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Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 16, 1976

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Reflections for Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Was a shipmate of his aboard the Randolph CV15 .Did not know him well but had spoken to him several times George A Bobb USN 65-73

George Bobb
Former shopmate USS Randolph

November 1, 2022

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to go on this page and read some of the reflections of those who cared and took time to write. I want to thank everyone for your kind words. Time passes but never forgotten. That horrible night is etched in my mind and heart forever. For those that never knew Jimmy he was a beautiful soul. Served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam crisis aboard the USS Randolph. Came to be a resident in Baltimore Maryland in 1969. Jimmy was born in Franklin county Alabama 1944.I sometimes wonder what life would have been if he was still alive. To this day, I carry him in my heart.

Spouse Angela Halcomb

October 29, 2022

Jim was a shipmate of mine in the late 60's , aboard the aircraft carrier Randolph. I was a sailor and he was a Marine but I didn't mind. Semper- Fi shipmate.

George Bobb
Navy /Marine Corp

August 5, 2022

On the forty-four anniversary of your death, the city of Baltimore State's Attorney's Office is still investigating it. The Chief Medical Examiner for Maryland made this information known in 2019. The medical records custodian for the Medical Examiner's Office, Mr. Bruce Goldfarb, added, "they could still prosecute someone." You and your family deserve the very best. I want to write a book about what happened to you and create a museum at 43 Carey Street (near Lombard)--- a museum dedicated to your life and how it changed Baltimore, the city where you fell. Everyone's feelings and observations from forty four years ago, today, can rest your case.
In peace and goodwill. We light another candle.

Kyle Ann Ross

April 16, 2020

I light a candle for you on this forty-third year so society might have light. We lament expecting the impossible and mourn sending you in the crossfire. May we chart a new course. And see new openings. I apologize for society. We must not send anyone into danger and destruction.

Kyle Ann Ross

April 16, 2019

I hope to meet you in person to offer my condolences. The internet seems so impersonal. May we find a way to redesign the culture so what happened to you never happens and if it were to happen to anyone, then we all gather round to meet their needs. We can gather to meet the needs of anyone who has lost a family member. May 2019 bring us wisdom and enlightenment to know how to prevent such tragedy and allocate aid. I believe in humanity.
Respectfully submitted,
with warm regards to you and yours.

Kyle Ann Ross

December 31, 2018

As I sit here reading the reflections of so many and the outpouring of love and respect, I am humbled and so thankful for all of you who stopped to write your thoughts and those who to took the time and write letters to the Parole Board.
This year or possibly next year, Jimmy's killer John Earl Williams has been granted a new trial because of an error in instructions to the jury in the original trial. This is due to a ruling called the Unger Ruling. I won't go into it but you can Google Unger Ruling for more information. This year, so far, I have gone to court to stop him for time served to requesting bail until the new trail. This has taken a toll on my family and me. I am so thankful for all of the many active and retired law enforcement that have been there for me in court and in prayers. I will keep you all informed as things progress.

In Loving Memory of Officer Jimmy D. Halcomb, I remain,
Angie Halcomb
Surviving Spouce
EOW: 04/16/1976

July 10, 2017

Officer Halcomb,
On today, the 41st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 16, 2017

Thank you very much for your service to our country. I am very sorry for the loss that your friends and family must feel. I hope my letter to the parole board made it on time.

John Haseltine - Civilian

October 7, 2016

May the Lord Bless you and keep you,
May His face shine upon you
With love and peace forever. Amen

Till we meet again !

Detective Agent Glenn D. Hauze
BPD Western District 1974-1979

April 17, 2016

My squad and I were there that night. Some of us have stayed in touch over the years. There hasn't been a year that's passed that we haven't remembered the night, Jim Halcomb, and the five officers who were shot. I hope to be there on the 16th to honor his and their sacrifices. A fairly complete accounting of Lombard and Carey can be found on the BPD Museum web site:
Go to the BPD History Link and then click on "39 Minutes of Terror."

Joe Key Lt. (Retired)

March 10, 2016

My letter went out today. Thank you for your service

Barbie Langham-Diamond
Daughter of fallen Officer Billy M Langham

February 10, 2016

Proud to send my "No Parole" letter today sir. Thank you for your service. May God bless the family, friends, and former co-workers of Officer Halcomb during this time of opening a really never healing wound. Rest in peace brother.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

February 2, 2016

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 2, 2016

Life in Prison means Life in Prison

Richard Richardson
United Services

February 2, 2016

Jimmy's widow posted on Facebook today that his killer is up for parole. John Earl Williams, DOC #142414, Case #(s) 57611101 - 57611110 - 57611113, Violent offense(s): Murder 1st Degree, is up for parole. The case will be heard in June of this year. Please write letters concerning your outrage to:
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Maryland Parole Commission
6776 Reisterstown Rd
Suite 307
Baltimore, MD 21215-2343
David Blumberg, Chairman
ATTN: Lywanda Johnson, Victim Services Coordinator

Edmund Bossle, Ret Lt
Baltimore City Police Department

January 14, 2016

Today marks 39 years that you were taken from me. There isn't a day that goes by that you don't enter my mind. I carry your memory in my heart until we meet again. I love you with all my heart/

Angie Halcomb

April 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Jimmy. You and Angie are thought of often. God bless and RIP brother.

Sgt William Phelps
Baltimore City Police 14 years retired Cape Coral PD Florida 2002

May 9, 2014

Just wanted to stop by and let you know our 46 wedding aniversary was Dec. 30th. I wish we could have celebratered it together. As a matter of fact, I was I didn't have to celebrate and of the Holidays without you. Love you and miss you every day.

In Loving Memory of Officer Jimmy D. Halcomb, I remain,
Angie Halcomb
Surviving Spouce
EOW: 04/16/1976

January 6, 2014

Happy Birthday in Heaven, Jimmy. I will forever miss you and love you.

Angela Halcomb
Surviving spouse

May 8, 2013

rest in peace

pfc j pease
cmpd-retired bpd

April 16, 2013

I have lived in the Baltimore area now for 10 years. I see the tough job the p.d. has and the sacrifices they make to keep the community safe. Officer Halcomb you paid the ultimate price and I pray for you and your family. I respect all that you have done and may you rest in peace.

J. Gantner
Grandson, Son, Brother of NJ P.O.'s and NJSP

January 26, 2013

Officer Halcomb,thank you for your sacrifice. May God bless your family

John Veer,Mayor,Strawberry,Arkansas

June 11, 2012

I haven't been here in awhile. Sorry, I missed the most recent reflections. I want to thank Phyllis Loya for her kind thoughts you posted and also let you know how sorry I am for the lose of your son, Officer Larry Lasater. I will never forget the pain in my mother-in-law's eyes after Jimmy was killed. At least now, she is with him. Losing a child has to be the most tragic of all losses. God Bless you.

Thank you, Lt. J Pease, BPD for your kind words. It really is nice to know he is still remember.

Grace, you are a gift for God. I love you. I know our Jimmy's are together watching over us. Your friendship means to much. I thank God everyday for that friendship!

God Bless you all and God watch over all Law Enforcement Officers.

Angie Halcomb, Surviving Spouse

May 31, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections, especially to Angie for sharing your love story. Angie is surely a wonderful person for all the work she has done with other survivors.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 17, 2012

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