Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Wister Lee Reece

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 5, 1957

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Reflections for Patrolman Wister Lee Reece

I was a young girl and the Reese family was in my church. I will always remember hearing about his death and felt so sorry for his pretty wife and young children.

Linda Wilson Ward
Church member

July 12, 2021

I heard his name mentioned often while I was growing up. Dad served on the Highway Patrol with him in Richmond County. My Dad respected he and his family. This was so sad and unnecessary. Prayers for his family. Thank you for your sacrifice.

William (Bill) A Allison Jr
Son of NC Law Enforcement Officer

November 10, 2019

Patrolman Reece rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 5, 2019

I remember trooper Reece very well. I was in the same grade as one of his daughters. I think we were in the 7th grade at the time. Trooper Reece was a well respected trooper in the county and was liked by the community.


May 16, 2018

I remember you and miss you so much. You are still my hero. Thank you for being such a good person and wonderful role model. I love you.

Susan Reece Giles

April 5, 2018

Thinking of you today. Thank you for your service to this great nation and the state of NC.

Sgt. Jason Fleming
NC State Highway Patrol

November 5, 2016

I never got to meet you. I turned 49 today and you have been on my mind alot lately. There are no words to say how much I missed you being a part of our lives. I love you Granddaddy.

Leonard Gibson, Jr.

April 22, 2016

Wister Reece was my 2nd cousin. My Dad always talked about what a truly good person he was. He has been missed. God Bless him and his family. May he Rest In Peace.

Kathleen Reece Hall

April 16, 2016

R.I.P Patrolmen Brown and Reese. To the families, please know that their deaths were not in vain.

Mst/Tpr Gene Scarbrough #152
Georgia State Patrol RET.

July 24, 2012

Wetzel is gone and you will be remembered.

Yerby Ray, a friend
NCSHP (former)

July 23, 2012

I just feel compelled to leave my support because i know that everyday i put on my uniform, i could be next.

Police Officer Torres

March 7, 2012

I see the hurt in my husband's eyes to have never known his grandfather and have such a cruel tragedy part of his family history. Wister Reece will never meet my two daughters, his great-granddaughters. We only have him as a picture in a frame. Do not let this cop killer (twice at that) free, no matter his age. He doesn't deserve to see the outside world when my dear husband's family will never see Wister Reece this side of heaven.

Suzette Gibson
wife of Wister Reece's grandson

February 24, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are sent your way, for your family and friends, Patrolman Brown.

Thank you for your service. You always will be a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!

My letter, to keep your cold blooded killer locked up, was sent today. That's the least I can do....Rest easy, my brother.

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 19, 2012

I was born in 57, this inmate has no complaints, two murdered cops and he is still alive living a hero's life amongst his peers.


February 19, 2012

Lets keep North Carolina's longest-serving inmate locked up. Two hard working officers can't go home to there familys why should he? Keep him in there till he dies.


February 17, 2012

Two life terms shouldn't end while he's still alive!

Marc W Mauss
Blue Knights NY 15

February 16, 2012

Why would a cop killer even be considered for parole? Let him die in prison. I don't care how old he is, he systematically killed two Law Enforcement Officers with no remorse. He deserves to die staring at bars from the inside. He don't even exist in my eyes.

Retired Sergeant Don Davenport
Pasco County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

February 16, 2012

Do not let this killer out. He needs to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Robert Peoples, Retired Federal Agent

February 15, 2012

Rest in Peace Officer Reese.

Rex Keller Master Patrolman ( Ret.)
Michigan City Indiana Police Department

February 15, 2012

Please please keep this cop killer in jail. No more killings!
Feb 15, 2012

Pat Adams

February 15, 2012

Patrolman Reese's sacrifice should never be negotiated not forgotten. Let the 89 year old bastard die in prison!

Captain Davy Davis
Pascagoula MS Police Dept.

February 15, 2012

Please keep this convicted Officer killer and thief in prison. The safety of our society demands it!

Deputy Timothy Stene
Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Office

February 15, 2012

an eye for an eye. let him rot in jail. God bless the victims' families!

concerned citizen

February 15, 2012

No parole for cop killers,,, period. I say the same thing, everytime. I wonder if ODMP has a virtual stamp that I can buy ,,,, lol

Fmr Sgt. Trinity Al PD
Decatur Alabama Police dept. (resigned)

February 15, 2012

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten Thank you for your selfless service Officer Reese. You are a true American Hero, and I pray they never let your killer out and am sending my letter to the parole board. Rest in Peace

kathy stevenson wife of fallen officer
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

February 15, 2012

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