Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James E. Doyle

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, February 5, 1982

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Reflections for Police Officer James E. Doyle

Rest in peace Officer Doyle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2019

Jim’s death was the beginning of a very long and sad week in the history of the CPD. RIP JIM

Peter F. Dignan, Lt.
CPD

February 7, 2018

I have never meet you, but have heard so much. You and my Uncle Mike were best friends for along time, making it home safely though Vietnam together and the stories my grandmother would tell me of the goofy things you all did together. I would just like to say thank you for your service in all aspects. May you rest in peace and enjoy a cold beer with my grandma and grandpa up there.

Samantha Casey
Relative of friend

May 18, 2016

RIP BROTHER

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Officer Doyle,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in Vietnam. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2015

My father used to tell this officer's story to us. He was a Lieutenant with the Training Division when it happened. He said this death changed the whole way they trained recruits. I'm very sorry they hadn't changed earlier. My humblest and most heartfelt condolences.

Civilian

January 22, 2014

Jimmy,

I still remember end of tour that day, how we all stood at checkout, completely frozen by the news. Those days in the Academy feel like yesterday. Miss your laugh, your jokes,
and your absolute certainty that you were doing exactly what you were meant to do. Now you're on patrol with the angels, and the rest of us as missing our hero and friend.

P.O. GG
CPD friend

May 4, 2013

you will never be forgotten, rest in peace brave hero.........

son of ret. p.o donald d dausinas
son of chicago police officer dausinas

February 6, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Doyle. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer James Doyle and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to James' memory on the 29th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service James gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 1982.

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

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

Your actions that day as a new officer will never be forgotten. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Nor will Officers Fahey and O'Brien who were shot and killed as they returned from your funeral. The CPD will remember all of you.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

February 3, 2011

Officer Doyle, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 5, 2010

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day, you have not been forgotten. How the individual that casued all this pain was able to live on death row for 20 years and then have his sentence commuted is a slap in the face of justice. Our Governor who commuted his sentence has joined the ranks of being in prison himself, where he also belongs. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 5, 2010

Your spirit, your courage and your dedication has continued on in others that have known you and been your neighbor. I guess it had a lot to do with how many on 85th Place picked up the torch of trying to make a difference for their fellow citizens by putting on the badge and walking the walk. You maybe gone but you have not been forgotten.

Master Deputy Bill Meyer
Spartanburg County, SC Sheriffs Office

January 19, 2009

RIP.You may be gone but you will not be forgotten.

Anonymous

November 8, 2008

Let us never forget your bravery.

Dan McWeeny
retired CPD

May 7, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, I WONDER HOW THE GOVERNOR WOULD HAVE FELT IF YOU WERE A RELATIVE OF HIS.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 17, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Doyle and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Doyle has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Officer Doyle, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Doyle is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York

April 19, 2007

You are a true American HERO. Thank you for your service and may you and your family find comfort in knowing that so many of your brothers and sisters are carrying on the torch.

Public Safety Officer, James Perrone
Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety, CA

April 4, 2007

Jimmy
I miss you always. You have been gone 25 years and sometimes it seems like yesterday. The day you were murdered a light went out inside me. I will never forget you and I know that you died doing what you truly wanted to do with your life. Its ironic you came thru 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam to be murdered on a CTA bus in Chicago.I love you and God Bless you. Your Sister

Mary-Jo
Sister

March 1, 2007

Rest in peace, my brother....we won't let you be forgotten


Peace Officers Memorial Foundation of Cook County Illinois

March 10, 2006

Thank you for your service Officer Doyle. You will not be forgotten.

February 5, 2005

A GREAT INJUSTICE HAS BEEN DEALT TO THE DOYLE FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU. I AM REFERRING TO THE NOW GONE SENILE GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS.OFFICER DOYLE,YOU MAY BE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RETIRED
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

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