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Deputy Sheriff James Foote

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 4, 1974

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Foote

Rest In Peace Brother. 43 years since your EOW, you are not forgotten. Thank You Sir.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 4, 2017

RIP Deputy Foote. Thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff LASD

October 4, 2016

Thinking of you Pops. :) Hope you and Trey are having fun up there. Miss you both and can't wait to see you both again.

Jim Foote II
Son

October 4, 2013

You were a great man and were a great example to me of how to be an honorable man. There is no doubt that you are in Heaven with Ruly and Trey and I am sure having a blast. Save a place and some stories for me. Miss you every day and hope you are proud of the man I have become.

Jim Foote
Son

May 25, 2013

Deputy Foote, you are not forgotten. God bless you and your family.

SSA Ellen Pierson
US ICE

October 4, 2010

Rest in Peace, Deputy Foote. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 19, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Deputy Foote.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 19, 2008

I was a very young kid, a new detective, working the night Jim was killed. I was a gang specialist then and had to assist Homicide in their investigation of Jim's death. It was a horrible night - the loss of a good cop, a good friend - a good man.

Many years later I was in a coffee shop having breakfast with a friend, also a Deputy, right before a training session. We were kiding the waitress when she said, "you guys must be cops." I asked why she said that and her resposne was, "my dad was a cop and he had the same sense of humor as you guys."

We told her we were cops and I asked where her Dad worked. She said I wouldn't know him because he had died 15 years earlier. I asked his name and she said "Jim Foote."

I told her I was there the day he died and explained to her what he was doing when he died. I told her what a terrific cop and great, quiet leader he was. I told her of the response from other cops, Gary Hellman, Raul Adauto and Bill Thill. I can still remember it like it was yesterday.

In the end we hugged and cried about her loss, our loss and how much Jim was missed and loved by his family. Jim's wife was a beautiful women and raised a beautiful family.

God Bless You, Jim. Thanks for teaching a dumb kid how to be a cop.

LASD - Norwalk - Retired

Captain
LASD

May 9, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

vandenberghe
nh

October 14, 2007

Jim:
I want to thank you for being such a great friend and partner in East LA. You came to my aid one time when I was getting the heck kicked out of me. You are one great cop, Jim. You are missed by a lot of folks.
rick

Richard S. Bivins, JD (former LASD)
LASD Major Crimes (last assignment)

December 17, 2005

Jim and I attended the academy together. I remember him as a caring family man who believed that police work was, by its benefits, a means of security for his family. Having observed the treatment of fallen and injured Deputies over the past 36+ years I think he was right. I hope, and expect the Department has treated his family well. God Bless a nice man.

Ron Sipes, 31 years later.

Ret. Sgt. John (Ron) Sipes
LASD

October 12, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

October 4, 2004

Deputy Foote you are remembered. May God Bless your family and friends.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

March 14, 2004

May God bless you and your family in your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 4, 2004

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