Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Chiverton

Livingston County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, March 3, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Chiverton

Jim, so long ago, 1979ish, you rode with me at the Livingston County Sheriff's Department, you were selling cars, and your dream was to be a Livingston County Sheriff's Deputy. I was so happy your dream came true. I was honored to have you work with me when you came on part time, and it was a joy to serve with you on the midinight shift when u came on full time. 23 years after your passing, I was honored to do a comedy show in your benefit, and have your sons at the show. I left for California in 1983, and we lost touch, but I think of you often, and remember the many laughs we shared, and the smiles and laughs you gave others with your great sense of humor. You are missed.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.

June 25, 2012

I cant go through this day w/ out remembering a terrific human being that was taken way to early in his life from all of us. You will always have a special place in my heart! You were a good friend and you are missed by many!

CPA Terri Wallingford Gingras
Cornell Police Aux.

March 3, 2012

I started as a Deputy for Liivingston County (NY) in the early 1980's. Jim took me under his wing and became my mentor. We soon became good friends off duty as well. I have many fond and special memories. I think of Jim and his family often. Jim was special in many ways and was taken from us far too soon. As we approach the 25th anniversary of his EOW I would like to say how much I loved and respected Jim.

Sergeant John W. Peck
Batavia (NY) PD

December 29, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes love or respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officeer Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Sheriff Chiverton and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

February 27, 2009

You will never be forgotten.

Officer Van Auken
Dansville PD

August 12, 2008


Van Den Berghe

March 3, 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

December 18, 2007

Twenty years since your EOW. Thank you for your service. RIP SIR.

brother of LAPD gang ofcr

March 3, 2007

Unfortunately I did not have the chance to meet Deputy Chiverton, but he and his family have had a positive affect on me. In 1997, I graduated from High School and received the James Chiverton Scholarship. The scholarship was presented by Mrs. Chiverton and Livingston County Sheriff, John M. York. The amount of money given was to be used for college, in which it was. I received a degree in Criminal Justice, and now have been serving as a Police Officer since 2002. I have always wanted to show my appreciation to the family of Deputy Chiverton, and now I have that opportunity. Thank you and may Deputy Chiverton never be forgotten.

Officer Van Auken
Dansville P.D

March 15, 2006

I was informed by a friend that Deputy Chiverton's death was caused by a drunk driver!. This is exactly why we strive so hard to keep drunk drivers off the road that cause instances such as this and others!. Our prayers go out to his family!.

Sgt. Jeff E. Miller
Fayetteville Police Dept.

July 20, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Chiverton,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Livingston County.


March 3, 2005

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