Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective James L. Kelly

Gary Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1932

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Reflections for Detective James L. Kelly

I have the greatest admiration of my grandfather becoming a policeman, knowing that he was risking his precious life and might be leaving his beloved wife and 4 little children, to protect innocent people. I have always prayed to my grandfather and for his soul and the lives of my grandmother and her children.I also pray everyday for all policemen and thank them for choosing this difficult, but, very important, courageous service to all of us!

Sister Mary Bernard (Kelly /Demarzo)
April 4, 2016

Religious Carmelite Sister

April 5, 2016

Today on thank an officer day September 19, 2015
In gratitude to my Grandpa Kelly for his service to protect and serve and for his ultimate sacrifice. God has been protector and father to his children these many years. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. His only son, my dad is still alive and gave us wonderful memories to remember our grandfather and his sacrifice.
God bless all officers and their families who risk their lives everyday for our protection.


September 19, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 6, 2014

My grandfather, was Detective Kelly. My mother was his oldest child, Dolores DeMarzo (Kelly). My mother' loved her Dad and shared with us often about her Dad and his family. Like ,my cousin, Paula who asked for a picture of our grandfather for this site I would like one as well and for my cousin, to contact me.

God bless you,
for helping me to reunite with her after many , many years! Our family needs to reunite, badly! She wrote a reflection in 2009,August 4th.

Carmelite Religious Sister
Grandaughter-Carol Ann DeMarzo

May 13, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Kelly. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 1, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 31, 2010

I have been looking for information on fallen officers from Gary,IN for years. James Kelly was my grandfather. My great grandmother never recovered from her sons' death, and died from grief before I was born. I was named after her when I was born a year later. I have other relatives in Indiana that have pictures of James Kelly, in his uniform. If you see this, please send in his picture for all to see. Thank you.

Paula Kelly

August 4, 2009

Your brave deeds will not be forgotten dispite the years. You will be remembered for your sacrifice. God bless you and may your soul rest in peace.

Wally DeRose
GPD retired

May 8, 2008



April 30, 2008



September 14, 2005

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