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Officer William L. Reardon

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, October 20, 1946

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Reflections for Officer William L. Reardon

Officer Reardon,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 20, 2021

Semper Fi Motorman and May God bless you and your family. 74 years ago you gave your life for our beloved BLUE & GOLD. Always know that you are remembered and I for one respect your service as do all of our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

October 20, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. Sir, you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 20, 2017

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

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Your memory will always be honored and revered.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 20, 2009

Been many years since you left us Brother. But keep resting easy knowing the Blue and Gold NEVER forgets our own..God Bless All

Calif Hwy Patrol Ret.

October 21, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 17, 2007


It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.

Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them by...
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.

They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble, they ride out of our sight.

Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.

So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes, you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


Author Unknown

Rest in Peace, Brother…
“Former Motorman”

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

May 10, 2007

Remembering and honoring this officer's service and sacrifice sixty years ago.

Though many years have passed, please know that Officer Reardon will never be forgotten. The CHP Academy has a beautiful memorial fountain circled by plaques engraved with the name of each fallen officer. Before the annual memorial ceremony in May, there is a "roll call of honor" when each fallen hero's name is read and a memorial bell is chimed in his honor. Each week of their training, cadets hold a memorial ceremony during which they polish the plaques and honor the fallen members with a salute and a somber procession.

May God continue to bless and watch over you.

Michelle Walker
Widow, CHP Lt. Michael Walker EOW 12-31-05

October 18, 2006

You did your job and gave your life, so that others would be safe. God holds you in a special place, and your brothers and sisters in this business hold you in our highest esteem. God Bless You, Officer Reardon.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

September 8, 2004

Rest in peace motorman.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 20, 2003

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