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Detective James R. Fine

Racine Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, January 11, 1974

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Reflections for Detective James R. Fine

Det. Fine,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Racine. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 11, 2024

Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

Was working on the Wisconsin State Patrol with his brotherJerry Fine at the time. RIP brother!

Anthony Schiro
Racine Police Department (retired)

January 12, 2021

Rest in peace Detective Fine.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 7, 2020

May his soul rest in peace in Heaven. Detective James R. Fine will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

June 18, 2019

I regret the loss of Detective Fine. I am sure the Fine family remember him as a man of honor. God DOES ultimately have a purpose in allowing this good man's death, and I am gratified his family recognizes it. There are many who read this who stand with you.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 11, 2017

"The spirit lives, as long as the living remember"!
You are not forgotten Det Fine!

Maritime Security Officer Beverly Bowers
American Guard Services

January 11, 2017

Words cannot express what my family has endured from this senseless tragedy.
God has a plan for all of us, and untimely deaths are only orchestrated for personal growth.
May we all grow spiritually through the lessons of this lifetime.

Dr. Jeff Fine

March 15, 2015

This is my father and I appreciate the tribute. I was too young to remember him well, but grew up knowing the true hero my father was. I want to thank all of the men and women who protect and serve. So much in the news today is negative towards the police. Please know many of us thank you!

Jodie A. Fine Statler

January 13, 2015

Remember that day and will never forget. Remember the tears and the feeling of such a loss. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer, Sandra Mott
Racine Police Department

January 12, 2015

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Fine. Your valor has been remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 11, 2015

Rest in peace Detective Fine, Your sacrifice as well as those before you has helped Racine Police Department and its Peace Officers greatly and no doubt saved many lives. I will see you in heaven when i get there.

Son of a Veteran Police Officer and aspiring Law Enforcement Officer
Christian Non Denominational
21 Years Old
Honor The Fallen Till I Join Them.

May 9, 2014

A hero may fall but shall never be forgotten, RIP Sir.

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

February 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

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

January 11, 2012

I salute you my fellow detective for your heroic actions 37 years ago. Thank you for being a fine example for other detectives.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 11, 2011

Rest in God's Loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

April 7, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Detective Fine.

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 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

February 22, 2008

Thirty Four years have passed since your untimely death.
We pause and say a prayer today for your loved ones who still mourn you.
Rest in peace Detective, you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

January 11, 2008



January 3, 2008

Rest in peace you'll never be forgoten, we salute you!

Brother in law

May 17, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, may God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.


January 11, 2005

Warrior and Hero!!..

October 6, 2004

Rest in peace brother
You're gone but not forgotten.

Walworth Co SO

December 19, 2003

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