Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal William L. Rose, Jr.

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 1982

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Reflections for Corporal William L. Rose, Jr.

Rest in peace Corporal Rose.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 21, 2021

32 years and you will not be forgotten Sir.

Trooper Gabriel Monroe
Arkansas State Police

December 28, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29thanniversary 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 28, 2011

Ifirst met Corporal Rose in 1977, I was a 25 year old rookie and got to ride with Rose for a week. It was quite an experience. Rose would work on tv's back in those days to make an extra buck. I remember getting into his car to start a shift and noticed several tv's in the back seat. Rose told me we had to make a few deliveries before we started our shift.
Great guy! I remember him telling me he was related to the great Pete Rose baseball player. He was a hard working dedicated trooper.

Sergeant (Retired)
Arkansas State Police

August 27, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother- You are not forgotten.

Arkansas State Police

December 29, 2009

Rest in peace Corporal Rose. You will never be forgotten by your state police family.

TFC. Jeff Whitlock
Arkansas State Police

December 30, 2008

Rest in Peace, Corporal Rose. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 31, 2008



December 27, 2007

"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
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 18, 2007

God Bless you.

Bob Steinat

May 14, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor your for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

December 28, 2004

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