Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James L. Gordon

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, December 14, 1987

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Reflections for Officer James L. Gordon

Such a tragic way to go; but rest assured your sacrifice isn't unnoticed. May your soul continue to rest in eternal peace. Peace and blessings to your daughter. <3

FaLinda Johnson GPSTC Cadet
Jesup Police Department

December 14, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 7, 2021

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

July 5, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Gordon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

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

December 14, 2017

Officer Gordon,
On today, the 29th 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 the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 14, 2016

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 26, 2012

I was one of his training officers, he was a good cop.

Det. J. Hairston

Det. James Hairston
Metropolitan Police

October 4, 2012

While doing geneaology research I ran across your name. Hard to believe that come Dec, it will have been 25 years. I remember exiting the church at your service, hearing and seeing officers snap to attention. The people on the street with hand over heart or saluting during the processional.

Many remember you as a fellow officer, you were my family, the person that I looked up to like an older brother. I always looked forward to your visits to our home as well as my visits with you in DC.

Know that I will ALWAYS remember you!

Harry Chambers

August 26, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

What a terrible tragedy for all involved. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

Officer Gordon was one of the Fifth District's finest officers. I remember being a rookie with just a year on when this happened. May he rest in peace. Your sister in blue.

Det. Grade 1 Jacqueline Middleton

December 15, 2010

"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 9, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Gordon, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

Dear Officer Gordon, I am at your site Sir to thank you for your service to the District o Columbia, and also to pay tribute to every Officer with the name Gordon. My dear friend Bob and Carol Gordon, lost their son Officer Michael P. Gordon on 08-08-04, a fine young man that decided to work the west side of Chicago . So here I am to honor both of you. You lost your life in such a tragic accident, but will forever be remembered by your Blue Line family. Our hero's never die. loving memories.
Mother-in-law of:
Sgt. Jeffrey T. Hewitt EOW 04-04-04
Asheville, North Carolina
Carolyn Moore

Carolyn Moore

March 10, 2007

You have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this day.

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

December 14, 2006

What a sad story.May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord bless and comfort both your loved ones and the other office involved..he must live in torment.

December 14, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

December 9, 2006


Many years have passed since your untimely death and you continue to be missed. There is not a day that I don't think of you and your family. I will always remember how much you adored your daughter. Your memory will continue to live in my heart. Your forever friend.

Michele K. Berry-Sloan


December 7, 2006

Although we are not related, I thought it only fitting to stop here and leave a reflection to say that you have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

Robert Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Robert Gordon

September 1, 2005

To the family of Officer Gordon, you'r in my prayers. Rest in peace.

Maxine Clifford, mother
Deputy Joshua Rutherford eow 5/29/03

June 21, 2005


February 24, 2005

On the anniversary of your death be mindful that you are not forgotten.

Rest in peace.


December 14, 2004

James, no officer should be without a reflection . . . I honor you. Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Police Officer.)

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

June 9, 2004

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