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Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

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Reflections for Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 11, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Mobley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 21, 2020

Det. Mobley,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Virginia Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

Thank You. I to have spent the last 35 years wondering how my and our lives would have been different with you here. Most people never truly understand the sacrifices that are made to keep us safe. My family knows all to well about them. I hope you would be proud of how your children turned out. We certainly owe it to our mother. I look forward to the conversation that i will hopefully get to have with you one day that I will have waited all my life to have. I am proud of your service and your sacrifice. Love. Your Son

Steve Mobley

February 4, 2015

Jimmy, I stood beneath the Memorial statue at the beach just a couple of weeks ago, and saw your name engraved in the black granite. There has not been a week go by since your last watch, that I have not thought of you. Rest in sweet peace, dear friend. You are sorely missed.

Former Dispatcher C. (Meredith) Johnson
Former Virginia Beach Police Dept. Dispatcher

July 10, 2014

Jimmy you were a great training officer......I think of you all the time my

Virginia Beach

May 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

I remember being so sad when I heard the news that you and Officer Bill Black had gone down in the helicopter crash. You were both dedicated police officers. Rest in peace my friend.

VB 911

August 12, 2008

Det. Mobley,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Virginia Beach. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 11, 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

April 8, 2008


May 7, 2004

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