Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Bruce Williford

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, February 2, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Bruce Williford

I bet you a granny are living it up in Heaven! Other than rejoicing at the Feet of Jesus and finding granddaddy she was longing to see YOU!!
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice!

I still remember when you would throw money up in the air and anything we could catch before it hit the ground was ours! You were one of the best! Wish you could have lived here on earth longer ❤️

Kelley Williford Pope
Niece

April 29, 2022

Always remembered brother!

Judge /Magistrate Sheridan (Danny) Lynn
Former S.C. Highway Patrol

February 2, 2021

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 3, 2017

Always remembered!!

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

February 2, 2017

Rest in peace sir, you won't be forgotten after all, true heroes never die.

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous
Anonymous

October 31, 2016

Rest in peace sir, you are a true hero and your family is proud, heros never die.

Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous
Anonymous

October 31, 2016

Rest in peace sir, you did a great service and won't be forgotten.m

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Anonymous

October 31, 2016

Never forgotten , blessings to the family

Judge Sheridan. ( Danny ) Lynn
Magistrate Aiken County South Carolina ( Former SC Trooper)

February 2, 2016

I remember this incident. Thank you, sir, for your brave service to the citizens of Richmond County and the CSRA.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

February 2, 2015

You never forgot an old friend, no matter how many years passed. Your heartfelt caring for others, and strength of character only grew as you matured into adulthood. I enjoyed the conversations we had in those months before you were taken. Rest in peace.

Bryan Sutton
Childhood friend

January 4, 2015

Rest in Peace, Deputy Williford. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

I still miss you every day.
- Your Wife

Cyndi Williford Busby

February 4, 2012

This is a very sad story and my prayers go out to your family. A True Hero you were Sir, may you RIP now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

February 2, 2012

Wow, what a long time ago. Bruce was a good friend. We went to school together, church together and various other events. Bruce loved his job.

Joseph Anderson
Former Law Enforcement

February 2, 2012

R.I.P my dear friend. I often think back to the things we did as kids and I miss those more simple days.Then I remember that horrible day 25 years ago when I saw you at Peach Orchard and Lumpkin Rd. I asked you about getting coffee and you ...were too busy. An hour later that POS had taken your life and shot Larry K. I can't help but wonder if we had taken time to get a cup if things maybe would have turned out differently. Only the Good Lord knows that answer, all I know is I miss you Moose!!!

Terry L. Johnikin

February 2, 2012

My dad was the other deputy who was wounded. I often think about your family and the pain that was felt by them. I know it was a long time ago, but there are others who still remember. Anyway, I wish you all the best.

Larry Keel

May 15, 2011

Remembering you on your anniversary!

Citizen NJ

Anonymous

February 2, 2011

Deputy Williford, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

February 2, 2010

I still remember your sacrifice! Even though I did not know you, your murder by a former deputy was appalling and still comes to mind occasionally. Thank you for your service and bravery!

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety (SC)

May 21, 2008

How sad for the officers that stray down the wrong path. You didn't deserve to die like that and you are a hero.....blessed is your family to have such a fine hero.

may your loved ones find god and hold his close to your hearts now and forever! Again, we will see all our loved ones, one day we will never have to part again. Jesus loves you! Find comfort in him!

krissy

kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/Smithsburg Md. EOW 12/19/2007

March 21, 2008

You are still missed.
- Your son

February 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 28, 2008

DEPUTY WILIFORD, YOU HAVE SERVED WELL. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. A HERO FOR SURE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 20, 2007

"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

October 10, 2007

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