Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer James Louis Guelff

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 14, 1994

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Reflections for Officer James Louis Guelff

It’s an honor and privilege to serve the people of San Francisco

Sergeant Parker
SFPD

November 14, 2018

The years go by and the faithful return to celebrate your life and to honor your memory.
So that those who never knew
Will never forget...

Sergeant Sherman W. Lee
SFPD

October 31, 2018

Officer James Louis Guelff and Family are honored and remembered on this 23rd anniversary!
With love, respect and sorrow from our hearts and souls to you all ways.
God bless

B
citizen

November 18, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice. You are honored and remembered on the 23rd anniversary of your E.O.W.

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

November 14, 2017

Hi Jimbo, miss you every day my dear brother. So thankful for all of the support and goodwill over the years . Love to all of you .

Nan Klecka Sister of Jim
Sister

November 7, 2016

We will gather at Pine and Franklin as we have for the last 22 years. To celebrate your life and so that those who never knew you will never forget.
A true American Hero...
Gone but never forgotten

Sergeant Sherman w. Lee (retired)
Northern station member for life

November 5, 2016

Hey Jim,
Saw you last year but I can't make it this year. Been awhile since I wrote you. I've been retired now for 2 years, the department is not the same any more nor law enforcement for that matter. Miss you my brother, see you next year for sure.

Bryan Woo
Retired Brother in Arms

October 28, 2016

I had just over two year on the job. I work for an allied agency and just transferred in from los Aneles. I grew up in the Bay Area and was happy to be back home. While working in SF I found the SFPD was the most hospitable agency I ever encountered. One evening I happen to be driving in the area of the shooting when the call went out. Upon my arrival I was surrounded by mourning SFPD officers. Words can't describe the emotions I felt and saw. It was clear they had just lost an officer. I felt an immediate bond and a deep sadness. I didn't know what to say. Til this day almost 22 years later I wish there was something i could have said or done. After being an officer for more than 24 years now i still hold a special place in my heart for the San Francisco Police Dept.

Officer13561

May 19, 2016

That night, 21 years ago today changed my life. I was in my second month of FTO and on a quit Sunday we heard that a car jacking had occurred on Hwy 237 of VW and another vehicle. Hwy 237 runs into Grant Rd, which we were on at the time of the call. We headed down Grant Rd and observed a Lexus parked next to a Ford Bronco with the doors open stopped at an intersection, which had a green light. We made a U-turn a stayed a safe distance back. We began to get out of our patrol vehicle and the driver in the Lexus got out from the driver seat, pulled an "Uzi" and pulled the trigger. I thought crap we are done after ducking behind the dash expecting rounds to hit the car. I didn't hear anything, looked up and saw him trying to fix the gun.

He then got back in the Lexus and drove off. We pulled up next to the Bronco and asked if they were ok and the two told us the guy pointed a gun at them demanding their truck. The two were hunters coming back from hunting and had two shotguns in the back locked up. They were a bit pissed at us they couldn't shoot the guy. We chased after the Lexus and lost him in Los Altos. The entire County of Police Officers were headed to help with the search. A short time later while writing the report I heard and watched on the news what was occurring and seeing the same guy attempting to do what we interrupted.

I have always had survivors guilt and visit James Guellf inscribed name on the wall in Washington D.C. For the loss of your life numerous agencies have gone to Semi-Automatic rifles in patrol cars, Felons can not have body armor and your actions have saved many lives. You will never be forgotten and always honored.

Police Officer Brent Butler
Los Altos Police Department

November 13, 2015

Dear Jim,

I never had the chance to meet you, but I've spent countless hours and years working with your brother Lee on Body Armor legislation that honors your sacrifice to us all. I had the honor of speaking at your 20th Annual Memorial in SF. I spoke with your son Landon and daughter Laura. You can be very proud of them now as mature adults. Rest assured that your family and your SFPD family will watch over them as long as they live. Till we all meet above.

Officer Kurt Skarjune (retired)
Oak Park (Mich.)PD

November 17, 2014

To every man upon this earth death cometh,
And how can man die better than Facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods.
(Thomas B. Macaulay)

There were fearful odds that day. Your bravery and actions saved countless lives.
Today marks twenty years since that tragic day. We gather to celebrate your life and honor your memory. So that those who never knew you will never forget.
Gone but never forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee (Retired)
Northern Station Member for Life

November 13, 2014

OFFICER JAMES LOUIS GUELFF
Gone but will never be forgotten!

