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Officer William David Corn | DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

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William David Corn

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 1, 1972
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Reflections for Officer William David Corn

 

Officer William David Corn has been been linked to my soul, along with Matthew Golder-(died December 27, 1971) and Nancy Tegeder-(died September 9, 1971) for 42 years. I spent nearly thirty years fighting for justice for all three but I was only able to find it for Matthew. There is a connection between them all!

I am sorry for the pain and the unanswered questions that Officer Corn's family still has.

I was only two years old when Officer William David Corn was killed, I never knew him but I have always loved him and always will.

Tracy Golder
Someone Who Knows
December 5, 2013

Officer William David Corn has been been linked to my soul, along with Matthew Golder-(died December 27, 1971) and Nancy Tegeder-(died September 9, 1971) for 42 years. I spent nearly thirty years fighting for justice for all three but I was only able to find it for Matthew. There is a connection between them all, that is the man who took each of their lives!

I am sorry for the pain and the unanswered questions that Officer Corn's family still has. If LT. Hewell or any of his family ever want to talk to me please feel free to contact me.

I was only two years old when Officer William David Corn was killed, I never knew him but I have always loved him and always will.

Tracy Golder
Someone Who Knows
December 5, 2013

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

Officer 11169
March 25, 2012

Rest in peace fellow officer, and God knows and sees all things. SMPD

Ofcr J. Ventriere
South Miami PD
February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I am saddened and angered that there has never been an arrest in your murder. My heart aches for your sister today for there has been no closure, no justice for your family. I thank your sister for sharing her devotion to you and she is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 1, 2012

The light of truth will shine !

James (Keith) Gaston
long-time friend
February 1, 2012

40 years since my brother was killed and still no justice...no closure...

Donna Neill
Sister
January 31, 2012

David Corn was my cousin, He inspired me to be a Dekalb County officer, I later work for Clarkston police and in the end Powder Springs. I was 1o years old when David was killed. He was over at my father's, a couple nights before he was kill, we played pool. He also was a USMC in Vietnam, for two tours. I work the streets,CID and SWAT. Alot of cops spoke in front of me, while I was at Dekalb, mostly about how corrupt things were. Wiz Miller, was my FTO officer when I was a rookie. Billy O'Brien, Tom Stewart I believe are good men. I was fortunate enought to bring closure to family members on Homicides I worked. I would just like to say to them, please work this case, if you work it, you,ll solve it and bring closure to my cosin Donna Neil and her family. For me, I would love to find out who did it. I wish David was around to talk shop with me.

Det. Lt. Hewell (ret.)
Cousin
January 22, 2011

No matter how many years pass, I know the lack of answers still causes pain. Love to you my friend, big hugs.

Rose Lay
Family friend
December 31, 2010

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
February 1, 2010

Jan 31, 2008

Catherine and I will be thinking of you tomorrow, Donna. Another writer said it best. God saw it all and will act as jury and judge on the final day.

Here's wishing you and Ken the very best.

God bless,
Steve & Catherine


January 31, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHVV
January 28, 2008

RIP Officer Corn. Justice will be served eventually. You are not forgotten. God sees all and is the ultimate Judge and Juror. May God watch over all your fellow DKPD officers that have paid the ultimate price to keep us safe as well as Police men and women everywhere.


January 17, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 8, 2007

Donna,
I know your brother's murder goes unsolved here on earth, but rest assured, God saw it all. He will deal with the monster who took your brother's life. Justice will be served.

Taryn Walters Ontiveros
Daughter of Officer Larry Walters EOW 11-13-74
March 10, 2004

My brother was killed 31 years ago, he was only 24 when he was murdered. He was so young and had his whole life ahead of him. I was so proud of him, besides being a great big brother, he was a Vietnam vet and loved being a DeKalb County police officer. He risked his life everyday protecting the public as all officers do. It takes a special kind of person to do this job. I miss him everyday and it makes me very sad that my childen will never know him. My heart is full of love and memories for David and I share them with my children to let them know what a wonderful person he was. My hope for the future is that someday they will find who took my brother away from me and my family. To date, his murder is the only unsolved murder case of a Dekalb County police officer.

Donna Corn Neill-Sister

Thank you so much for serving those who never knew you.


 
 

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