Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper James R. DeLoach

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper James R. DeLoach

Trooper DeLoach,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 1, 2022

Rest in peace Trooper DeLoach.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 9, 2019

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

May 31, 2018

Reston peas good sir. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. In the Lord's mind, it will endure forever. Thank you.

Mr. J Raymond

February 2, 2017

Rip James you will never be forgotten

James Morris Vistor to pay respects to fallen officers.

February 2, 2017


You and Trooper DeLoach used to back me on traffic stops on I-75 back in the day. You two were so fun and full of life. I always thought you looked like model troopers. I still think of you both and will always remember you in my prayers, especially as Police Memorial Week draws near.

Retired Troy Police Officer
Troy PD

April 22, 2014


James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Never forgotten.


April 3, 2011

Hero in life, not death. You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 3, 2011

Merry Christmas, Trooper DeLoach, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

Trooper DeLoach,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 3, 2010

Forever in our hearts...

Family friend

January 19, 2010

I miss you brother.

Specialist Pete Langenfeld, Civilian
Michigan State Police/Brother-In-Law

August 28, 2009

God Bless you Jim!

Michelle Couturier

February 25, 2009

The MSP family remembers. God bless Trooper.

Michigan State Police

February 22, 2009

To Trooper James R. DeLoach and his loved ones:

On this the seventeenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is still with your family. You’re all in our thoughts and our prayers.

James, you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, James. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service James gave to his community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 3, 1992.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2009

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

February 5, 2008



January 29, 2008

You haven't been forgotten. Rest peacefully.

January 12, 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

November 15, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

July 29, 2006

God Bless you Trooper DeLoach as you now sleep in God's love and Peace. You will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my daily prayers. Thank you for your hard work and your dedication in protecting the citizens of Michigan
Kathi halligan, Phila.PA wife/mom of LEO

December 26, 2005

I saw a video of trains in my drivers ed class today. One of the stories that was on the tape was yours and your partners. I thank you, sir. May god bless your family with a kind and loveing hand.


July 10, 2005

Jim, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Both yours & Steve's memory are honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless you both.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

Tpr. James Deloach looked like that model Trooper, if you pictured how a Trooper should look that was Jim. Jim was big strong and smart and would have gone far in his life and career. What I miss most about Jim is hearing his sarcastic sence of humor and his laugh.

Sgt. David Hampton
Michigan State Police

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