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Patrolman James Powell Hays

Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1935

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Reflections for Patrolman James Powell Hays

Trooper Powell is my wife’s grandfather. We visited the Law Enforcement Memorial on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond Ky

Officer Steve Racz. Retired
Wife’s Grandfather

July 5, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 15, 2015

My great grandfather. His daughter Martha, (my grandmother), was a successful businesswoman, owning several stores and a movie theater. His daughter Patty was a postmaster. His other daughter was named Mary Nell.
Martha was at work at her cousin Cy's drugstore when she was 13 years old, when someone called the store to report the shooting to Cy. Martha answered the phone and received the news of her father's shooting.

C.E. Sims
great grandson

May 16, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

It is sad and enraging that if one of the two men who were responsible for your murder had not received such an woefully inadequate sentence, he would not have been free to murder two other officers after his release after serving only six years.

Rest In Peace

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

December 21, 2011

God bless you, James. The Commonwealth was a better place because of your sacrifice.

Matthew 5:9

An Ohio brother...
Montgomery Co. Ohio

February 14, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

December 21, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

May 29, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Federal Agent
Department of Justice

January 3, 2006

You where the first to pay the ultimate sacrafice for the thin gray line your memory lives on


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