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The Kevin James Endowment

The Kevin James Endowment Fund was set up in November 2007 by the Dallas Police Association Assist the Officer Foundations board of directors to honor the memory of Dallas Police Officer Christopher Kevin James who was murdered on November 25, 2001. Kevin is the only sitting Dallas Police Association ( board member to be killed in the line of duty.

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The Officer

When God set out to make the perfect police officer he succeeded in Christopher Kevin James or “KJ” to his colleagues. A consummate professional while patrolling the streets of Dallas, KJ would go out of his way to help a person, especially a child. From the day he hit the streets in 1995, he began amassing friends on the department that would congregate around him just to feed off the energy and excitement for the job that he projected.

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The Person

Kevin was a family man and enjoyed demonstrating his love for family and friends. He had this ability to bring joy and fun into every situation. Be it trimming trees, making apricot jam, skinning a rabbit or other tasks he did, at our family farm, he brought life to that chore and created moments that my family and I will never forget. I honestly believe he made our family’s bond even stronger. His energy and positive attitude were contagious and there was more excitement at every gathering when he was present.

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Lest We Forget

Christopher Kevin James, “KJ”, was hired by the Dallas Police Department in March of 1995. He completed basic training and was assigned to the Northwest Operations Division where he worked his entire career. Almost immediately, KJ began receiving praise from citizens and officers alike. He received over 50 commendations with almost half of those coming from the same citizens he was sworn to protect. Obviously he was good at his job.

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"It’s so amazing to me how time passes…

...seems like he was here yesterday. I miss him terribly as I know all of you do too. Somehow we find the strength to move on as I know he would want us to…Still the pain does not subside. As we embark on the 2 year mark that we have been without his presence, I want you all to know that, I still think of you and will always remember the special place you held in his heart. I know, without doubt that all of us feel and will forever feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to know and love him and be loved by him. How lucky we are… yet how unlucky do we feel at times…For without him I know that I personally feel so incomplete. I know that he is happy and in such a better place and that does bring such relief to my heart. I can’t help but selfishly feel left behind. I say that and in the same breath, as I stated above, I feel like the luckiest woman alive. I know without doubt that his love for me was real and true. I am so blessed to have had that from a man like him. We cannot forget how truly blessed we all are to have had the fortune of knowing him as we did. Some day we will be so fortunate as to be reunited with him. Always remember."

Lori James