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Patrol Officer James McNamee

Bristol Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 1930

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Reflections for Patrol Officer James McNamee

Officer McNamee, it has been 94 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and 10 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 16, 2024

Never to be forgotten. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 13, 2022

Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry, proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

Officer buried St Mary Cemetery, Westfield Mass


February 15, 2021

Officer buried St Mary Cemetery, Westfield Mass


February 15, 2021

Officer McNamee,
On today, the 90th 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. Armed Forces during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2020

A Veteran and a HERO, who continued to serve his fellow man, to make the world better, safer place. While, I bear the same name, and I too was a Police Officer (Cleveland, Ohio. Retired 3/6/2019) I am no blood relation (that I am aware of) But, we are all Brothers & Sisters in the Law Enforcement Community.

James J. McNamee, Jr.
Cleveland Ohio, Retired

April 20, 2019

Officer McNamee, God bless you and your family. You Sir were a true hero on this earth. I’m forever grateful for your great service. Thank you for your service with many others to insure this great nation’s freedom. Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice to protect your community when returning. RIP Hero

Sgt. Benjamin M. Hoffman
Madison, CT

January 16, 2018

My dear Great Uncle James....your family still thinks of you and your bravery. Thank you for your service and sacrifice in keeping our communities save. You will never be forgotten. Your brother, Peter, was my grandfather. With love, Lorraine McNamee-Fenton

Lorraine McNamee-Fenton
Great Niece

March 16, 2016

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrol Officer McNamee. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd 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 recently saw a movie entitled War Horse, a film tha was about WWI and I reflected on how brave our military was on those distant battlefields surrounded by violent noise and carnage. Thank you for defending our country as a WWI vet. I thnk how happy your family must have been upon your safe return only to lose you at the hands of hoodlums.
Rest In Peace

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

January 16, 2012

James, I am not sure if We are related. We do share the same name. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I read your story years ago, on website from Bristol CT PD. God Bless

Detective James McNamee
Cleveland Police Dept (Oh)

May 4, 2008



January 6, 2008

Officer McNames,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WWI.



August 30, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer McNamee

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 11, 2004

I saw your photo and story on ODMP and noticed you did not have any reflections.
I felt I had to say that even though you died many years ago, your sacrifice is just as great now as it was then. Thank you for your bravery and meritorious service you gave to your department, your city and your nation. God Bless.

Detective T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Department, CA

December 8, 2003

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