Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James C. Jantz

Sauk County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, August 21, 1961

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Reflections for Patrolman James C. Jantz

Well as time and changes in our country go on. May we remember you and all fallen officers with heartfelt thanks and sorrow ,for we miss you.
As age has creeped up on me I realize that my time is getting shorter for this earth and we will meet and be together again.
Your boys now grown men are a wonderful Tribute to you. May God continue to bless them.
I also wish to thank all of the people who have put reflections on this page. The family does so appreciate your thoughts and remembrances .
Most sincerely , Barbara Jim’s wife

Barbara Jantz

May 27, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 21, 2020

My father, Francis Honish,
knew Jim and said what a fine person and officer he was.

We lived in Lake Delton at the time.

Sorrow yet for a wonderful young police officer whose life was cut short.

I only wish those responsible had never been allowed to see daylight again.

Condolences to Mrs. Jantz and her sons.

Mary Alice
Father was in the Wisconsin State Patrol

May 27, 2020

Thank you for your reflection Rabbi Davis. So many may have forgotten this man who gave his life. But the family has not.
Lets all remember those men and women who served and gave their lives for Community, state, and country .
Most sincerely Jim’s wife.

Barbara Jantz

June 15, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Jantz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2019

This Tribute is for a young man who 55 years ago lost his life in the line of duty. This tragedy had a profound change on his family, friends, his co workers and his community. An age of innocence seemed to have been lost at that time. Jim was a wonderful husband, father, son and friend. He had a outgoing nature and all who met him liked him. As his wife I was truly blessed to have been married to this man. I have many wonderful memories and two great sons. I regret that they lost out on many things that only a father could have given them. He is in the hands of God and we morn his loss as thou yesterday. With this said may we bless all of our men in blue that they not be forgotten , bless their families and God keep all in our hearts. Most sincerely, Barbara Jantz

Barbara jantz
Wife of officer

August 5, 2016

My father, a State Patrolman from the area, was involved with the manhunt.

I think of Officer Jantz each time I visit Wisconsin and Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells area. I grew up there.

Prayers for him and his family always, those responsible should have died in prison.

Peace to you eternally.

Mary Alice Eisenfeld
Family member of two State Patrolmen

January 31, 2016

Officer Jim Jantz has and will never be forgotten by me and neither will his beautiful wife Barbara. She was my horseback riding buddy before she married Jim. I wonder if she knows that he saved me from certain harm about a month before his death. He ..they .. are two I will always love as special people in my life.

Julianne Leatherberry Kaleho
Friend Forever

November 27, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

March 5, 2014

To My dearest husband, Your sons are very proud of you and have ever right to be.....we want everyone that has left reflections for you , to know, that we appreciate them. We love and miss this wonderful man..... Your loving wife....

Barbara Jantz

May 6, 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 52nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I am sure you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2013

I have my Father's gun a Colt Tropper 38 Special from 1957. I would like the family to have it after I'm gone.

Brain C. Jantz

March 12, 2013

For my Aunt Barb and cousins Tim and Brian.......the loss of your husband and father is not forgotton. He is a hero in Sauk County, the State of Wisconsin and in our hearts. I love you guys.

Special Agent Jeffery J. Boyer
OPM, Federal Investigative Services (nephew)

May 23, 2012

It has been 50 years after my fathers death and as an adult, I wonder what my life would have been with him?
I thank you all for your sentiments. My brother (Tim Jantz) and I returned to Baraboo ten years ago to bury my grandmother (my fathers mother) and were well received. People do not forget!

Brian Clayton Jantz

May 23, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

April 9, 2012

Hi Mrs. Jantz:
What an absolutely moving reflection,
To say I"m still devastated,is quite an understatement.
Delivering newspapers at age 11 in Madison this was a huge
story to me and my customers on the route. My dad had talked about it constantly of course,very concerned and when he died right after the sentencing in"62 I probably knew or had an idea of what you all were going through and my heart certainly went out to you then AS it does now.
Some things you just never get over in the same context that some things are UN forgiveable.
With Heartfelt Sincerity Always
Glenn Lambright

Glenn R Lambright
No Agency

October 15, 2011

50 years ago we lost you. We miss you and all things that we could have talked, laughed and done together. But life must go on and you would be proud of your sons as they are proud of you. Timothy has become a sheriff in COLORADO. And he has made a very good one. Your son Brian whom you never got to see is bright, funny has his own company. We all have you in our hearts forever and one day we will all meet again. We will always love you. From your wife who loves you now as I did 50 years ago.


October 3, 2011

James Jantz's son became the head sheriff in January 2007 and he was elected again on January 2011 for a second term. His name is Tim Jantz and I know his ex-wife Julie Jantz who is my teacher's aide (James' ex-daughter-in-law) for over 20 years. I heard the name Jantz since I was a small boy. It is touching because his (James) son became a sheriff to continue the family tradition (possibly) to this day. God bless him and his family.


April 16, 2011

God bless you for your bravery and sacrifice. My heartfelt sympathy to your family. I am glad that your son is carrying on for you now. Can't believe they let your killers out on parole! WTF?! God will tend to them down the road, if he hasn't already. My thanks to you and your fellow law enforcement officers for putting your lives on the line, to keep the rest of us safe. Bless you one and all.

Linda Nesvacil
mother to a deputy in Jefferson, Wis.

January 15, 2011

Hero's are never forgotten sir. God Bless you for your service. Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, North Carolina

May 14, 2010



March 26, 2008

James Jantz's son is currently a Sheriff's deputy in Moffat County and become a head sheriff in January 2007. His name is Tim Jantz and I know his wife Julie Jantz who is my teacher's aide (James' daughter-in-law) for over 20 years. I heard the name Jantz since I was a small boy. It is touching because his (James) son became a sheriff to continue the family tradition (possibly) to this day. God bless him and his family.

Father-in-law of my teacher's aide

November 10, 2006

I never had the chance to meet you father. These men took you while Mom was pregnant with me. I can only hope the God has use you well. Your son Brian.


May 12, 2006

What a travesty of justice! I can't believe your killers were paroled. They will get their just reward before the real Judge. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Department

April 24, 2006

Patrolman Jantz. Your bravery lives on with your sons. I never knew you but I have learned a alot about you. rest in peace.

December 12, 2005

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