Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Bobby Lee James

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 26, 1968

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Reflections for Police Officer Bobby Lee James

I am Bobby James nephew. I was born in 1969 and never personally knew my uncle. I am sure he would have made a major impact on my life had I known him. My aunt was never over his loss. Rest in peace uncle Bob and thank you for giving it all for the great city of Houston.

Shannon Fails Nephew

May 16, 2022

Rest in peace Officer James.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 2, 2020

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 26, 2020

It’s been 50 years since you and my uncle, Officer Ben Gerhart, were taken from us. Please know you have not been forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Glenna Gerhart
Niece of Officer Ben Gerhart

July 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 26, 2018

Officer James,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Police Officer Bobby L. James. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Houston, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray
that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the bones of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 26, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 26, 2015

I took Rodney Johnson's death very hard, being both families have been in law enforcement, my dad and Bobby. He left a widow and children as did Bob, 3 daughters. I went to the wake at Grace Community Church to pay my respects. I felt like a knife was stuck in my heart, and now as I am writing tears are in my eyes. His widow is also a police officer, and met a friend of the family recently made LT.-CONGRATULATIONS. The only thing is the children as they will have to know their mom is also HPD.
Rest in PEACE Rodney and saw hello to Bob for us.


December 27, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer James, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Houston and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 26, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

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

November 30, 2012

Cindy Gardner Martindale:

I married your best friend Pam and recognize Georgia as she was my former mother in law. Pam passed away on
June 30, 1994. She gave us a son Michael. Michael's other grandfather is a retired NYPD officer of 23 years, 1947-1970

son in law

July 29, 2012

I remember your death like it was yesterday. We heard it on the news. Mom went to check on Georgia and the kids and she was just leaving with two HPD officers. She told Mom you had been in an accident and she didn't know how bad it was. She asked my mom to take care of the kids so Mom brought them to our house. Pam and I were best friends. The media had released your name as being killed before the family had been notified. As teens, we listened to the radio all the time but not this day. We kept it off for fear of the girls learning of your death before their mom could get back from Houston to tell them. Your funeral was the most incredible, touching funeral I have ever seen. The procession to the cemetery included, what seemed to me as a 12 year old, miles and miles of varying police agency vehicles. RIP, Mr. Bob, and keep enjoying heaven!

Cindy Gardner Martindale


June 26, 2012

Rest in peace, Officer James. Your service and sacrifice to the citizen of Houston and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

June 26, 2012

I was thirteen years old when I attended my first “Law Enforcement” funeral. It was the funeral of Bobby L. James. Bobby was a close friend of my dad, which made him a close friend of mine. I remember our sorrow when my dad got the telephone call that Bobby had died. Bobby’s funeral was an event that I have never forgotten.

I remember when Bobby would stop by our home and visit with us. He always had his radio with him monitoring calls for service. On occasion he would meet my dad and me for lunch or a cup of coffee on the Northeast side of Houston near our home.

In the next few months, I will be starting my thirty third year in Law Enforcement in Harris County, Houston, Texas. I can say without a doubt, Officer Bobby L. James inspired me to become a Law Enforcement Officer.

“Rest in Peace, Bobby”

Sgt. W.J. Frizzell
Harris County Precinct One Constable's Department

June 26, 2011

I married your youngest daughter Pamela Mary and she bore us a son-who would have been your grandson.
Michael David is now 21 years old and has been in college for 3 years. His other grandfather was a 23 year veteran of the New York City Police Department.
Michael was born on March 16, 1990. He met police officers who were in your division at the time of your death.
We met first David Freitag, Jim Scott(who returned the holster you gave him before your untimely death, Dennis Storemsky, Sam Merrill, EJ Smith, GW Hinson, Hardy Massey, JW Williams,Bill Spaulding, GW Anderson and the son of your supervisor Captain Levere(his son John).

Like you, your daughter met an untimely death, on June 30, 1994 at the age of 38 due to a prescription drug overdose.
She was the most beautiful of your 3 daughters.

Civilian Bill Corcoran
Future Son-in-law

June 13, 2011

On this day, 39 years ago, you paid the ultimate sacrifice. I am sure your family felt horrible sorrow in your untimely murder as well as terrific pride in your job as a Police Officer. Thank you for bravely and proudly serving your community. I am thankful your death was avenged by your fellow officers. You will always be a hero who will NEVER be forgotten!

Retired Detective Sergeant 1st Grade

June 26, 2007

Your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 26, 2007

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 27, 2004

God Bless you Sir
Thank you for your service

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

October 29, 2003

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