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Special Agent James Columbus Mayo

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1987

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Reflections for Special Agent James Columbus Mayo

SA James C. Mayo was my partner at fort Leonard wood, 208th MP Company, Military Polices Investigations. He and I were very close and used our experience as MPI to close many investigations. Jim attended CID school at Fort McClellan the same time I attended MPI school enroute to Germany. Jim was assigned to the Rhineberg CID office at the same time I was assigned to the Bad Kreuznach field office of 42nd MP Customs as NCOIC.

SSG Larry M. Lamb
Retired Military Police Investigations

September 9, 2022

SA James C. Mayo was my partner at fort Leonard wood, 208th MP Company, Military Polices Investigations. He and I were very close and used our experience as MPI to close many investigations. Jim attended CID school at Fort McClellan the same time I attended MPI school enroute to Germany. Jim was assigned to the Rhineberg CID office at the same time I was assigned to the Bad Kreuznach field office of 42nd MP Customs as NCOIC.

SSG Larry M. Lamb

September 9, 2022

SA James (Jim) Mayo was my partner in Military Police Investigations (MPI) from 1978 until May 1980, when we both were ordered to school at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Jim went to the CID course and I went to the MPI course. We then got stationed in Germany, I went to Bad Kreuznach, Germany, with Detachment D, 42nd MP Group (Customs), and Jim went to CID Rhineberg Kaserne in northern Germany. Jim, we were a great team, and I will miss you forever, God Bless you my friend, we will meet again!

SSG (USA Ret) Larry M. Lamb
Partners forever

April 24, 2022

Rest in peace Special Agent Mayo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2022

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 18, 2020

You, your family, and all members of CID are in my thoughts and prayers during National Police Week.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA Bud Heggen, USACIDC

May 13, 2018

It's been 30 years ago and your still missed.
Miss you Dad

Rick Mayo

September 18, 2017

Dad, thinking of you this Veterans Day! Thank you for your service and the example that you gave us. To serve our country.

PFC Michael Mayo
US Army/ Son

November 11, 2015

Dad, miss you so much! Just reading the reflections again and thinking of you. I now have four grandson's for you. James is 17 now, Gabe 12, Jayden 4 and Jude 2. They are all awesome! I tell them about you often. I wish you were here for them! They would love you and make you laugh so hard.
Just wanted to say, I'm proud to be your son! I try to instill the qualities you taught me into my sons. Especially, if not them, then who? I Love You and miss you! Looking forward to seeing you up there and talking someday.
Just all so real that you passed away at 42 and now I am 42.
Love you lots.

PFC Mayo/FedEx Ground Contractor

June 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 14, 2012

Honoring your memory during National Police Week. Thank you for your service.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen

May 13, 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.

Jim, you were an amazing man who impacted many lives. From your reflections, I see that you are missed and loved by so many. May your spirit continue to soar. I am sure that you are proud that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 18, 2010

Thinking of you and your family on the anniversary of your End of Watch. Thank you for your service.

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

September 16, 2010

Stationed in Korea together at Seventh Region Headquarters 1985-1986. Valued member of our team, Special Agent JimBob was always there to lead a hand or provide valued advise. We had many great Thunder Runs and tall necked Buds together, you are missed but not forgotten... Rest in Peace Roy and Jan

CW4 Roy Flanders

September 12, 2010

Thank you for your service, SA Mayo.
Leanne Heggen-Eckstein,
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC

November 26, 2009

Its been 22 years and seems like yesterday when the two men in uniform showed up at the door to tell us. Dad you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Rick Mayo
GCSD/DEA Task Force Officer

September 12, 2009

Dad its been twenty-one years now, I can still remember the day when it happened. Friday after school getting the call and not believing it. Then the two Army guys in uniform showing up at the front door. We all miss you much and did not get to spend enough time with you. Someday we will be together again.

Detective Rick Mayo
Greene County Sheriff's Dept./DEA

September 22, 2008

Dad, we all miss you so much. I wish my wife and two sons James Dean 12, and Gabriel Michael 7 would have had the chance to meet you. I tell them of you often. They are very athletic like you. I run alot like you used to. I remember going for a run with you in Ft. Wood when I was 15. How I took off and ran ahead of you. And how I wore out shortly after and you came trotting on by me again and kept going and going. I think of that when I am running. I've done alot of 5k and 10k runs. And once a year for the past three years I've done a 50k race in Arkansas. I havn't done a marathon like you yet though. I am now training to get my times down to run Boston.
The boys are starting to run some races also. I'm proud of them. They are both so much fun you would love them so much. I could just see you rolling on the floor with them wrestling. Man I miss you so much. There are so many times I could have used your advice and a hug from you. I just pray that some day we will meet again in Heaven.
Love Always Your Son

PFC Michael L. Mayo/Fedex Grnd Contracto
Youngest Son

August 7, 2008

Rest in Pease James, thank you for your service both as a military officer and as a law enforcement officer. I'm glad to see you have a legacy in your son. Keep him safe.

Joe Williams
Former Army CID Agent

July 21, 2008

SA Mayo,

My father, Sgt. Larry Lamb, served in the Army with you in the late 1970's at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. In fact, as I sit here typing this, he is telling me that the two of you went to school together at Ft. Mcclellan, AL. He is also telling me that you two were partners.

Today, we (my dad & I) visited the LE memorial in Washington DC and found your name.

I have followed in my father's footsteps and am a Deputy Sheriff in Colorado Springs, CO, as I see your son has traveled on your same path.

SA Mayo, you may be gone, but you are definitely not forgotten.

Deputy R. Lamb
El Paso County SO, Colorado Springs, CO

June 21, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 12, 2008

Dear Mayo Family,
I saw the reflection tonight as it was featured and the uniform caught my eye. We are so sorry for the loss of Agent Mayo. We never stop missing them and our family has walked in your same shoes. We lost our son while serving in the Army on military police patrol. Just know that he will never be forgotten. Thank you Agent Mayo for your service. May your family remember all the good times you shared.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Fallen Military Police Officer
Pfc Brian Thomas Gleason 8/9/2000

December 22, 2007

Dad its been 2o years now, you have two beutiful granddaughters that ask about their grandpa often whom they never got to meet in person. You are still greatly missed and thought about often.

Detective Richard A. Mayo

September 24, 2007

Agent Mayo,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



September 18, 2007

The days of yesterday are full of great
memories, laughs and smiles.

Prayers to your family and friends.

Thank for touching our lives and leaving us with those fond memories.

Former Admin & PSNCO
Fort Sill Field Office, 6th Region, USACIDC, Fort Sill, OK

March 25, 2006

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