Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William L. Sigmon

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Tuesday, May 25, 1971

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Reflections for Officer William L. Sigmon

Officer Sigmon,
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 District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 25, 2021

Was hired by Fairfax County PD in April 71, Fairfax adjoins Washington DC south of the Potomac River. In training class in late May when someone announced that a MPD officer had been murdered in a bank robbery. The following morning, the Washington Post had a front page photo of Officer Sigmon laying on the street, covered up, with the bottom of his feet showing. That photo was seared into my memory, had a copy of it for years, swearing this would never happen to me... never forgotten his name of the image

Master Police Officer
neighboring PD

January 8, 2021

A brave officer a hero for sure. Rest in peace Officer Sigmon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 24, 2017

Bill, God Bless You. As a rookie policemen, you taught me the particulars of
police work. I was on patrol in Scout Car 82 the morning the call went out of
your being shot on that bank stakeout you were assigned on May 25th.
The lookout went out for a van with three suspects leaving the area. Knowing the
area very well, I proceeded to Conn. Ave. and stopped the van and quickly made
the arrests at Conn. Ave. Every support police person responded to assist me
within 30 seconds. All suspects were arrested on the spot. I miss you, Bill.
As a poet in retirement I will write and dedicate a poem to you.

Retired Sgt. Francis Romans
Eighth Precinct, Metropolitan Police, D.C.

January 30, 2017

I remember the day my friend, Tommy Sigmon, was taken out of class and told the news of his father's passing. Tommy and I were second graders at Lone Oak Elementary School in Rockville.

Ron Piner

May 31, 2016

Officer Sigmon, your not forgotten and never will be. RIP

Capt. James Kotke
Former/retired (injury/medical)
WSF Park Police Dept.
SPI Investigations (Milwaukee office)

May 26, 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

May 25, 2015

Bill broke me in on the "Hotel Beat" in Old # 8 Pct. in 1969. Taught me Community Policing before it had a name . I still think of him and smile.

MPO. Larry Conneen
MPDC Retired

June 21, 2014

I just found this site. I worked with Siggy. He was well liked by all his brother police officers. Siggy was never to busy to share a friendly moment with us. You shall always and forever be in our thoughts .

officer Ross V Becker
MPDC Second District

February 15, 2014

I knew Officer Siggy personally and had been involved in another case involving guns just days before the was killed. God bless him and his family. I will never forget him.

Rodger Chapman

December 24, 2012

Once again Sir, thank you for your heroism to America

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

December 13, 2012

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 27, 2012

Still thinking of you Sir, Hero's are never forgotten. RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 26, 2012

Another year has past and you are still remembered Officer.
You are truely an American Hero and always shall be be Sir.
You would be 75yr old this year, retired living somewhere nice if it wasn't for these thugs that ended that possibility. That you again for your service Sir. RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 11, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

AS one Hero falls another was born ( my dob 05/25/1971). I have done my best to pick up where you left off facing tough roads and streets. You are the true Hero who displayed outstanding courage when call upon and I will always honor that in you. You made the ultimate sacrifice on a special day in history to me. May you RIP Officer and I hope to meet you some day Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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. He was also shot in a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

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

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace

Phyllis Loya
mothre of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

I had 6 months on the job when Officer Sigmon was killed. I remember that the the ex-deputy mayor's daughter Heidi Fletcher drove the getaway van. Following this tragedy I and several hundred of us staked out nearlly every bank, saving institution in DC. Fletcher was sentenced under the Federal Corrections Act and was sent to the bay area (CA) to do her time near where her father was working for San Jose. 10 years later I was a robbery detective and I thought of William often as I stil do...

Robert Reese
Former WDMPD #11 precinct

April 14, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Sigmon, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

I Love and miss you everyday .Thank you for being the man you were I wish I would have had more time with you
Your loving daughter

daughter Carolyn Joyce Sigmon

January 1, 2006

May God continue to grant you eternal peace, and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 25, 2005


You are still remembered for your gallant service. You died a hero and your cummunity should be in your debt forever. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 18, 2004

They told us about you in the Academy (class 71-14), and they said good things about you. God Bless.

MPDC Academy 71-14
First District 1971-1973

Ret Officer RB Wade
Richmond, VA Police

September 22, 2004

Officer Sigmon, I honor you, your name, your service and mostly, your sacrifice. Thank you for protecting us all. Rest easy my brother . . we'll take it from here. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (Former Richmond, VA Policeman).

Special Agent Jim Crotty
ATF (SA, Retired)

February 27, 2004

God bless you Officer. Thank you for your sacrifice.

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