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Policeman William H. Beck

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, May 2, 1908

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Reflections for Policeman William H. Beck

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 2, 2013

Rest in Peace, Policeman Beck. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Policeman Beck - Three Fridays ago, on a very rainy morning, I stood in the State Assembly chambers when your name was one of almost 250 read off during a motion regarding next month's Peace Officers Memorial Week. You are not forgotten.

Thank you for your service to the people of the City of Denver and the State of Colorado.

May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)`

May 12, 2010

I'd like to Thank Dan Beck for the update on Officer Beck's family. I often wonder what became of the families of the officers who passed on so long ago.
My father was born on August 29, 1908-nearly 4 months after Officer Beck died-he went on to live a long life-81 years-I think of all the life that was lived without Officer Beck here.
My husband, Deputy Dave Grant has his own page here-his EOW was 5/31/04-our children are now on their way finally to having successful lives-they are driven by the love their father had for them.
I have deep admiration for the Beck family who went on without him.
Reminds me that all of us can do the same.

Richie Grant
Wife of Deputy Dave Grant/Tuolumne Co Sheriff's Dept, Sonora, Ca.

March 23, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 101rst 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 97 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 2, 2009



May 2, 2008

William Beck left a wife, two sons, and a daughter. His eldest son, Daniel, supported his mother and siblings and graduated from Colorado School of Mines. His brother, Lloyd, also graduated from School of Mines. Both men worked in the mining industry. Daniel is known to have worked in a silver mine in Telluride before he left the industry due to health. Lloyd had a long career in the industry, traveling the world on assignments. Olive, their younger sister, graduated from Baylor University and became a school teacher, She married Dewey Smith and settled back in Denver where she lived into her 90s. Daniel married Martha Ryan of Pueblo, CO, and ultimately settled in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, working for Chrysler and then for himself in sales training, executive recruiting and coaching. Lloyd married twice, and lived into his 90s in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Dan Beck
Great grandson

July 31, 2007

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

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