Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Constable William Wathen

Boone County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1937

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Reflections for Constable William Wathen

Quite an amazing story, I would encourage anyone visiting this brave officer’s story here to research and read about it. Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 3, 2020

Rest in peace Constable Wathen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 2, 2020

Constable Wathen is a distant cousin of mine. I am proud to be able to call him cousin, but even prouder for his service to his community. It saddens me that William's family - as well as the family of Sheriff Smoyer - never received justice for the murders. I consider both men as American Hero's.

Jennifer M. Wathen
2nd cousin 3x removed

March 22, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

August 28, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 23, 2012

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 15, 2007

you will never be forgotten.r.i.p.


October 3, 2006

I have read all of your daughter's newspaper accounts and articles related to your tragic death. I have visited your memorial several times. I am proud to have served Boone County as a fellow officer as you served it so bravely.

Investigator Dave Spiegel
Nebraska State Patrol

December 27, 2005

William after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

February 19, 2005

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