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Patrolman Mark Anthony Williams

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1989

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Reflections for Patrolman Mark Anthony Williams

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 Knoxville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 7, 2019

Tony was my cousin's family. He was a very loving person who cared about his community and all his friends and family. He was 8 inspiration, and a hero. Rest easy tony gone but never forgotten.

Ginny Stewart

December 3, 2016

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 15, 2015

The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 7, 2015

Tony Williams was a gentle giant who made you feel important no matter who you were. When I went to UT he would let me know when the team was swimming in the aquatic center and I would go swim with them. He was a special guy who treated people with kindness. O yeah by the way he was a hell of a high school football player. One of the best High School linemen I've ever seen. I was just a young kid who looked up to Tony. He was just a special guy who didn't look down on anyone. RIP TW

Chris Holt

January 16, 2015

My dearest I cried when we lost you. But I know you are in a peaceful place now. But we were lucky enough to share some great memories. Rest in peace & God speed. Love you,

mary wilson meirelles

January 15, 2015

I still can't believe you are gone. You were such a sweet, loving gentle giant.
I looked forward to seeing you each day in high school and hearing your big laugh. And then once we were at UT and we would all go out every Friday afternoon and if you got lonely during the week you would call and I would sneak you and your buddies into my and mary jean'S room just so we could all set around and tell stories and laugh.

Holly Davis
lifelong friend

January 14, 2015

After 25 years, I still think of you and miss you every single day. You were a big brother, hero and role model to me. I can't wait to see you again!

chris stewart

June 30, 2014

To the family of Mark Anthony (Tony) Williams, Officer Williams has not been forgotten, and his soul is resting in Heaven. May Tony's family be at peace. God Bless.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop "D"

June 2, 2013

After High School, our paths divided, only to interact again. After twenty-five years in this profession, your memory becomes more profound as I get older.

Thanks "Big Red" for your sacrafice and the continued motivation you provide to me each day in this job. Someday, your offender's will answer for this unwarnted act and I hope you are the one there to level the justice.

God Bless you brother, you are not forgotten.

Sgt. Jon Frazier
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

May 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-first 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

As the daughter of a fallen officer my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Joann Doyle
daughter of a fallen officer

January 28, 2009

RIP.You are not forgotten.


October 29, 2008

You were honored on the website today. When I think of the coward that did
this to you and got away with it, I get angry. Then I remember...God sees all
and will repay. And that's just one of His promises we can bank on. Everything
else is uncertainty. God bless and thanks for having the courage to wear the
uniform. With love from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


September 13, 2008

i fell real sorry for the officer and his family and justice will be served oneday


June 5, 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

January 29, 2008

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered.

Officer Brandon Glover
Knoxville Police Department

December 5, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones as they continue to move through life as their lives were changed forever in 1989. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 19, 2007

You are not and will not be forgotten. Thank You for your service.

Officer Recruit A. Keith
Knoxville Police Department

April 12, 2007

Just thought I'd say Merry Christmas!


December 21, 2006

God bless you for your service. Your life and sacrifice were not in vain and you will not be forgotten.

Andrew Schuck

July 26, 2006

Our Lord will see to Justice for you.May you Rest in Peace knowing this.Thank you for your service.

July 7, 2006

I've been thinking about you....we'll always have our secrets! I miss you, your "bear hugs", your smirk and your laugh. July 5, 1989 was the last time I heard you laugh. I only wish I had listened to it longer!! always xo, T


May 2, 2006

You paid the ultimate sacrifice and we will always remember you. You are not forgotten.

Officer M. Geddings
Knoxville Police Department

April 11, 2006

You are not forgotten...thanks for your service.

Officer B. Hoover
Knoxville Police Dept.

June 3, 2005

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