Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Willard H. Santel

Reading Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, May 29, 1945

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Reflections for Patrolman Willard H. Santel

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Willard H. Santel of the Reading Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 29, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Willard H. Santel of the Reading Police Department, Ohio and the additional 59 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 30, 2018

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
Texas

May 29, 2015

Willard, my dad was from Reading, Ohio, and I am sure that we are related as there are so few Santels. I was born in Texas, and have spent my adult years mostly in Virginia, first with the Navy, and for the last 9 years as an officer with the Newport News Police Department. I like to think that I carry on the torch you began carrying in the 1940's; honor, commitment and loyalty to the community. Rest in peace, cousin.

Master Police Officer Richard Santel jr.
Newport News Police Department, Va

March 6, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 67th 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.

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

Rest In Peace.

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

May 29, 2012

Rest in peace brother. We will continue to protect and serve this community many years later never forgetting your sacrifice.

Ptl. J. Freson
Reading Police

September 6, 2010

rest in peace brother...you are not forgotten!

patrol officer
cleveland police

February 22, 2006

Your not forgotten.

PTL. B. SHELLEY
READING

July 1, 2005

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