Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Jimmy Allen Kinney

Sabine Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, February 20, 1989

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Reflections for Detective Jimmy Allen Kinney

Thank you for your military service. 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)

February 20, 2021

I miss you Unc. Heaven is much safer now on your watch.

Timothy Hunter

January 30, 2020

Det. Kinney,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 20, 2019

Jimmy was an excellent co-worker. He was well thought of by the whole community and it was a tremendous loss when he was lost. We have many fond memories of Jimmy.

Former Chief of Police
Many PD

December 21, 2016

I was in the US Army stationed at Ft. Carson Co. Jimmy Kinny was a close friend of mine. We were separated when I was transferred to aviation. My wife and I drove to Many to look him up but was told he had been killed in the line of duty. Was upset by the news and drove back to Blanco Tx. Without trying to find his relatives. Still regret that desission.

John F. Wood
Blanco, Texas

July 4, 2016

Jimmy Allen was my classmate at Sabine High in Many, LA. He was a personable kind man. I have often thought about him and felt such sorrow for his family, friends and the town of Many.
You will always be remembered.

Patricia Garner Fenceroy
Classmate of 1965

January 15, 2016

I remember Officer Kenny when I was in High School in Many. He always was nice to me and I remembered him for that. When I found out what happened a sad place was formed in my heart. Rest in Peace Jimmy. Sincerely Mark Hicks.

Mark Hicks

June 19, 2012

This man was my cousin at the time of his death i was a senior in high school at this point in my life and before the i knew that i was going to serve the people or my country.Jimmy made me laugh at ever chance he go he was always cracking joke but was so serious about his job and loved it. He was the 1st black Det. in this dept. The day he died is the day i lived to serve and protect now i am a officer of the law of and at every chance i get i will alway remember him because you see i am a female version of him in every way.

Patrol officer Tammie T. Heard
Jackson Ms. Police Dept. JPD

May 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

February 20, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe

February 12, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 1, 2007



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