Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William W. Spencer

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1929

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Reflections for Police Officer William W. Spencer

I wasn't a police officer but spent 3 years in the Army. My family has proudly served during 4 wars - WWII and Korea (dad), Vietnam (me), the Desert Wars (son) and serving by the DMZ in Korea (daughter). I am aware of what it means to protect and serve - all 3 generations in the Army.

To paraphrase, there can be no greater love than to lay down your life for your fellow man. I am proud of you and I dearly hope your family - and the people who read bout you, will carry your memory in their lives. God bless you,

John Braun

Specialist, 4th Class
U.S. Army

November 30, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 5, 2020

I’ve started to write this reflection many times. I never submitted it before; I didn’t think my words were adequate. I still don’t, but I feel like I have to say something.

I grew up hearing stories about you, Uncle Bill. Your family was so proud of you and of what you accomplished in the short time that you had. Your legacy had a great influence on my career that I find so rewarding. Daily, I pray that I would have the opportunity, ability and courage to do something good for at least one person, as I am told you did also.

Thank you for your example. Now that I am looking forward to retirement, I seem to have grown to understand more fully the sacrifices of those who have gone before us.

I can only hope that what I have done was enough for those I serve, and those that I love.


Capt. Tim Spencer
Mishawaka (IN) Police Dept.

January 27, 2016

Officer Spencer, Thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrafice. 84 years may have passed but you are not forgotten. R.I.P brother.


August 6, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

July 1, 2004

My heartfelt symapthy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Spencer.

While I did not have the privilege to have known him, I am certain that he has earned his seat in heaven. Rest in Peace my friend, those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin, blue line.


October 6, 2003

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