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Trooper James Willard McNeely

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1972

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Reflections for Trooper James Willard McNeely

Trooper McNeely,
On today, the 45th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

April 8, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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 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 9, 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

April 8, 2010

God bless you Trooper.

Trooper
Virginia State Police

November 29, 2009

I knew and worked with Trooper McNeely. He had a department boat and we would go out on the river. He was a good man and a hell of a cop. He worked hard as a trooper and a drove a dump truck in his off time. Spent many a day at his house cleaning the department boat and such.

To his wife and children my condolences.

Jon M. Holloway
MPC/CID/CPD
Retired
Clarksville, TN

Retired
US Army CID, Police Officer Clarksville, TN

June 19, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 8, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 27, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!!! CONTINUE TO REST IN PEACE ON THOSE GOLDEN STREETS WITH THOSE BEFORE AND AFTER YOU!!!!!

DISPATCHER GRETA M HUFF
KY STATE POLICE POST 13 HAZARD

November 24, 2007

Sixteen years later and you are still remembered.

April 8, 2005

ONE OF GRAVES COUNTY BOYS THAT BECAME A KENTUCKY STATE TROOPER. REST IN PEACE. BLESSED BE THE PEACE MAKERS FOR THEY SHALL SEE HEAVEN. WALK WITH THE LORD.

Anonymous

February 2, 2004

Rest easy, Troop. We continue for you and you are never forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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