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Detective Sergeant Porter Williams

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 25, 1932

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Porter Williams

Eighty-eight years ago today you left your Sunday dinner with your family to respond to a call. You never returned to them. I am sure you know, but your name is carried proudly by your family and all who serve the Springfield Police Department.

By the way Grandpa, your son, my Dad, lived a great life and is with you and Grandma. Peace.

Blue Lives Supporter

September 25, 2020

Sgt. Williams, thank you for your service to our community. You will never be forgotten thanks to the annual award given to a deserving SPD officer in your name. What an honor.

Retired Sergeant Brian Hayes
Springfield Police Dept. (IL)

April 10, 2020

Det Sgt Williams
Thank you for your sevice. Became aware of your sacrifice after meeting your granddaughter. You are still being remembered 88 years after your untimely death. Rest in peace.

Dyanne Ferk
Became aware of his sacrifice after meeting his granddaughter

March 16, 2018

Det. Sgt. Williams,
On today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Springfield. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Sergeant Williams. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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.

Time never dimishes respect. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 25, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, sir.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

June 17, 2006

Gone, but certainly not forgotten. The Springfield Police Department's award for valor was named after Sergeant Williams. Everyday his name, engraved on the award, is worn in the community by those officers who are carrying on in his fine tradition. Gone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN!

Lieutenant Clay Dowis
Springfield Police Department

October 3, 2005

I will never forget you I hope your proud, I have followed in your foot steps i know we have never met but you were my Dads father you were murdered when he was only 4 months old My dad had so much respect for you and what you did to serve the people. I wanted to let you know Grandfather you will never be forgotten and your son My Father did a great job raising your 4 grandchildren we will never forget you ever. I am very Proud to be your granddaughter Love you.


Federal bdg#1663
Department Of The Interior Phoenix,AZ

May 28, 2005

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