Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kevin Williams

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Monday, July 31, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevin Williams

Oh man I was a young Officer assigned to the Traffic Division then. I did not know Officer Williams personally, but it still hurt to know that a fellow Officer died on duty. Coming to the aid of a fellow Officer is the highest priority, and he honestly gave his life to that end. We thank you for your service and commitment to the citizens of Philadelphia!

Police Officer
Philadelphia P.D.

August 2, 2017

Officer Kevin Williams,
It's heartbreaking to you leave us at such a very young age.
Serving the public and coming to the aid of a fellow officer is
a danger we understand.However it doesn't lessen the pain
that family,friends and your co-workers are experiencing.

Thank You for your service to our community and to the Blue.God Bless You and all your Loved Ones and may he shield thos whose lives are in danger each day.

William Fricker
Ret.Philly Pd Dsipatcher

August 1, 2017

MY High School Buddy! I was so heartbroken when I found out you left us. My thought and prayers are with your wife and family. May God bless them. Rest In Peace buddy!

stephanie Thompson RN
Friend

September 10, 2013

Kevin your Dad would be proud you have turned out to be a fine young man. I never knew your Dad was killed in the line of duty because you never acted like anyone owed you something and we all do we owe you our heart felt thanks. I never had the honor of working with your Dad but I know he had to be a cops cop to work in the 12th of the wild Wild West that it is a d was back then. It is my honor to call you friend and trainee. You are a gifted boxer that listens well. Although I think you are better served where you are now, school!!!!! Call me anytime love you Bro

Sgt Kevin Bernard
PPD

May 19, 2013

Kevin, it was a pleasure working with you in the 12th. You were one of the good guys with great potential. We shared the same birthday and always think of you then.

P/O J. Hopkins
Philadelphia Police Dept., Retired

August 1, 2012

Kevin, I stumbled onto this looking for a graduation date of the 305th police class. I was a member of that class along with your father. There were a number of SEPTA Police officers in that class which I was one of. I have good memories of your dad. I didn't know him well, but I do recall him as an easy going well intentioned man. I also remember the incident and attended his funeral. I hope it comforts you to know that I believe anyone who knew your dad thinks of him this way and we will not forget his sacrifice.

E. Kesselman Det. I
SEPTA/New Jersey State Police (Ret)

January 10, 2012

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to leave a reflection for my father. I never even this website existed until a few days ago and seeing all the love that you all have for my father has left me with an inner peace and comfort. I was only about 5 yeats old when he was taken from me and it still pains me till this day. I would love to meet some of you so that I could hear the stories that have tell.
R.I.P Dad
Gone but not forgotten

Kevin Williams Jr
Son

May 22, 2011

I didn't know Officer Williams, but I met his son over a year ago and we remained friends, until that friendship grew into more . As kevin and I got closer we learned a lot more about each other and met one another's parents. Officer William's son is a light heavyweight boxer, and his dedication is something I know his father would be proud of , he is such a good young man with a spiritual heart and an unshakeable focus to be the best . This is where my story gets interesting though.

Officer Kevin Bernard knows my father C. B. Kimmins and when he found out I was C.B.'s daughter they shared a phone conversation together. Bernard informed my dad that Kevin's father was a late officer in the 12th district. Now , if you know C.B. Kimmins then you would also know that he is one of the most recognized social activist in Philadelphia. My dad immediately made phone calls to honor Kevin's father with a plaque for being killed in the line of duty. It amazed both Kevin and I how we had been somewhat connected all these years, and that my dad had things to share about Officer Williams with his son.

The moral of this story is life works in mysterious ways. Although I didn't know Officer Williams I know a big part of him , his son. I know he isn't alive, but I know that there is reason why Kevin and I met and would have met regardless if he was still alive. He leaves a beautiful memory amongst a lovely family, and I hope the plaque is made because his family deserves it =)

Brielle Kimmins
Friend of Kevin Williams Jr, Officer Williams son

May 21, 2011

Those of you who knew Kev know that is was a great person, great father, great Office, husband and friend. We had many battles on basketball court which most he won. I miss him so much he was like a brother to me. He is always in my thoughts. Love Pop

DERON (POPS) SMITHWICK
VERY GOOD FRIEND

May 12, 2010

Hey Kev, you were on my mind and I just wanted to leave note here. Your service and your sacrifice and your friendship will never be forgotten. I pray that your family, your children are doing well. I hope they know about this website and this memorial to you so they can visit and maybe find some comfort in knowing that law enforcemnet all across the country will never forget your sacrifice. I'm glad I had the chance to learn and to laugh with you. You will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.
Lisa

Cpl. Lisa Prince
VPAPD

August 12, 2009

Man Kev, you were my buddy in HS. Your wife is in my prayers

Anonymous

June 17, 2009

Hey Kev, it's nice to see that so many people visit your memorial page. When I saw Steve's message about Uni's 20th reunion it made me smile. I came back to Philly for my 20th reunion too. Time just seem's to fly by. I hope your kids are well. I think about them and pray for them everytime I visit your page. I hope they know about this page and visit it too, they should know that you remain loved and in the hearts of your friends near and far. I remember the last time I saw you and you left me laughing as usual. I am so grateful for that memory, Your loss left so many of us stunned, we were all so young and it was a terrible shock and still hard to believe. I know you would have never thought in a milliion years that me and my twin would later become cops too. That's at least 4 or 5 cops from 8-0. Please keep watching over all of us Kev, we miss you.
Cpl. Lisa Prince
VPAPD

Corporal
VPAPD

August 23, 2008

On the 13th anniversary of Officer Kevin Williams’ death, we honored his service during roll call by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Officer Williams’ is gone, but not forgotten.

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Timmons
First Responder Unit
United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.

Anonymous

July 31, 2008

Officer Williams,
On today, the 13th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

July 31, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You will be remembered always. I hope your looking over us and laughing at us with all our brothers and sisters who are with you.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

March 29, 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

January 24, 2008

To one of the best Fathers, Son, Brother, Cousin, Husband and most of all Friend!! You were taken from us way too soon. For a man who I had the privledge of being friends with for over 21 years at the time of your passing. It only seems like yesterday that we were talking about our futures.
There is not a day that goes by where something doesn't remind me of you. I had the best laugh last week when thinking of you back in school. Our 20th High School reunion came and passed and you were sorely missed. It just wasn't complete without you there. To those who never got the chance to really know Kev, you missed one of lifes true champions! You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope I can be half the man that you were!
Rest in Peace

Steve Young
U-City High School
Class of 1987

Steve Young
Lifelong friend

August 21, 2007

Kevin, we lost you way too young. You had some much too give. You will not be forgotten by those who were in your Squad and the rest of the department.

Sgt. John McGrody
Philadelphia Police

August 3, 2007

Rest in peace my friend. Never forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 31, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer Kevin Williams and his fellow officers with the Philadelphia Police Department:

On this the eleventh anniversary date of Kevin's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Kevin, I feel as if I know him through the loving reflections left by friends. His valor and courage will never be forgotten.

I hope that God is holding his wife and children in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Kevin was robbed of his life at such a young age, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Kevin gave to his community and the citizens of Pennsylvania, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 31, 1995.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 2, 2006

Kevin, you will not be forgotten.

Sergeant Brian H. Sprowal
Philadelphia Police Department

July 31, 2006

P/O Williams, you are not forgotten.

P/O #5434
Philadelphia PD

May 30, 2006

Ten years ago today your tour ended.
Your memory lives on in all who wear the badge.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

July 31, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 7, 2005

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you
Goodbye

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said
Goodbye

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say
Goodbye

Anonymous

January 31, 2005

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