Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Marcus P. Willis

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, December 27, 1965

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Reflections for Officer Marcus P. Willis

Thank you for your time and service


December 27, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

December 27, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Willis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 27, 2017

Uncle Marcus,

Thank you for all that you have done and for being a foundation in my life.

SFC Darryl M. Myers
Your Nephew, US Army & Department of Defense

July 11, 2014

Uncle Preston,

You have and continue to be a pillar in my life. Your ultimate sacrifice has always been a rule and guide for my faith and practice. Primarily, setting a foundation for my military and civilian successes.

SFC Darryl M. Myers
United States Army & Department of Defense - Nephew

July 10, 2014

Uncle Marcus, We love you and thank you again for your service.....

Larry Bodin

May 6, 2014

Uncle Marcus.

I'm soo proud for your service to duty. I will conitune keeping you in my thoughts, we Love you.

I salute you!!!

Your Nephew,
Larry John Bodin

"The Willis Family"

Cpl larry J Bodin

April 15, 2013

Marcus I have recently met your brother Bernard as we studied your family tree. Just want to thank you for your service and leave this note to honor you and your family. You descend from greatness and I pray you are there in heaven with The Greatest.

Mary Benton Nicholas
A Very Distant Cousin by Marriage

January 18, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 11, 2012

Office Willis Is my uncle. I salute you uncle Marcus for you making the ultimate sacrifice. We love and miss you, Garry Willis Bodin

Cpl. Garry Bodin
United States Marine Corp

October 14, 2012

Thanks for your dedicated service. You also help paved the way for me. I joined the MPDC 7 years later and retired in 1995. May God continue to blessed your family.

Det. Jame E. Bussey (Retired)
Metropolitan Police Washington, DC

April 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Willis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride.

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

December 27, 2011

Officer Willis, we thank you for your service, and we remember your family around Christmas time, as you were taken far too soon. God bless.

Homer Nixon
Child of Two MPD Officers

July 30, 2011

Officer Willis, thank-you for your brave service.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

February 15, 2011

I am touched by the reflections submitted to my husbands Memorial Page. We thank you for you heartfelt words of comfort, and your appreciation of his service to the community. My son and I are well, and though the loss of a father and husband will never be forgotten, it has eased with time. May God bless you and keep you in His loving care.

Patricia and Marcus Willis II

Patricia Willis

January 16, 2010

Officer Willis, affectionately known as Preston, was my father. I was only 6 weeks old when he was killed so I never knew him. Everything I've learned about his life has been expressed to me by my mother Patricia, who often reflects on how much I remind her of him. Althoguh I will never know how my fathers existence in my life would have impacted my own, I am so thankful to know that I am a part of him. My mother and I are extremely moved by your thoughts and prayers and we are so very greatful to know that his death has touched so many lives. Thank you for this memorium that has been created to carry on his legacy and the legacies of his fellow officers.

Marcus P Willis II aka Preston

January 16, 2010



December 26, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Willis, we have the watch...

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007

You will always be remembered! Thanks for your service.

July 24, 2006

Remembering you along with all the others on 12-27 who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace. You're not forgotten.


December 27, 2004

In loving memory of P.O. Marcus
Willis: What a nice name! Marcus is the name of my 8 month old grandson! What a tragedy to read about this freak accident that cost you your life. I can imagine the pain this caused the other officer. I was a junior in high school when this happened so alot of time has passed since then. We are remembering you fondly this day and hope that your family, both in and out of law enforcement still appreciates
your sacrifice. May their fond memories of you continue to bless them today. From one coast of America to the other
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 18, 2004

To the family of Officer Marcus P. Willis,

I certainly hope that time has healed the wounds that this unfortunate incident must have caused.

Even though I wasn't born at the time of his death, reading about his loss today made me feel for your loss, and enriched my desire to serve as the best police officer I can be, in HIS honor.

I know no words can ever be said to convey one's sympathy in a manner befitting a situation like this, but I assure you if the words could be strung together, I would pass them on to you.

Police Officer
Toronto Police Service

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