Police Officer William J. Courtney

Police Officer William J. Courtney

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1938

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William J. Courtney

Officer Courtney succumbed to injuries received seven years earlier when he was struck in the chest by a suspect. He had responded to a disturbance call at the local courthouse when the incident happened. The injury forced Officer Courtney to take a medical retirement only four months before his death.

Officer Courtney had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 24, 1931
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 74th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 24, 2012

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