I wish to honor this courageous officer and express my heart to all who suffer from that night. His family, friends, coworkers, officers on duty, and three others who were injured and many people that were so frightened. 20 years this Nov. and will forever be remembered.

God bless all of you

B
citizen

August 11, 2014

Jim, I was there for you that night, as were so many of your brother and sister officers. We were all at such a loss as there was nothing that we could do for you. This by far was the saddest night of my career. I remember that you always had a smile on your face and kind words for all. RIP Brother...

Off.Bob Glembot
SFPD Retired

April 7, 2014

My housemate of ten years Scott Krasnuik was there when officer James Gueeiff was shot and states ( this cop was thee best cop San Francisco has ever had .He would never arrest the street kids in the Polk neighborhood )He is truly a respectable cop in a force headed for total corruption as it is now .And he is missed!!

Frank Newton for Scott Krasnuik
Shop owner and Friend

March 28, 2014

I still miss you so much Jim. You will always be a part of my heart and soul. You taught me how to laugh and be silly. You taught me how to love and be loved. I miss you every day.

Diane
Wife

March 12, 2014

Hey Jim,
Was a great turn out last night. Saw your brother, your son is so big now, Sherm, Joe, John and many new faces. The next time I see you I will be retired. Miss you my brother in arms. Till next year.

Police Officer B. Woo
San Francisco PD, Northern Station for Life

November 14, 2013

Bill Krutt, I am sorry I typed your name wrong, getting old.

Police Officer B. Woo
San Francisco PD, Northern Station for Life

November 13, 2013

Bill Krutt, I am sorry I typed your name wrong, getting old.

Police Officer B. Woo
San Francisco PD, Northern Station for Life

November 13, 2013

I was reading the other reflections and wanted to thank the other LEOs who have submitted reflections, be safe!

Bill Krull, I wanted to comment on your reflection, your reflection means more then you think. I know dispatchers have a rough time also and I know most of you truly care. I thank you for your services and I wish you the best. I know Jim would agree.

Police Officer B. Woo
San Francisco PD, Northern Station for Life

November 13, 2013

Hey Jim,
it's been another year already, see you tonight.

B. Woo
San Francisco Police Department

November 13, 2013

The torch has been officially been passed. Marty Laylor and Mark Moreno and the crew at Northern station now bear the responsibility of carrying on the the Tradition of the celebration of your Life.
Looking forward to seeing your family and the guys.

Gone But never forgotten....

Sgt. Sherman Lee
Northern Station Member for Life, Retired

November 10, 2013

Jim, I just found this site and would have written something a long time ago had I knew it existed. I will always remember working with you on midnight shift at Ingleside Station and the great, mellow disposition you had, even after working all day as a carpenter. I still laugh when I recall the time we were chasing a baby skunk around Diamond Heights shopping center trying to pull a stuck yoplait cup off of his head. I was watch off the night you were taken from us and the shock of your death rattled me to the bone. I choose to remember happier times, your marriage to that beautiful bride and the many laughs we all shared at work. You will always be a hero in the S.F.P.D. Jim. You stopped a heavily armed gunman who was on some sick self appointed mission to cause pain and misery somewhere. See you again my friend when my time comes.

Retired Officer Dave Bardoni
San Francisco Police Dept

September 22, 2013

Hello again Jimbo!
Just spent 2 wonderful weeks with our Nanner! We talked about you of course! We miss you! But are both so proud of you! She told me of the wonderful memorial your fellow officers have for you every year & she invited me to come with her next year! I'm SO EXCITED! I hope I get to meet your kiddos! I really hope your 'in a better place' as they say, even though as much as we all love CA, I can't imagine a place much better than that! Love you! Judi

Judi Lunger
Friend

July 12, 2013

Hey Jimbo,
I will be retiring this Friday June 7th. It was an interesting ride. See you when I see you.

Gone but never forgotten...

Sgt. Sherman W. Lee
Bayview Station 3rd. Watch

June 7, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM

Gone, but not forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Tranist Police Department, Ohio

November 14, 2012

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