Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William N. Wong

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, October 29, 1983

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Reflections for Police Officer William N. Wong

Officer Wong,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 29, 2023

Rest in peace Officer Wong.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2022

RIP. Never EVER to be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 10, 2020

I met Bill a couple years before his death while I was temporarily assigned to Northeast Div. from OCB CRASH. Bill and I were partnered up and the rest is History; we became friends. When I returned to CRASH, I persuaded Bill to transfer to my Unit. Some months later he was accepted into CRASH.

In those wonderful years we were inseparable, going out together on our days off. I was going to his home for dinner, he came to my mom's home for dinner. Mom loved Bill like if he were a member of our family. We also took crazy trips to Mexico and went water skiing as well.

The whole time on the Job, I never met a man as incredible as Bill. He was truly one in a million, and I miss him dearly!

Semper Fi,


Al Moreno, LAPD, Last assignment OCB CRASH 1978 to 1982

September 16, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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

October 29, 2017

Officers Wong and Soo Hoo,

Your service and ultimate sacrifice (and that of your families) to the City of Los Angeles is memorialized here and will always be remembered. As a former P-II who has driven past the intersection where it occurred, I always reflect upon the incident and think of your courage and commitment that night. Each of you represented the best of America.


November 10, 2016

Thugs who won’t hesitate to kill a police officer to evade arrest belong behind bars without possibility of parole


November 29, 2013

You are a hero & an angel. God bless you & your family.

D/S Timothy Hernandez & D/S Christina Hernandez
Escambia County S/O. FL

October 29, 2013

William, you will aways be in my heart. I will never forget our childhood together. My life had changed forever since your passing. Don and I had talked about you whenever we had a chance. You would had a long and successful career with LAPD.

Andrew Quon
Best friend

October 22, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

Officer Wong - I passed the scene of your death many times while I worked Chinatown. Thanks for your service ot he people of Los Angeles. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 16, 2010

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

October 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

The violent drug cartels still exist and some murders still go unpunished. I am sure your family and frinds still miss you as the hurt of losing a loved one never goes away. The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 29, 2009

Officer Wong,thank you for your service and dedication. It is sad that the Mexican government is run by the corrupt drug cartel. I'm sorry that justice wasn't served for you. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 14, 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

December 1, 2007

On the 24th Anniversary of your tragic and untimely death I salute you, Sir! Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family, friends, and fellow officers take some comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

DET SGT, Retired

October 29, 2007

During 1983, the LAPD lost five officers. I was still on active duty with the USMC and most local/federal agencies were coordinating our efforts regarding security as the 1984 Olympics approached.

Of the three suspects involved in the deaths of the two officers, only one was apprehended. The deaths of Officers Wong and Soo Hoo, had a great impact on Chinatown.

The LAPD would not see another in-the-line-of duty death, until more than a year later (where else - Chinatown), where two officers were shot (RIP Duane Johnson). By this time, I was with the LAPD and I will never forget how cold and wet it was in Chinatown.

A few months later, I ended up working with one of the closest friends of Wong and Soo Hoo (Don Linfield), down in the Harbor Area. The deaths of these two officers have had a major impact on many who still serve with the LAPD, and they are by no means forgotten.

Maj M. B. Parlor

October 29, 2007

What a cowardly act by those who caused Officer Wong’s death, and what further travesty that they were released from custody when apprehended.

We pray that Officer Wong's assailants receive justice -- if not in this life, then in the next.

Officer Wong, you are not forgotten; rest in peace, sir.

Family of Patrolman Clifton T. Miller
Rossford, Ohio, P.D., EOW 14 May, 1966

October 29, 2007

Officer Wong,

May God bless you and keep you always. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your entire police family.

St. Louis City Police

October 29, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.
this writer hopes that some day you will have justice served on your behalf

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 29, 2007

Your sacrifice is not forgotten 24 years later. RIP.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

October 29, 2007

Merry Christmas too you and your family. May they continue to move forward in life and heal with your guidance. God Bless!

December 21, 2006

Officer Wong, I was deeply saddened to have learned about your tragedy. May you and your partner, Arthur Soo Hoo, rest in peace. May God bless you and your family, brother.

A Texas streetcop

June 18, 2004


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Wong.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 17, 2004

You are a hero in our hearts. God bless you and your family.


March 19, 2004

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