Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James L. Joyce

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Monday, April 4, 1949

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Reflections for Police Officer James L. Joyce

Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time can ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

April 4, 2021

My Uncle Richard was the passenger killed in the other vehicle that April 4,1949. He was 21, a Navy Veteran of WWII and had just signed a contract to play baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sad for all the families involved

James Farace

May 7, 2020

Thank you for your service and dedication to the city of Baltimore.

Lauren Nelson

December 6, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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 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

April 4, 2012

I never knew my uncle Jim since he died a year before I was born; however, I feel like I knew him from all the family stories. I love him just the same. I have this exact picture of him hanging in my house. His younger brother by two years (my grandfather) was also a Baltimore City police officer and died three months after my uncle from a heart attack, but it was not work related. He loved his brother very much which probably did not help his condition. His name was Thomas P. Joyce. I love you both.

Patricia Lundquist Coogan
He was my great uncle

March 30, 2009

James was my great Uncle. I never had a personal opportunity to know him since I was born years after his unfortunate desmise. I have, for decades, heard countles proud and heroic storiess of Uncle Jim in his lifetime of service for the Baltimore community and city. If you knew uncle Jim, or any members of his large Irish family please feel free to contact me at the provided e-mail address.
Tom Lundquist [email protected]

Thomas E. Lundquist

March 15, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

We ask Thy blessings and eternal rest to all our brothers and sisters
Who have sacrificed their very lives in the performance of
their duties. Give their loved ones the peace and
Strength to bear the anguish of their loss. Remove all
resentment from their hearts, knowing that eternal
peace and rest will abide their departed loved ones
forever. This we beg, Thy name forever and ever,

Ret. Officer William Hackley
Baltimore Police

December 7, 2005

After nine long years of dedication, and such an unfortunate fate, rest in peace.

October 4, 2004

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