Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Martin Leach

Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant James Martin Leach

To the family, friends and colleagues of HERO Sergeant James Martin Leach: I mailed my No Parole letter today, on his behalf. I am very sorry for your loss. It’s so unfair that you have to relive the pain, with each new parole board hearing.
To Sergeant Leach: Thank You for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten!

God Bless You All!

Allie Wroten
Proudly Supporting All L.E.O.’s
Wife of a Corrections Deputy

August 16, 2019

Jimmy time passing changed nothing in my thinking of you and missing you. Everything from that rotten night is still so clear. I was at Mario’s with ML having dinner when my pager went off had use phone at front desk. You said come in early if I can due to the tensions running high from Rodney King verdict.
I came in quick as I could go change and met you at Kelly’s as you said.
Our foot patrol all evening until early AM was uneventful. Had not sprayed anyone...dang...As we sat on the blue railing at Manor Square you said let’s go check on Bobby and Sharon at the barricade’s which we did.
Bob needed to go to Kelly’s and you told me to go with him. While there a disturbance call came out at Guitars, which you said on the air “take your new partner and handle” lol
After handling and walking back across Broadway the POS in the blue Monte Carlo busted through the barricade and turned North on Broadway the asshole was laughing as I shined my light at his face. We did not know you had been hit all we heard was the screaming for an assist from Jo or Sharon as we ran to the scene....hate it so bad 290 Squad Loves you Man never ever forgotten.

The asshole rot’s in Prison wish I could have saved him the trip.

Randy Poletis

Randy Poletis
Old Cop

May 3, 2019

RIP Sgt Leach! You are gone but never ever forgotten! Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Candice Ramirez

May 2, 2019

You're always remembered.

Civ. Jenny Kerr #13319
Kansas City MO Police (circa 1991)

January 3, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

May 3, 2017

Jim was my older brother and a pretty cool one at that. When he was killed on May 2nd, which is also our mother's birthday, it was very devastating. I remember during the process of the funeral, there were so many people that had a story to tell us about him! And with Jimmy, they were usually funny! There was an estimated 5000 people to attend his funeral and you have no idea what that meant to us as a family! It wasn't just officers, which they came from all over, but the amount of civilians that came as well and my brother had touched their lives in some sort of way!

I miss him daily! I love you bro!

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank each of you that left a message on here! I didn't know about this page until today or I would have left a message for everyone long ago.

Again, Thank you all!

Michael Leach

May 2, 2016

I think about my friends I have lost from the department and Jim was very special as we spent time together when he worked the 370 squad at EPD and I was in the 360 squad. Jim was always full of life and I always enjoyed being around him. And as Billy said you are never forgotten!!!

Mike Moorefield
former KCMOPD #2931

May 27, 2015

tonight I remember my co-worker and friend, who was murdered so many years ago while we worked off-duty in Westport....I was there with several others and it changed our lives forever!!! We salute you Jimmy for your service and hope the best for your family and children who are now grown adults.

You are NOT FORGOTTEN!!!!!

Detective Billy Martin

May 1, 2015

You are never forgotten. You are a Hero!!

Sue C. Neely
Mother of Officer Tom Ballman, EOW 2/07/08
Kirkwood, Mo. Police Dept.

September 29, 2014

Rest in peace our fallen brother, you have not been forgotten. My NO PAROLE letter will go out today. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt Leach who are no doubt still hurting even after all these years.

Senior Patrolman Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

August 20, 2014

My ex-husband and father of our son was murdered in the line of duty February 7, 2013. The man who took his life chose to take the cowardly way out and commit suicide after he was pinned down and knew apprehension was eminent. He managed to kill a Sheriff's Deputy and injure another before he took his life. Had he not killed himself I would have been strongly supporting the death penalty. If Life in Prison was the outcome I would expect nothing less than for him to rot away in a cell for the rest of his life.

I have not sent a "No Parole" letter until today. I am outraged at how many killers of our protectors are afforded the opportunity for consideration for parole and therefore "a life." I have mailed my letter on behalf of your husband, father and family. I am so sorry for the years you've been robbed of him. I included my personal story so that, if they read the letters, they will understand that we are a large (unfortunately) community and that we are united.

I will follow Sergeant Leach's case and pray for the right and just outcome. I've got your back!

Jennifer Crain, Surviving Ex-Spouse
Michael Crain, Riverside P.D., EOW 02/07/13

August 19, 2014

22 years have gone by pretty fast. I was off on a fishing trip at the Lake or I would have been with you, Mom, BK, Jay-Dog, Captain Stun, Bobby and Little Sharon as we were the Westport Rangers-KCPD. Bike Cops before Bike Cops were called Community Policing. You died doing what you love to do, being a COP and in these difficult times surrounding the law enforcement family it is always comforting to know that you did not suffer on that horrible day in May 1992. Cool down a couple cocktails for us all as our times will approach faster than many of us may want. May God continue to bless your Soul, Sgt!!!

Troy Meyer (Sgt.)
KCPD- (soon to be retired)

August 19, 2014

No parole for this SOB
This was not a DUI crash it was an out and out homicide of a police officer by a pissed off drunk
He knew what he was doing when he ran over this Officer and killed him

Jim and I worked together when he was on Raytown PD

RIP my brother.

Sgt. Michael McDonough
Raytown Mo PD

August 19, 2014

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. They should not have to endure such hardships after their sacrifice.
You will never be forgotten!

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

September 7, 2012

We have sent our NO PAROLE letters. We hope this monster NEVER gets out of prison!!! You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O

September 7, 2012

You are not forgotten.


September 6, 2012

God Bless


September 5, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

September 5, 2012

Jimmy-Think of you often and so glad I came in to work with you when you called that evening. -Randy


January 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventeenth 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. Rest In Peace

I hold your family in thought and prayer today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 3, 2009



May 2, 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 6, 2007

Sergeant Leach we remember and honor you today for your service and sacrifice. My sympathy to your family and fellow officers. May God Bless you.

Police Mom

January 13, 2006

Gone but not forgotten. May God continue to bless your son & daughter.

J. Forman

June 13, 2004

God bless. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service.

M. Moore

January 16, 2004

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