Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William P. Bosworth, Jr.

Andover Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, August 5, 1997

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Reflections for Patrolman William P. Bosworth, Jr.

I remember you, my brother. May you continue to rest in Peace. We will have the watch from here in Oklahoma.

Lieutenant Stephen Pappas
Mountain Park Police Department, Oklahoma

February 14, 2024

Patrolman Bosworth,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Andover Township. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2022

I worked with Bill. He was dedicated to his community and a great patrolman. R.I.P. Brother.

Les Hendershot
Andover Police Department

August 5, 2021

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)

August 5, 2020

Patrolman Bosworth, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

Bill, you made our time at the Morris County Police Academy Basic Police Class (Feb-Jun 1996) lots of fun and much more tolerable with your dry sense of humor and your kind disposition. You never had a bad word to say about anyone, and you were truly a good man. I'm praying for comfort and relief for your family and friends, and also praying that you will rest in peace with our Lord. Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

PFC D. Whicker
Police academy classmate

June 7, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 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 12, 2012

15 years passed, I never knew you but have heard so many good things it feels like I did. Rest easy bro we'll take it from here

Andover Township Police Department

August 6, 2012


You will continued to be honored for your service and dedication to the citizens of Andover Township and New Jersey.

We share in your family's pain.

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother of SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao, EOW 6.12.02

June 9, 2012



November 2, 2010

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

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

August 5, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

August 8, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

A decade has passed and you have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones and let them feel your presence to know you are near and close to them. You will never be forgotten.

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

August 5, 2007

god bless you. we will miss your helpful heart.


August 2, 2007

Can't believe the tenth anniversary is coming up. Oh how we laughed over the years when you were with us. And then we cried. Your amazing view point on the world still echoes through my head...thanks for being such a wonderful friend. I miss you still. You reached your goal of being a police officer and you were always so damn cute in your uniform. The memories are beautiful.


July 10, 2007

He walks into my a shy smile and sometimes a little wave,and takes his seat.Laughs easily at his friends antics but keeps a "little"reserved distance from any real mischief.Perhaps at times wanting to go "over the line".But never does.
That was seventh grade.
Eighth grade.....He walks into the classroom with a new air about him.The smile is still there,but now he notices,"girls".He is such a cute flirt as he teases and tries to impress the ladies.
Bill became fast friends with two of my sons and as the years passed,a frequent visitor at our house.
Sunday football became a weekly event.Six to eight fellas would be around the dining room table during half time gobbling up whatever meal was placed before them.Bill always remembered to end with "good meal",Mrs B.
Another change began to surface.Bill,the only young man brave enough ,to bring a GIRL. The poor thing sticking it out with "her guy".What a rowdy bunch surrounded her.
So many funny Sundays with Bill.
I was so impressed with the growth and stature that became apparent when Bill finally found his nitch.He loved his advocation and left his mark far and wide.Today we bless the memory of "Billy" and include him in our daily prayers.
We Have become closer to the family he left behind.Judy,Bill,Lisa,John,Alex,and Brianna.We admire your courage,stamina and faith.We remain and always will be constant in friendship and loving memory of Bill.
Joan and Bernie.

joan beihl

September 15, 2006

Tomorrow morning we lay to rest another brother, Det. Shields of Orange PD. As a piper with the Police Pipes and drums of Morris County, I have played the final strains of music that ears will never hear for many of our brothers as they are carried to their final rest. On every solomn occasion, my mind turns to you. I will never forget your mother's wail as she received the flag from your casket on that clear Summer day. Yours was the first line of duty death funeral I ever attended. I never thought I would be going to so many more. Your humor kept me going while we were in the academy together. I think of you every time I drive through Andover, and I pray your family is doing well and learning to cope with the horror of your loss. For the Bosworth family, know that your son will never be forgotten. He lives in all of us.

Det. Kris Kisatsky
Long Hill PD, NJ

August 11, 2006


I did not know you but recall the week of your passing. At the time, I was a recruit in the academy. As the news broke, a somber day it was. For the rest of my time at the academy, we remembered you daily and you became a beacon of pride, respect and honor. Nearly ten years later, I think of you and pray for your family. Your in a better place now, but your still that beacon of pride, respect, and honor to all of us. God Bless you.

member of MCPA50
class #50

March 16, 2006

Even though i never knew u it would have been nice to know u. U are missed by all of us rest in peace

Jr firefighter steven masnaghetti
Andover Township Fire Epartment

March 12, 2006

rest in peace bro. from an area department and a fellow m.c.p.a basic class. god bless

Netcong borough police department new jersey

November 4, 2005

I remember the quiet serenity of the the rolling hills of Sussex County as I was growing up.....the peace and tranquility of the area, were guaranteed by men and women like you. Your sacrifice, will continue to guarantee that quality of life...Rest in Peace, Sir!

Officer R. Kinney
Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Police Department

November 2, 2005

You are greatly missed by all who came to know you. We think about you always and know your watching over us!

Det. J. Garrigan
Sussex County Prosecutor's Office

March 26, 2005


Officer A. O'Gorman

March 1, 2005

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