Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer James R. Fields

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 1950

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer James R. Fields

Integrity, passion, courage, commitment…these are all values that have been used to describe Officer James Fields. As a member of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Officer Fields served in a way that could be a lesson to all FWC recruits and officers throughout time. FWC Class 31 is honored to complete today’s memorial workout in remembrance of Officer Fields and looks to continue on the legacy which he left behind.

FWC Class 31
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

December 27, 2016

James Fields was my great uncle and the man who taught my father to hunt. The account as it is written here is incorrect according to family members, friends and contemporary news articles. According to those sources, Uncle James was killed at night after he and his partner confronted two men who were hunting illegally. One surrendered and the other ran. Uncle James pursued the fleeing suspect, Broward Larkins, a man with whom he had at least one prior confrontation. Larkins stopped, waited in the darkness and shot Uncle James with buckshot. Uncle James's .45 was still holstered beneath his leather jacket when the body was found. Larkins was convicted of his murder and sent to prison.

Jim McClellan
Relative of the deceased

April 2, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first 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 respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

OFFICER FIELDS, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

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

January 7, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Vandenberghe
Manchester, nh

December 17, 2007

Thank you for your dedicated service. You have not been forgotten.

A citizen

April 12, 2007

Not forgotten, rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

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