your life.
I pray that the family may find some comfort knowing that the appeals are over and the State has finally done their job.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

February 28, 2014







February 27, 2014

God Bless Trooper Fulford ans prayers to his family

retired auxiliary officer

February 27, 2014

Your killer has met his doom after 22 yrs of breathing free air brother. May your family have peace and comfort in knowing that you have been vindicated.


February 27, 2014

R.I.P. , Thank you for your service - NJDOC SGT RET

Craig Russo SGT

February 27, 2014

Jimmy Fulford was the president of our 53rd recruit class. From the first day of the Academy, until the day he went home to be with his Savior, Jimmy was known to us as a man who loved God, a man you could trust completely, and a man who loved the Florida Highway patrol, and who entered law enforcement to help people. At the Academy, I remember Jimmy as being a quiet and friendly person, mostly, but he demonstrated a demeanor that just wanted to make you be around him. I can still see him climbing that rope up to the ceiling of the gym, at 5:30AM, using only his hands to make the trip to the top. He was very strong, even though he wasn't a large man, and he kept himself in incredible physical shape. Jimmy's photo could have been used as a recruiting poster for the Florida Highway Patrol. I shall never forget February 01, 1992, when I received a call from the duty officer, telling me that Jimmy had been killed. I was already on my way to Tallahassee for a school, and I had to drive by the crime scene. I was devastated by what I saw. Jimmy, you set an example of how a Christian law enforcement officer should conduct himself. Your life, in itself, was a testimony and a witness for Christ. Losing you was a tragedy for all of us; however, as a Christian, I look forward to the day when I shall meet up with you again. Thank you, again, for your service, and for the love you displayed as a child of God.

Retired Captain Michael A. Juliano
Florida Highway Patrol

February 26, 2014

Rest in peace brother

Trooper Tammy Tindle Husar
Retired FHP

February 1, 2014

Seven years ago or so, I posted a note in reflection of my FRIEND (and YOURS), Trooper Jimmy Fulford --- as 2014 unfolds, I again think of him as I watch things in this country evolve. I think back to the many lunches we had in college (North Fl Jr College in Madison) at the Hillcrest Dairy Bar (hamburger, fries and coke were $1.50) He had adapted a gun rack in the back seat of his Ford Fairlane !!
Folks, I can tell you one thing about Jimmy --- he did NOT go into law enforcement for a power trip or to arrest people --just the opposite, he wanted to HELP people and he DID. I want his family and everyone to know that spending this time and remembering him have made my heart feel good, he was one of the good ones --- Hey Jimmy --- Pass the Ketchup !!!!!!!

Dr. Mikel Tuten (Madison, FL, now in Sanford, Fl)


January 11, 2014

I worked with Keith-Ann, when I soon after graduated from college and am honored to call both Keith-Ann and Jimmy my friends. James Herbert and was a little guy and Ashley was a baby. Jimmy was just a good guy, a great friend.


February 15, 2013

We will never forget.. continue to rest in peace Trooper Fulford.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 1, 2013

Jimmy, you were my mentor, my FTO and my friend. I will always miss you. Your service and devotion will not be forgotton.

FHPA 786 Phillip Reams
Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary

January 21, 2013

Jimmy and I worked together for 12 years, he was a fine young man and a top notch Trooper. He was like a son to me. I know he is in heaven.

B.J. Tinney

Lieutenant Buddy J. Tinney
Florida Highway Patrol

December 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Fulford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 1, 2012

I have Jimmy for many years frist as a young man growing up in Greenville and knowing how strong his faith in Jesusu Christ was and still is today. I think of him often and I know he is in heaven. Often when I travel down the interestate I find my self looking for his crusier along the way. Miss him alot but I know he is in a good place,

Cheri Blount

January 3, 2012

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