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Deputy Sheriff Edd Williams

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, January 12, 1974

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edd Williams

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

You are not forgotten, nor will you ever be. Thank you for your service to our community.

You shall live in the hearts of those who loved you, those who admired you, and those you helped in their times of need; thus you will never be forgotten.

Most respectfully Deputy Williams, although I never knew you, I dedicate this day to your memory.

D.O. Kaboutari
Harris County Sheriff's Office, TX

January 14, 2017

Heroes live forever, Deputy Williams, and we will never forget. Thank you for your sacrifice for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 12, 2013

Uncle Ed When the holidays come around i always think of you..Tears come to my eyes because you had so much love and laughter inside your heart. I wonder at times, do the person who took you away know how much he took from our family? It may have been from greed,hate or just because of your skin color,that i don't know,but every holiday i wish they would say to the family this person is on his death bed and wants to confess,that he did what he did to you,It is hard when you don't have peace when we will never know did this crime to you, especially when you were so loved.Thanks for letting us spend the nights and taking us places and just being a big kid in your own way.Who knew that you would be taken so soon. I know you watch over us because your heart was so good. I will always love you Uncle Ed..Your Niece forever..

Delphine Collins
Strong Women Standing Organization

November 26, 2012

You were a uncle that i just cant seem to get out of my mine,no matter how tired you were you would come and play with your boots and brown jacket back then with your big whit cowboy hat, you always made us laugh,and kept a smile on everone faces,we didnt know how you were in danger in the work you do. it was a sad day for a little girl like me at the age of 11 years old.little people hurt too. All i can remmber is how good you were to us. i miss you Uncle ED,I wish you could have seen how we have grown. you were such a prime example to the family. love you always. You kept us smiling i know you keep God smiling..

Delphine Collins

October 22, 2012

Here is our first black deputy sherriff who paved the way and killed and killer never found my say he was such a good uncle kept her laughing when they were kids. i wish i met him,i wish i had a good uncle like that. He use to play with my mom and make us laugh,he was taken in a time when black officers were not allowed be officers. but the memories we hold for him will never be taken away.he made you want to do the right thing my mother say.

Delphine Collins

October 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer 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. I pray for solace for all of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, Rest In Peace

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

January 12, 2012

Rest in peace, Deputy Williams. You're not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 12, 2012

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year I was hired. While it's been a long time, I'm sure those you left behind and served with disctinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thanks for your service and for looking out for us you left behind. Rest in peace Deputy Williams.

Sgt. Robert Mau, Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 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

February 7, 2008

It is better to die fighting than to surrender and die.

May the fight always burn deep within the soul of our Brothers and Sisters in Blue and rear its head with passion and unequivocal strength in the midst of our battles.

Thank you for your service and example.

You will always be remembered.


January 19, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 4, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Williams,
On this, the 31st anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Harris County.


January 12, 2005

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