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Patrolman Gary Lee Williams

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 27, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Gary Lee Williams

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Mark Mottola

March 27, 2020

Patrolman Williams,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Antonio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 27, 2019

I met Gary shortly after he graduated from the police academy. He got assigned to work North patrol in San Antonio. I had already worked that area for several years. Some days that I would be off, Gary would work my assigned area. That is where he was working the night he died. Gary and I spent some time off together dove hunting. Gary always seemed to have a smile on his face and a look of brightness in his eyes. I think of Gary a lot, how senseless and unnecessary his death was. He like so many other officers who have passed did not get the justice they deserved when their killers were brought to justice. Gary would be so proud that his sons have gone on to be Antonio Police Officers. I pray that they each have a long and prosperous career. I know that one day Gary and I will see each other again(possibly over a cup of coffee), till then rest assured that you fought the good fight. Gone but not forgotten, your service nor your sacrifice.

Officer John Flowers, Badge # 0445
San Antonio Police, retired August 2006

February 17, 2019

I grew up on lake LBJ where Don & Marie had a place and Gary weekended. Dad hunted with Don and you could not find a better family.
May God bless Garys children and family. Gary is the reason I risked my life to save a SAPD officers life one night when he was about to get ran over by a perp that crashed his truck. Not on the books BTW former SAPD SWAT R. Quirrora & Big Bird E. Rijoas know this to be true. May God be in front, behind, above and below all our good officers out there & bring them home safe, Amen.

Dennis Nielsen

July 9, 2017


DET. R. LIMON #2521

March 28, 2016

A hero and a warrior, you are remembered.

PO R.A. Miller
Town of Durham PD, NY

March 27, 2015

As the sister of Officer Gary Lee Williams, I wish to express my gratitude to all of you who have posted here.
23 years ago today was a very unreal day that began a very unreal experience. Since then our father has passed and our mother has passed. I miss all three of them very much. The thought of them together again is comforting to me. Thank you again for your messages of remembrance of, and honor to my brother.

San Antonio, Texas

March 27, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

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

March 27, 2012

Officer Williams, it has been almost 20 yrs since you came into the oerating room at Brooke Army Medical Center. I was the operating room tech. assigned to assist Col.(Dr.)Jim Walters in trying to save your life. We all did everything humanly possible and then some but it was not to be. You got away from us. I have thought about you and your two young sons throughout the years. I learned that they both became S.A. Police officers. May a safe journey throughout their law enforcement careers follow them. May you continue to rest in peace. Respectfully, former US Army Sgt. and 91D(operating room tech.)Kris Teague

Kris Teague
Former US Army, BAMC S.A., TX

January 9, 2009

My name is the same as yours and my birthday is March 30th. I too was shot and I survived. May GOD Bless you and your family and your life was not wasted, as GOD called to you early to be with him. Thanks for your service and sacrifice. When I get to meet you some day we'll have a lot to talk about.

Warm Regards,
Det. Gary Lee Williams (Ret)

Detective Gary Lee Williams (Retired)
Holister Police Dept. /BNE Dept. of Justice-UNET

May 12, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 26, 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 25, 2008

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Patrolman Williams and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Patrolman Williams has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Patrolman Williams, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Patrolman Williams is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

SA Thomas Doyle
FBI New York City

March 9, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 10, 2006

Officer Williams: I think your line of duty death deserves more recognition than it gets. Despite the aftermath and discussion about your life, you gave yours doing your duty. As an officer battling addiction to prescription medication right now, I respect you immensely. I don't know if this will get posted or not, but please know your memory is honored by someone, if not everyone. Rest in peace.

Anonymous Fellow Officer
North of San Antonio

January 25, 2006

Gary, know that you are not forgotten.

March 27, 2005

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