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Comal County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy

William J. "Bill" Urban

Comal County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, February 7, 1994
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Reflections for Deputy William J. "Bill" Urban

 

Deputy Sheriff Urban,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Comal County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 7, 2014

R. I. P. Sir......

K. BROOKS
HOUSTON PD
February 7, 2012

Sad to see one so young go like that. My heart goes out to all who no doubt still miss and love you.

He is not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada
February 7, 2011

To Deputy Bill Urban and his loved ones:

On this the fifteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with your family members who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

Bill, I know that you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Bill. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bill gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 7, 1994.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 7, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
February 5, 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
February 5, 2008

Deputy Urban,
I was browsing through the pages, and I noticed that you died on the day that my oldest daughter was born. The Bible says, "God giveth, and God taketh away". It's a shame that while I was celebrating a birth, your family was mourning a death.
May you rest in peace.

Deputy James Junot, Jr.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office
February 9, 2005

Rest in peace Deputy Urban. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your family and friends.


February 7, 2005

 
 

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