Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William P. Bosak

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 1979

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Reflections for Patrolman William P. Bosak

Today on the 39th anniversary of your sacrifice more than a dozen officers gathered at 1600 hrs, the time of your sacrifice, at the location you were murdered. Many of those officers were not even born at that time. We will never forget the sacrifice of you and your partner.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 3, 2018

The death sentence of you and your friend's killer were commuted by Ryan apparently because of the disturbingly high amount of exonerations in the state.


October 9, 2017

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Officer V Cole
Phoenix PD

January 29, 2017

I'm not going to say anything about the governor. I'm gonna ask something else. How the hell did your killer stall his execution long enough. Some people who committed terrible crimes at the same time you were murdered or even after that were executed but your killer made it. I don't understand, how do psychopathic serial killers like John Wayne gacy and andrew kokoraleis get executed while your killer makes it. By that standard, he should have executed about a year after gacy.

Your killer was almost as worthy (and guilty) for death as that sick animal Gacy. In my mind, deliberately killing 2 police officers is pretty close in evil as being a serial killer. (Not to diminish the pain and suffering of gacys victims)


July 25, 2016

Happy Fathers Day from your family. We love you and think about you everyday.

Imogene Nosak

June 19, 2016

Thinking of you on your birthday Love your family

Love Imogene
Your wife

March 20, 2015

Thoughts and prayers are with you forever.

Kara Hanley Ford, Daughter of retired CPD

July 2, 2014

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bosak. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Remembering you on your BIRTHDAY March 20,1945. Your family LOVES YOU and MISSES YOU everyday. Love Your Wife

Imogene Bosak

March 19, 2012

May you rest in Peace....

Ret.Sgt J.Dempsey
Riverdale PD

March 7, 2012

33 years ago was a very sad day for the Bosak family. Saturday March 3rd 1979 changed our lives forever. We miss him and love him.

Imogene Bosak

March 3, 2012

rest in peace and god bless you.we remember you today


March 3, 2012

Thanks for remembering my husband. His family misses him everyday.

Imogene Bosak

February 15, 2012

PO Bosak and PO Van Schak worked for my father in Dist. 22 when this injustice happened. I heard him cry at night over this shooting and the loss of two brave men. Kenneth Allen is the thug who did this shooting and shame on our government for not stopping him sooner. He should not have been on the streets when this happened. May god continue to watch over your families. thank you for watching and protecting us.

daughter of Lt. Robert Hanley

October 5, 2011

The double murder of you and your partner serve as an example how the most routine police work can end in tragedy. When I was a rooke patrolman I served in the district where you were killed and spoke with officers who worked that day. Please know both of you will never be fogotten even after 32 years. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 10, 2011

Thank you for your bravery, honor, service, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! May God bless your family and friends.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th 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.

Time never diminishes love or respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I regret your family was denied justice by Gov. Ryan.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this anniversary date. Three decades have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 3, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bosek. You are not forgotten.

Chicago P.D.


August 27, 2008




March 3, 2008

Patrolman Bosak,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. My feelings towards the "Politician" who commuted the death sentence of your murderer are the same as the previous reflections-it sickens me that Ryan did that.



March 3, 2008

Thinking of you on this day and also of your family and friends. Continue to keep watch over all of them. The individual responsible for all this pain should have been executed many years ago, but that never occurred. Then our outgoing Governor repreaved him to life. Well, the Governor got his just reward and is now sitting in a Federal Prison for his crimes. Justice is really funny some times. You have not been forgotten Officer Bosak.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 2, 2008

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
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

October 17, 2007

A cop killer is spared because a outgoing governor wants to beef up his resume. It is a sad day when a person that killed not 1 but 2 officers, is allowed to live out his days in prison while that family of both officers are left with nothing but memories. Even as the years go by, you and your partner will not be forgotten.

March 7, 2007

Almost 3 decades have passed and you have not been forgotten. In your case justice was not served because of our Governor giving a stay of execution to a Cop Killer. This individual should have been put to death. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 3, 2007

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