Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper William John Antoniewicz

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1974

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Reflections for Trooper William John Antoniewicz

I was working for Webwe County Sheriff at the time , this was one of the coldest nights of my life. We had a road block at the mouth of Weber Canyon all night long. Memories of that night remained a constant reminder on every traffic stop I made for the next 31 years.

Larry Conrad, retired
Redmond Police Department

March 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 8, 2011

Though I never knew him, and this occurred so many years ago, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace in such incidents & our only real comfort comes from Him. May His strength, comfort & peace continue to be the sustaining force in the lives of all who knew this beloved officer; and may it somehow help to know they do not grieve alone. His memory is forever cherished by his Law Enforcement family everywhere.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

August 26, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Trooper Antoniewicz.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 22, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 31, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 5, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, service, and sacrifice. May your friends and family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten. What a sad commentary on society that the dirtbag that so brutally murdered you was allowed a plea bargain and has since been released on parole....it literally makes me want to heave.

DET SGT, Retired
AR

August 3, 2007

Trooper Antoniewicz,

Your killer being parolled is pathetic, I hope you have rested well my Brother...Gone but never forgotten.

Officer
NC

July 10, 2004

I agree with a previous writer who wrote “No officer’s death should be without reflection.” It is an honor to be the first to leave a reflection in your memory. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. RIP brother. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

June 10, 2004

Trooper........
Your untimely death and ultimate sacrifice in the name of law enforcement will never be forgotten. May the citizens of this great State never forget what it means for a law enforcement officer to pay the ultimate price for their safety. I pass the sight of your death often while enroute to the Uintah Mountains. I think of your sacrifice every time I see that cross up on the hill. May you rest in peace and may God be with you always and forever. The rest of us brown shirts will keep the watch for you in the meantime....
God bless.....
Trooper Mark Shepherd / UHP

Trooper Mark Shepherd
UHP

May 25, 2004

11-22-03, MY BROTHER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. IT IS A DISGRACE YOUR KILLER GOT TO MAKE A DEAL FOR KILLING YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

November 22, 2003

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