Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William H. Riddell

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 17, 1892

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Reflections for Officer William H. Riddell

No passage of time could ever erase your service and the sacrifice you made, and know that you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 17, 2020

William Henry Riddell , thank you for your service . Thank you for giving your life to make the city of Dallas a safe place for us to live in . Today I have no doubts you are in heaven with my dad Harold Raymond Riddell & my grandfather Henry Hubert Riddell & your son and my great grandfather Richard Frank Riddell . I know all of you are looking down on this great family with proudness of all the great things of life y’all taught us and to follow in yall’s footsteps of worshiping our great Lord Jesus Christ ! Thank you with love , peace ,and happiness , Scott Riddell .

Scott Riddell
Great great grandson

April 13, 2018

rest peace, and thank you for your service. and just because it happened long time ago, the pain of losing a fellow officer is never easy.. just like your children carried on, we all are and will continue to do..

Officer S. A. Mohamad #982
Godley Police Dept. Godley, Texas

July 1, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer William H. Riddle. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are gnawing on the scum responsible for your murder. May his screams of anguish rise up from the lake of fire to warn other evil doers of their impending fate.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 15, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 120th anniversary year 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 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,

How proud you must have been that your family continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

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

November 22, 2012

Officer Riddell,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.. You are a HERO and will never be forgotten.. Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

June 17, 2008

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must alwya come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
.Just as brightly as his brass

Step forwad now policwman
How shall I deal with you
Have you always turned the other cheek
To mychurch have you been true

The policeman squared his shoulders
And said "No, Lord I guess I aint"
Because those of us who carry badges
Can't always be a saint

I've had to work most Sundays
And at times my talk was rough
And sometimes I've been violent
Because the streets are awfully tough

But I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep

And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear

If you've a place for me here, Lord
It needn't be so grand
I never expected or had too much
But if you don't..........I'll understand

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the policeman waited quietly
For the judgement of his God

Step forward now policeman
You've borne your burdens well
Come walka beat on heaven's streets
You've done your time in hell

I am the great grandson of William Riddell. Growing up I heard the story of his death from my grandparents. However it was not until I was able to see his photo on this site that I finally understood his death and its events. I wish to thank ODMP for its efforts.

Deputy Christopher Whatley
Denton County Constable Pct #6

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