William L. DanielsPhiladelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 16, 1975
Reflections for Corporal William L. Daniels
I was a child when my family moved on that block on 12/1/80 & I'm JUST finding this out. I'm so surprised that none of the neighbors, many who have lived on that block since the 60s & early 70s, never mentioned this tragedy. I wished Corporal Daniels had the upper hand that night. Now when I visit my family, as I look up the block at that building where you made your final call, I'll think of you & thank you for the sacrifice you made. Rest on, Mr. Daniels.
April 17, 2013
Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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.
I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Time never diminishes respect.
Rest In Peace
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 16, 2011
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.
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 24, 2008
We say thank you once again on this day one year later.
Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
December 16, 2007
You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service
December 7, 2007
Cpl Daniels, you went well above and beyond the call of duty and paid the ultimate sacrifice as a result. Your brother and sister officers just to the South of you say thank you. Until we meet again sir.
Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police
November 4, 2006
IWENT TO SCHOOL WITH ONE OF YOUR DAUGHTERS A MATTER OF FACT SHE WAS MY FIRST DATE TO THE MOVIES.NOW YOUR DAUGHTER IS A CASTING DIRECTOR OUT IN HOLLYWOOD.YOU WOULD BE SO PROUD OF HER IF YOU WERE HERE WITH US TODAY.I REMEMBER HER TELLING ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOU WHEN I WAS A KID.TRULY A MAN THAT LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR OTHERS IS A HERO!YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS MISS YOU AND ONE DAY GOD WILL ARRANGE FOR US ALL TO SEE ONE ANOTHER AGAIN! SLEEP IN PEACE! AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!! BY THE WAY IAM ALSO A POLICE OFFICER AND I'LL KEEP YOU MIND ALWAYS!!
January 19, 2006
EVEN WHEN OFF DUTY YOU DID NOT ABANDON YOUR POST. I AM SORRY FOR YOUR FAMILY'S LOSS, AND I SINCERELY HOPE YOUR MURDERER WAS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. IF NOT IN THIS LIFE, THEN IN THE NEXT. FROM MY HEART, THANK-YOU.
SAUK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT
December 16, 2005
God bless you, Cpl. Daniels, for your bravery and noble service. You are a hero and will always be remembered. Rest in heavenly peace.
November 14, 2004
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