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Officer William Benno Wolff, III | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

William Benno Wolff, III

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, December 30, 1977
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Reflections for Officer William Benno Wolff, III

 

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 24, 2015

Another year has almost passed. Think of you often, more now that I am sick. 33 yrs this thurs, I might get to see you sooner than later. Just have missed your sense of humor and insight into almost every complicated matter. Respected the heck out of you. Was given a 2011 Rose Parade AND Rose Bowl ticket guide, when I am there will remember our times working Colorado Blvd. This yr is for you Bill! Knew you were my love, only couldn't commit, sorry --always have loved you. 33 yrs later. Rest in peace this holiday season. Know I have never forgotten stolen moments and the love of life we had. Never to be retrieved.

Karen M
Huntington Memorial Hospital
December 27, 2010

Loved your dedication to ER services, before going to CHP, loved our friendship and private times, always a dedicated EMT, LVN, glad you got to enjoy your dream! Loved your apt and your partner--loved eggs benedict after rose parades! Happy New Years, I miss you always. Go to your resting place, 32 yrs later, still can't forget our days together. Never thought youd die in CA stead of Viet Nam. love u

karen M RN
Huntington Memorial Hospital
January 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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
December 30, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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
December 30, 2009

Rest in Peace, Officer Wolff. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Officer Wolff 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
April 17, 2008

Borther.. It doesn't seen like 30 years has past since you gave all !! Thanks for all you did before that tragic day ... Keep resting easy knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER Forgets our own... God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.
December 31, 2007

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
December 29, 2007

"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
November 21, 2007

Great men are remembered not by how they died, but rather how they lived. Your career choice exemplifies the person you were, willing to risk your life every day so that others may live in safety. I thank god for allowing such men to walk this earth and provide such a great and selfless service to us all.
Thank your for your service, and may God Bless your family.


January 3, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the California Highway Patrol. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Wolff deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Wolff is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC
July 15, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.


December 30, 2004

Mr.Wolff it has been almost 26 years tell the date of your death. I am a Police Officer in Alabama an you were killed on the day that I was born. I hate what happen to you an just did not want you to go without a reflection you are a hero an will not beforegotten. When I am out there on the Streets an if I ever need you may you come in Gods speed. I well see you at Hevans gate. From the Patrolman in Alabama

PatrolaMan
Alabama
October 25, 2003

 
 

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