Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William Lord Rucker

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, July 20, 1952

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Reflections for Officer William Lord Rucker

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

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

July 20, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 27, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. I also thank you for your service in the military in WWII, and am saddened that you endured two years as a German p.o.w. only to die in the line of duty several years later.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 20, 2010

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

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

May this true American hero never be forgotten.

Sgt. Tom Carver
Delaware State Police

May 30, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

July 20, 2006

Motorman, Thank you for your service and for keeping my family safe. today on the anniversary of your death I ride my shift in your memory.

Senior Motor Officer M. Thurmond

July 20, 2006

Officer Rucker,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WWII.



July 20, 2006


Thanks to the ODMP you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 12, 2004

Time has not forgotten you. rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

February 25, 2004

Thank you for your service to our country and your community. May you rest in peace.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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