Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer William C. Shull

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 23, 1970

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Reflections for Correctional Officer William C. Shull

Dad You alway said there are good in everyone it’s guidance that parent must show to their children... Thank you for being a good father who believe in us and who gave great guidance. Thank you for being a Godly man, who talk us to respect all those who deserve respect. Thank you for being fair to everyone. You was killed during a time of a lot of HATE but that morning when you took me to summer school, you went to your job on your day off will alway be in my memory.. You never got to see the pen set I made for you, I miss taking all of us children to the beach. You alway said those who hate because who you are ethnically live in a small square but those who see you as a good person live in the largest world. You believe in your faith, your country, your integrity and your community. You legacy has touch so many people and I am proud that I continue on with the love you gave. Dad I miss you but your kindness lives on in me

Sarah Warren

October 5, 2020

Officer Shull,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

July 23, 2020

There is a place somewhere for the pure evildoers who you faced heroically that day. Thank you for your 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 21, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

July 23, 2018

WILLIAM C SHULL Dad You are a father who is alway missed...Love you alway

Sarah Warren

July 24, 2016

This year has gone by so fast but we have never forgotten your sacrifice for the State of California and CTF. 44 years ago you were murdered while working overtime at North Facility’s 1 yard. Your CTF family has raised the funds to honor you with two memorial signs on Highway 101 as the Soledad State Prison CDCR Officer John V. Mills, William C. Shull, Robert J. McCarthy, Kenneth E. Conant Memorial Highway. The signs are being manufactured now and should be put in place within the next month. Thank you for your service.

Jeff Soares

Associate Warden
Correctional Training Facility (CTF)

July 22, 2014

It was 43 years ago today that you were senselessly murdered at CTF’s North Facility. Your CTF family is remembering you today with a memorial at the CTF Memorial Garden. We miss you and thank you for your service to this country and the state of California.

Jeff Soares

Associate Warden
Correctional Training Facility

July 23, 2013

We have honored Officer William Shull at the Correctional Training Facility (Soledad) with a memorial garden and bronze plaque. On May 17, 2012, a large ceremony was held with many law enforcement in attendance. I am working with an author to document in a book the history of Soledad Prison and our fallen officers. It is important that we never forget the sacrifice that William Shull made. If you are a family member or friend of William Shull, I encourage you to contact me and I will arrange for you to visit the memory garden and will provide photographs of the ceremony.

Jeff Soares

Associate Warden
Correctional Trating Facility

December 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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. I pray for the solace of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

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

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Dear grandpa,

You don't know me but you are not forgotten. Our family will never forget you, and grandmas love for you hasn't changed. From what I hear you were a brave man, loving man, and very much about family. I am a Correctional officer also. I have been doing this job for about 2 years now. You are my hero... And, my heart goes out to you during that incident that took your life. You are missed, and I wish I could have met you.

OFC Warren
SPND/ Grandaughter

September 12, 2008

The sacrifices made by Officers Shull, Mills, and Davis, are most certainly not forgotten !

One of my closest friends is presently employed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I will take the mean streets of Southern California, any day over the thankless job he has. I send him E-Mails every day from this website regarding those who have been killed serving as he. I am hard on him and we participate in street fighting combatives to maintain a level of proficiency.

During the 1980's and 1990's, I met and spoke with many former CDC Correction Officers(CO's), some who are now employed by LAPD. I also met with many former inmates and participated in several radio shows with some of them. Being on patrol in the LA area it was not uncommon for me to make contact with many parolees who actually did time at Soledad and San Quentin during the time that these CO's made the ultimate sacrifice.

Law Enforcement personnel need to recognize that many of those incarcerated back in the 1970's are now being released and I am beginning to see some of that "old school" mentality returning to the streets. Today, the Black Panthers have become the New African Vanguard and while maintaining a visual during the Stanley "Tookie" Williams wake, I observed no less than 10,000 come to pay their respects. Although I do not agree with much contained, for anyone who wants a better idea what was in the minds of those responsible for the deaths of these CO’s, I highly recommend the following books:


Maj M. B. Parlor

July 23, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, may you continue to keep watch over your family, friends and co-workers from above always.Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt M.Fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

July 23, 2006

You are not forgotten my brother.

California Department of Corrections

January 28, 2005

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