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Patrolman Kevin Jolyon Williams

Huntsville Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 10, 1985

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Reflections for Patrolman Kevin Jolyon Williams

I will never forget that terrible night. Kevin's sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

David Hall, Carrollton Police Dept. Ret.
Carrollton Police Dept. Ret.

May 17, 2020

It's been 33 years, but do not worry. We have not forgotten you. You were one of the first officers I learned about when I was hired in 2000. To this day, you picture hangs proudly on the wall at the PD. Thank you for your service.

Sr Off. David Warner
Huntsville Police Department

March 12, 2018

God bless you my brother for your valiant and faithful service. You made the ultimate sacrifice, and may the Lord bless your family always. Rest in Peace brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

March 6, 2016

Never forgotten.

Police Officer - -
Mesquite (TX) Police Department

March 10, 2015

Heroes live forever, Patrolman Williams, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Huntsville and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 10, 2012

Rest in peace, Patrolman Williams. Your service and commitment to the great state of Texas and to the citizens of Huntsville is not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 10, 2012

It has been 27 years and I still miss you! I am so proud of you and the lives you touched! You were a father to Zach and me when you did not have to be and taught us the value of giving of yourself to others. It is no wonder that both of us followed in your footsteps in Law Enforcement. Rest in peace, dad, your legacy lives on!

Deryl Williams
Son

March 9, 2012

When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge - Proverbs 14:32.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

March 10, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know that you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 10, 2010

I retired from Huntsville Police Dept. in 2006 after 29 years of service. I worked with Kevin. He would ride with me on the night shift where we would talk, laugh and enjoy each other's company. Here it is 23 years later and I still miss him. I watched his kids grow up and his wife Sally hold the family together as she moved on with her life. I lost a friend and co-worker. Rest in peace my brother for a loving God knows whats best for all of us.

Sgt. Jim Ward (Ret.)
Huntsville Police Department

March 28, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 13, 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
Sergeant
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 14, 2008

22 years, its hard to imagine it has been that long. I was a Walker County Deputy Sheriff in Huntsville when Kevin was shot, and knew Kevin when he worked for the prison and as a city Police Officer. Seeing his picture today brought back a lot of memories. Rest in peace.

Byron Bush, Captain
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission

January 28, 2008

You were the first brother officer I knew that I lost in the line of duty some 22 years ago. I remember you working at TDC before HPD. I talked to Jay some 5 years after that day and he told me about how y'all both were shot. Rest In Peace, Kevin.

Senior Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol

May 3, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Shannon Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

March 3, 2007

Such a young man to have his life taken far too soon.May you Rest in Peace.

March 10, 2006

Only a coward ambushes a cop.

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace, Hero.

September 27, 2004

Kev,
After my wedding, we said goodbye. I remember well. You flew out from Huntsville, to be with Phyllis and I on our special day. I remember Kev, and all the times we played cops and robbers, in the old neighborhood. You always had the best cap guns! I remember. You are with me Kev, everytime I go to a domestic... Tony

Sr. Ofc. Tony Cages T36
Leesburg Police Department (FL)

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