Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Bobby Lynn Williams

Adrian Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Bobby Lynn Williams

I can not express enough gratitude and thanks to you, all other officers and their loved ones. RIP

A Ward
Grateful citizen

April 28, 2022

Thank you for your service helping the citizens of Adrian . RIP

Greatful Citizen

June 30, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 30, 2020

Rest in peace Patrolman Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Even if I don't know you I still solute you because you have done something for the city of Adrian

Gilbert Alvarez JR

December 29, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 17, 2012



April 24, 2008

Thank you for your service

CC3 James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

March 7, 2008

Your sacrifice, as well as that of your family, inspired many of us who were born and raised around Adrian to follow in your footsteps and dedicate our lives to protecting all. Growing up with a Grandfather (Ralph Niles) who also served with A.P.D. , and with the blessing of a scholarship in Your Name, I too followed the calling and now also try my best everyday to protect all with the dedication you displayed always, and especially on that fateful day.
God Bless you and those who give/gave themselves without question to uphold that which we pledge. Especially God Bless those families who live with knowing everytime they say their goodbyes, it could be their last, and still do so with no questions asked. No call is ever "routine".

Officer T. Niles
Toledo Police Department

February 28, 2008

by Jon F. Hooper

I stand with God. I fight not for glory or fame,
For they are momentary.
I fight for those who can't.
I fight for Justice.
I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden.
And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets,
For I serve to protect the innocent.
It matters not where or when,
For evil knows no boundaries.
Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny,
I will not flee.
Justice is my weapon.
Faith is my shield.
Hope is my armor.
Cry not at my passing,
For it was my Honor to fight for you.
Shed not tears of sorrow,
But tears of joy,
For now,
I stand with God.

Ofc BJ Horn
Adrian, MI PD

December 24, 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 13, 2007

R.I.P. Brother...

February 26, 2007

I worked with Bobby the entire time he was on APD. Bobby had a wonderful sense of humor. When Bobby gave his life for his community a little bit of Adrian died at the same time. All the officers lost a dear and wonderful friend and fellow officer. I was informed by his family that Bobby knew Jesus as his Personal Savior.

Chief David Emerson Ret.
Adrian Mi Police Dept

September 26, 2005

I had the honor to meet Officer Williams on many occasions when he would bring police in cars for service or repair. He was a very personable gentleman with a great dedication to life and the community. Officer Williams always had a smile and a greeting for everyone.

Dale A. Clark

May 4, 2004

May Officer Bobby Williams always be remembered in the hearts of the people of Adrian, MI. Bobby was killed in the line of duty and he was a great officer from what I heard. I was just a youngster at the time of his death. Bobby Williams will always be a hero in the hearts and minds of many in Adrian, MI. God Bless you always and your friends and family.
Ofc. Rob Trevino-Adrian, MI resident.

Officer Robert Trevino
Blissfield Police Department

April 28, 2004

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