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Deputy James Mark Windsor

Randolph County Sheriff's Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy James Mark Windsor

Rest in peace Deputy Windsor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2022

Deputy Windsor,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Randolph County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 6, 2020

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. I thank your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 6, 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

May 6, 2010



May 7, 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 14, 2007

Mark was my Uncle. I miss him very much and I know that he would be proud to see the man I have become today. Mark and my father both served with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office. My father still serves there today. I have recently graduated the academy and joined the Oxford Police Department. We recently had Lt. Holcomb join my uncle in heaven. I am sure that they are both looking down on me and my father to make sure that we stay safe. I salute my uncle Mark, and pray that you watch over me from above.

Officer Hancock
Oxford PD/ Nephew

June 9, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Deputy Windsor Wann and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he paid protecting citizens of his county.

May he never be forgotten

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

May 4, 2007

More than 12 years ago we graduated the NEAPA together in J-Ville. We had some great times there. I know you are looking down upon all of us. Thank you for your sacrifice and God bless.

Dave P.
100th Session NEAPA

October 31, 2006

Rest in Peace, Deputy Windsor. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 30, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Randolph County Sheriff's Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Deputy Windsor deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Windsor is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 8, 2006

GOD bless you, Deputy Windsor, and all of the family and friends that miss you. We shall see you again one day soon in a better place than this.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Florida

December 7, 2005

I grew-up with Mark. I attended Rockmills Elementary School with him in Rockmills, Al. I worked with him in Randolph County. I remember Mark in all the times I was with him as being a hard working and ambitious man. Mark was a great man, and we all miss you. May God bless Clark his brother and the family.

God Bless,
Sanford Johnson

Sanford Johnson

August 15, 2005

Mark was my twin brother. He came to me one day when my son was young and told me that he wanted to serve as a reserve officer with the Sherrifs Dept. so that he could help protect my kids and others from this terrible world that we live in. The part that wasn't mentioned in his biography was the fact that he served as a reserve for several years before the S.O. sent him to the academy. He also served as a jailer and a dispatcher. I guess the only thing that gets his family through each day is the fact that he died doing what he loved to do. Mark we love you and miss you very much.

Clark Windsor

July 8, 2005

Mark was my 1st cousin and one of the most caring & trustworthy people I have ever come known. Any department would have been honored to have him working with them. I only wish I could still see him at my grandparents house at Christmas or at a fish fry or a family reunion. But I know I'll see him again one day & I hold on to that as a comfort in this terrible tragedy.

Lee Ann Leak-Williams

June 8, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 20, 2004

Mark started out as a Reserve, then came into the jail as a Jailer/Dispatcher. He worked his way through the police academy. He was a special person. He took pride in his job. Mark was always available to anyone who needed him. It did not matter what time, he would be there. Mark's time here was short, but I do know, he would have forgiven the young man and would have helped him. Mark was that kind of person. He wanted to help make everyone's life better. Mark was kind, understanding, and loveing person. Mark was a devoted family man. I am proud to have worked with him and even prouder to have had him as a FRIEND. Our department lost a GREAT DEPUTY, but most of all lost a family member.

Chief Jailer Shirley Johnson
Randolph County Sheriff Dept.

January 13, 2004

It is because of you and other officers like you that I enjoy arresting drivers under the influence.

Rest In Peace

September 30, 2003

I didnt know deputy james mark windsor personally but by what I heard from other officers and by looking at his picture on the wall at the office.Randolph County lost a good deputy and friend.God bless deputy windsor and his family and may we never forget this good man.


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