Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer III James E. Walch

Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer III James E. Walch

Police Officer III James E. Walch gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Police Officer III James E. Walch for all you did, Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz,
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thank you for your service & sacrifice.

January 31, 2022

Police Officer III James E. Walch gave his life to serve and protect. He will always be honored and forever remembered. Thank you, Police Officer III James E. Walch for all you did,
Forever Rest In Peace!

Rachel Blitz
Montgomery County, MD (Resident)
Thankful Citizen

April 14, 2021

Officer Walch,
On today, the 25th 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 with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 25, 2019

I did not have the pleasure of knowing you in life. I did have the honor however, of serving you in an official capacity after your loss and attended your funeral. I was so deeply saddened by the suffering of your family at church, yet filled with so much pride in your selflessness and courage facing perils civilians know so little about. I've never been the same, or looked at what you, and your brothers and sisters of Montgomery County and across the country take on each day as so clearly important prior to your loss. The world is a better place because of you. You have changed lives of people you never met and I thank you, so many years later...that is good work! Rest well, Sir.

Paul R. Newell, CPO, Ret.

April 20, 2013

Miss you Jim!

Mark Janney
Montgomery County Police

January 25, 2013

Officer Walch,
On today, the 19th 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 USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

January 25, 2013

Rest In Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

January 25, 2013

Today is a sad day in history, losing so may Hero's the same way in 1994. But you shall never be forgotten. May you RIP Officer Walsh.

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

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th 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. He was also your fellow Marine so I bid you semper fi.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember him for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold his family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

James and I were in the Marines together.

He is missed and remembered.

Former Marine, Current LEO

August 21, 2011

My thanks and gratitude for your service and sacrafice to the Law Enforcement profession. May God bless your family. You will never be forgotten. You are in my thoughts on this 17th anniversary of your EOW.

Sergeant R.W. Speake (Retired)
Laurel City Police, Maryland

January 25, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Walch.
You are missed, remembered and honored.

Police Officer
Montgomery County PD

May 17, 2010

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. There's so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know I'm walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentle breeze or wind upon your face that's me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


April 6, 2010

Even after all these years, I think of you often. I think of all you have missed of Christohper's growing up years and what he missed by your not being here. Continue to keep an eye on him as he makes some difficult decisions.

Carol Walch
1st wife

February 18, 2010

Officer Walch your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 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 18, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

You are not forgotten Officer Walch.
Rest easy sir


April 29, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

February 23, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

August 19, 2006

Thank you Officer Walch for your service to our community. You will never be forgotten or left behind.

January 14, 2006

You have not been forgotten.

February 12, 2005

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

January 25, 2005

A police officer's spirit lives on in each one of us who wears the uniform. Thank you for your service.

December 25, 2004

Jim, those of use that knew you still carry your memory with us. You may be gone but you are not forgotten, guard well the Gates of Heaven we will see you someday.

PO3 J.R. Howard
Mont. Co. Police

June 3, 2004

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