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Patrolman Timothy L. Willard

Paris Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman Timothy L. Willard

Officer Willard, it has been 45 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 45 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 29, 2023

Tim's badge number was 5.

Patrolman Robert BAILEY
Paris PD

October 11, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Willard. Young and brave!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 26, 2019

It has been forty years. Your life mattered and we remember. May God bless your family, blood and blue.

Chief Russ Gauvin
Maine Capitol Police

December 30, 2018

Patrolman Willard,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Paris. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 29, 2018

This month is 40 year anniversary of the day you got called home to God. I've been here for 30 years and you are remember every day. You stand tall in the front room as the citizens come in to the Police Department, your story is told of the brave officer who came to work for the citizens and never left his patrol. We know you watch over Paris Police Department every day, making sure your fellow officer's go home at the end of their shift. May the good Lord look over your family and give them comfort. May God bless you and keep you . "Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God". Thank you for the sacrifice.. Chief

Chief Hartley Mowatt Jr.
Paris Police Department

December 14, 2018

I stop by and visit your grave every year my old friend. You should have grown old with us! You're always missed!

Deb Allen
Childhood friend

May 1, 2018

You are missed Tim...

Former Florida Highway Patrol (Aux)
Classmate OHHS

May 4, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 29, 2011



December 29, 2007

"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

November 7, 2007

Tim, May you rest in peace and may God bestow upon us the same level of courage and commitment that you displayed on that fateful day. We all believe that you would have made a fine academy graduate and an outstanding officer had you been allowed to be with us. I guess the big man had better plans for you.

December 13, 2006

Rest in peace, Timmy. I hope you've got my brother's back. He's working for the same department you did. At least they got the guy, take comfort in that. I hope to save someone's life one day, so no other cop's family has to go through what yours did.


August 9, 2006

On this , the 26th anniversary of your death, you are not forgotten.Your service was the first law enforcement funeral I ever attended. Rest in peace.

BLE 1414 Retired MDPS

Howard E. Cooke, Jr, / Retired
Maine DPS

December 29, 2004

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