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Officer William D. McKim | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

Officer

William D. McKim

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 6, 1973
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Reflections for Officer William D. McKim

 

It gets harder every year to not have him in my life. Especially since I no longer have our parents in my life. As I have gotten older, the hurt is deeper.

Janet McKim Greenhow
sister
August 8, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
September 24, 2015

I just ran across this page and I wanted to thank all of you for your kind remembrances and thoughtful sentiments. My father was a wonderful man and he is still blessed in the thoughts of people like all of you.

You're still in my thoughts every day, daddy...

Mary McKim
Daughter
March 10, 2015

The years may pass but your sacrifice will always be remembered! Thank you Trooper Mckim! Rest in Peace!

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
February 6, 2015

bill. remembering you today and fallen officers,thank you for my sister,terry

greg bartlett
frien of family
September 7, 2012

Officer McKim, I was stationed at the San Jose office when your accident occurred. It was raining that day and when I heard of your accident it affected me dramatically. I just wanted you to know that your service to the Blue and Gold will never be forgotten. Semper Fi and may God Bless you.

Satet Traffic Officer W.M.Becze #7185
California Highway Patrol
November 10, 2010

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

Officer 11169
October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous
February 6, 2009

"All Roads - All Codes"

"Dusty": May You Rest - In - Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD
February 6, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
February 4, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
November 21, 2007

Been a while since ya left Bill ...You know the Ol Blue and Gold NEVER Forgets!! Rather Than Swerve From the Path of Duty !! Rest Easy Brother

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol
February 5, 2007

MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO NEVER IS. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
August 6, 2004

 
 

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