Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Franklin Askew

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1979

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Reflections for Police Officer William Franklin Askew

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Askew. Sacrificing for your daughter has brought your beloved soul of honor and humbleness blessings for Our Lord.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2019

Sorry Officer Askew. I used Officer William Cook's name in your reflection. Rest in peace saving Dade County.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2018

Violence and terror spewing poison around society as if nothing is wrong. Its venomous teeth sink their vile and despicable ways into communities wanting and asking for a little calm and unity to help its citizens pursue happiness. You'll forever be the man, the gentleman of humility and honor stabilizing a region with your calming assurances. Dade County was served and preserved effortlessly by you, Officer Cook, no myth, only one superb and superior public servant with character second to none and nobility first at the top. Likable and adored, admired and grandly respected for vision and wisdom clarified by your youthful maturity. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 19, 2018

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

We will never forget, may you continue to rest in peace Officer Askew.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 24, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Askew, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

To The Family of Officer Askew:I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death. To lose your wife and mother in law in a tragic auto accident and have to work nights to be able to care for your daughter, you can't put into words how much stress you had to be under. To perform your duties as a police officer, protecting the citizens of Dade County you should be remembered for your bravery and dedication. Rest in peace Officer Askew.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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 all 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

God gave you life and you gave your life for us to keep all of us and our families away from harms way. Your know an angel protecting us from heaven Thank You for giving your life to protect us DannyFerrer and Family MDPD

PES Danny Ferrer
Miami Dade Police Department

July 20, 2010

Officer Askew,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dade County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 24, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 14, 2007

You will always be remembered! Thanks for your service.

July 24, 2006

Rest in peace, I wish I had meant you, I knew your brother and he still takes it hard.

Lt. Paul Haynes
WPNSTA Federal Ofcr.(ExMetro PD)

May 19, 2004

Rest in peace.

Ofc. Michael Walker

February 25, 2004



November 3, 2003

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