Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Arthur L. Williams

Newark Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1978

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur L. Williams

Here I am again dad. Just loving you, and still missing you on another anniversary of your EOW. Just talked to my brother, and I could hear in his voice, he was struggling a little today. He misses you too. Dad thank you for the values you instilled in us, in the very short time God gave you to do it. We're both the better for it. If you're a child of someone who protects, and serves, let them know you love them every time they walk out the door to go to work. Prayerfully you won't be here on this page every year like I am. I love you dad. Blessings to you who protect and serve.

Michael Williams

March 1, 2023

Remembering you dad on your birthday. Gone but never forgotten. May God continue to bless those who protect, and serve, and the families of those who do.

Michael Williams

December 3, 2022

Another Father's Day that I'm here to honor my dad. Still missed, still loved. I was blessed to have you for as long as God allowed me to. Happy Father's Day to all that serve and protect.

Michael Williams

June 19, 2022

I'll never forget this day, in 1978. You are still missed, and loved. A teenage soldier, who found out his Hero was killed on that awful day. God willing I'll be 65 yrs old this year. Where has the time gone ? So many years without you being here. So many tears because you were not here, but never far from my thoughts. Prayers for all who protect, and serve.

Michael Williams

March 1, 2022

Hey Dad I just stop by to say Happy Heavenly Birthday. I just wanted to say you're still loved, and missed. Gone, but not forgotten.

Michael Williams

December 3, 2021

Another Father's Day has come, and gone, and I still miss my dad. My brother, and I both miss and love you so much. We comfort each other. We have finally gotten to the point when we can talk to each other on Father's Day, without hearing the pain in each others voice, but we know it's still there. We're ok dad, You and mom left us each other. We both have someone, that knows the pain, of a child, of a Fallen Officer. Be safe those of you who Serve, and Protect, and God bless your families.

Michael Williams

June 21, 2021


When your life was taken, I (your son) was just a 16 year old boy. Part of me became a man at the moment I was told that you had passed away, but another part of me shall forever remain that 16 year old boy, now just residing in the body of this 60 year old man.

Since that terrible day I have been honored to receive numerous awards. The most prominent among them FOR ME were these two:

(1) The evening that I was inducted into the Newark Athletic Hall of Fame, a good friend of yours hugged me and said, "Your dad is so proud of you".

(2) One day I took my twin sons, who were about 10 years old at the time, past the home we once shared and also the place where you were murdered. A little olé woman from the neighborhood somehow recognized me and lovingly stopped so we could just hug one another. When I introduced your grandsons to her she remarked, "...this neighborhood has never been the same since your grandfather was killed... he was a Great Man..".

The turmoil these days surrounding police and policing too often negates and/or minimizes the TRUE ESSENCE of the legacy of those who have and continue to embrace the IDEAL (not just the idea) of "To Protect and Serve".

I (and so many others) shall forever trod proudly in your footprints P.O. Arthur L. Williams a.k.a. : Art; Sonny and DAD...
as we live in the shadow of a life well lived...
while alllways saluting Y-O-U...
for a job well done.

In Memory of:
The Late ARTHUR L. Williams
an admirable example of a MAN who lived as a TRUE Public Servant.

Ra'Him Craig Williams

Ra'Him Craig Williams

April 22, 2021

Here I am again dad. On this the anniversary of your EOW. Someone might ask, why do I continue to come here. It's simple, because I still have breathe in my body, and you, and my mother gave me life. That bullet may have ended your life dad, but not my love for you. I pray for all those who serve, and protect, and the families they leave at home every day, hoping they make it back home safe.

Michael Williams

March 1, 2021

I didn't make it here yesterday on your birthday. But you were in my thoughts. My brother and I talked about you, sharing memories of you. You were not forgotten. Then to top it off, your niece Nene's grandson was born yesterday on your birthday. She called me at 9:00 last night just to tell me that. No dad you are not forgotten, and are still loved. I pray that God send a special blessing to those who serve, and protect.

Michael Williams

December 4, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 27, 2020

I could not let Father's Day go by without coming here to say I love, and miss you dad. Thank you for molding me to be the man I am today.

