Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James R. Hand

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 14, 1982

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Reflections for Sergeant James R. Hand

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 14, 2020

Well James its been 31 years now and i still think of you often,more so lately.My daughter Dallas graduated fron the acadamy yesterday,its bitter sweet and not sure about it.She glowed yesterday as we did at graduation in 1980, its kind of funny that she was only 2 when we graduated and now she is the first certified female officer in Randolph County history.Things are-a-changing...

Dr. Dennis G. Basco
My Brother My Partner

November 16, 2013

Long long time is past and we are so far, but i still remember you Jim. Therefore i want just make a respectful mind in the memory of a righteous man, victim of blind and absurd violence.
hi there jim
here is Maurizio from Sicily (ITALY)

E6 Ciolino Maurizio

January 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Hand. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 14, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 or love. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service James gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and the supreme sacrfice he and his family made on March 14, 1982.

Rest In Peace, Todd.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 14, 2009



April 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
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

August 8, 2007

Hey Uncle Jim. I sure miss you alot. I see Becky every now and then. She seems to be doing really well now. I guess that you have heard about how I let everyone down. I am really sorry to disappoint you like this. I know how hard you worked for what your believed in and here I am on the other side of the badge. I am doing better now but still have some improving to do. I guess it will take a little time. I am hating the way I have been living more and more every day and I think that I have just about had my fill of it. I think about you alot and miss you very much. I promise that I will try to do better. I love you, "The Jello Kid"

Lee Hand

December 18, 2003

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