Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police James M. Mumford

Elgin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, November 15, 1963

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Reflections for Chief of Police James M. Mumford

RIP Chief Mumford, 12 years...Disgraceful! He should have not ever stepped out of that prison until Satan called and said his room was ready. I am sorry for the loss your family and friends felt as they lost your living presence in their lives.

Livingston County, KY
Sister of Roger Lynch

June 5, 2021

I did not have the opportunity to meet you but I know by all of the stories that have been shared with me that you where an honorable man. I am proud to call you grandpa.

Kristi Gauthier - Granddaughter
November 14, 2013

November 14, 2013

I remember Chief Mumford. He straightened me out when I was a little kid; just by lecturing me while addressing my dad. I'm grateful for that. I'm an Elginite and I was there shortly after Chief Mumford was killed; I remember seeing him lying on the ground between the open door of the car and front car seat with a bullet hole to the forehead. I will never forget that. I was just 11 years old at the time.

Alfred Beltran

June 3, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 13, 2011

I have served the Elgin Police Department over 5 years total. I started my career with the Elgin Police Department in about 1987-1988. I did not know Chief Mumford, however I did know the DPS Trooper, Tommy Mosley who went on to become Justice of the Peace her in Elgin. I am now back working at the Elgin Police Department and have a photograph of the Elgin Police force including Chief Mumford hanging in my Office. Rest in Peace Chief Mumford and thank you for your service.

Elgin Police Department

November 7, 2011

Your service & sacrifice, to the great state of Texas, was not in vain. Your legacy lives on in your descendants. I only wish that I could have met you. Rest in peace, Grandpa.

Rebecca Baker

November 15, 2010

Chief Mumford your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 28, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

Rest easy on this the anniversary of your sacrifice. You served well and you shall not be forgotten.

Captain Keith A. Mumford
MCSD/Wishard Health

November 13, 2007

What you started, we carry on today. Rest in Peace

Future Elgin PD officer

October 13, 2007

We share a name, a career and the year 1963. You died a HERO when I was just 6 months old. I don't know if we were blood related, but you are still a brother and I will remember you. You served well. Rest In Peace.

Captain Keith A. Mumford
Marion County Sheriff's Department / Wishard Health

August 15, 2006

rest in peace brother, you servde well

October 6, 2004

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