Michael Williams

June 21, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 28, 2020

On this day 42 years ago God called you home. Dad I just want you to know you are not forgotten, and are still loved. I pray that God be with all those who protect, and serve.

Michael Williams

March 1, 2020

Michael Williams, it's now 42 years since losing your father. What a man he must have been. Reading you're posts gives testimony to your father but they also reflect on the wonderful job he did in raising you. What a privilege to read your messages of unabashed love.

Judy Campbell
the daughter of a police officer

March 1, 2020

Dad I just wanted to come here to wish you a Happy Birthday, in Heaven. I love you , and miss you. To all who protect, and serve, Be Safe.

Michael Williams

December 3, 2019

God Bless. It’s painful to see the hurt your family is feeling after so many years. Thank you for your service.


Cpl Callahan

August 25, 2019

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES... There isn’t many that will ever understand the belly of the beast until you’ve made your way to the South.

- 123rd.


July 15, 2019

It's Fathers Day, and once again I just needed to take a few minutes to shed my tears, before your granddaughter wakes up to share Father's Day with me. I make sure she does not see the break in my heart that I feel on this day. I still miss you so much. It goes without saying that I love you. Happy Father's Day in Heaven.

Michael Williams

June 16, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2019

Happy Birthday in heaven dad. You are still missed. My brother, and I are doing well. I just needed to stop by and let you know you are not forgotten, and never will be as long as I have breathe. I pray all those who protect, and serve make it home safe to their families.

Michael Williams

December 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 14, 2018

Thinking of you today and of your son whose love and devotion to you has never wavered. The grief journey can be a long and difficult one, but I believe that our lost loved ones want us to live happy and purposeful lives. I think many survivors do that by living their lives as a tribute to their beloved officers. Today I am holding your son in my heart's embrace for I understand how both the pain and pride can be forever. Tears are a language that God understands too.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 7, 2018

It's Father's Day 2018, and I just needed to take time before your granddaughter wakes up, to have my moment with you. I try so hard not to allow my sorrow to affect Father's Day for her, as she tries to make it so special for me. She has given me some joy on Father's Day, where there was none. She's 14 yrs. old. You would have loved her so much, and she you. The truth is there still a whole in my heart that the bullet that took you from us, left in me that can't be filled. I love you always. I thank God He gave me you for my dad. Happy Father's Day. Now I must dry my eyes, and get myself together before your granddaughter wakes up, because you showed me that's what dads do.

Michael L Williams

June 17, 2018

I came to your tribute page as a result of reading what your son Michael wrote on the page of Officer Larry Lasater (eow 4/24/05 Pittsburg CA) . Officer Lasater’s mother, Phyllis Loya, has been so amazing in her posting of reflections on many, many tributes on ODMP. It occurred to me that this is what ODMP is all about.......a son of a fallen officer reaching out to the mother of a fallen officer......and now I am reaching out as the surviving spouse of a fallen officer. Although we don’t know each other we all know the same lasting pain, just from different perspectives. I am happy for your son that the two of you had a meaningful conversation that he can look back on and remember fondly since that would be the last one.
To Michael, I hope you know there’s a family of survivors who are remembering your Dad. We all feel alone at first because it was our own loved one who was lost, but I know it helps if just one person says “I’m sorry for your loss” even if you’ve had years to adjust to that loss. I join you in your prayer that every officer returns home safely to their family, but sadly we know that is not a reality for too many of our protectors in blue.
I wish for a peaceful heart for you and your family and a peaceful rest for your mother and your dad Officer Arthur Williams.

“We love them, we miss them, we grieve them, and so we live our lives to make them proud.”

Surviving spouse
LAPD Roger Warren
EOW 5/08/67

June 7, 2018

It's you, and mom's wedding anniversary, and it made me think of the last time we spoke to each other. You were telling me how good mom looked that night, as she was preparing to go out. None of us knew then, that you only had a few days left to live. That's the first time you'd ever talked to me like that. Like I was a man. After all I was in the army then. I remember thinking I couldn't wait to take leave, and come home, so we could talk some more. We never got to have another conversation. God had other plans. Mom is with you now . Happy Anniversary to you both !!!

Michael Williams

April 29, 2018

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