Bennington, Nebraska Officer Dies After Short Illness
Officer Louden used to work with my brother at a air-rescue dispatch center, and according to him, Louden admitted himself into the hospital while on duty and later died from a "short illness" which is believed to have been a heart attack. None of us are sure what actually happened because nothing has been officially released as of yet.
LOUDEN-James Jay, age 44yrs, of Omaha, died March 19, 2007, in Omaha, NE, after a short illness. James (Jim) was born on September 12, 1962 in Inglewood, CA. He moved from Redondo Beach, CA to Fremont, NE in 1970. He grew up and attended school in Fremont, graduating from Fremont High school in 1980. Jim attended the Nebraska Law Enforcement Academy in Grand Island, Nebraska in 1985/86. He went on to become a law enforcement officer in Yutan, Saunders County Sheriffs Department, Schuyler, Madison, Valley, Waterloo, and at the time of his passing was an officer on the Bennington Police Department, Jim was also an EMT with the Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Jim is survived by son, Nicholas Louden of Omaha; his parents, Lloyd and Linda Louden of Fremont; sister, Laurie (Stacey) Smith, of Houston, TX; brothers, Scott Louden of Fremont, and Steven Louden of Arlington, TX; nephew, Jared Louden of Fremont. Jim is also survived by his fiancee, Christy Rothermund and her three children Brian, Christine, and Mary Rothermund, all of Omaha. Also his very best friend and brother since childhood, KC Bang. Jim also leaves behind many aunts, uncles and cousins, friends and fellow officers and firefighters. Jim was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, Ben and Sally Louden, and Harvey and Viola Widgren, and one Aunt, Jackie Louden. Jim was a member of the North American Search Dog Network-Disaster Response. He loved training and caring for his bloodhounds. Also a member of United States Marshals Service Fugitive Apprehension Team-Central U.S. and the Nebraska Police Officers Assoc.
Memorials may be sent to the family. Memorial Services, 10:30 A.M., Monday, March 26th at First Congregational Church, U.C.C. at Fremont. The Rev. Terri Akkerman will officiate. Visitation Thurs, March 22nd from 2-8 PM at Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont. Burial Memorial Cemetery, Fremont. MOSER MEMORIAL CHAPEL
Fremont, NE 402-721-4490
Nebraska Officer Dies After Short Illness
I am responding to the message which was posted by Emily about the death of Officer James J. Louden.
Please bare with me as I have never used one of these sites before, but was not able to contact this person to make corrections.
I am James J. Louden's mother, and I would like the correct facts posted. My son was not on duty at the time he became ill, he did not admit himself to the hospital, and he did not die of a heart attack.
Jim was at home when he suddenly became violently ill and his son drove him to the hospital.
His cause of death has been ruled undetermined at this time, and the family is still looking into it.
Our name and town are listed in the posting by Emily and we are in the telephone book, so please if you have questions or information feel free to contact us.