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Corrections Officer Bill C. Himstedt

Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas

End of Watch Friday, August 7, 1998

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Reflections for Corrections Officer Bill C. Himstedt

Rest in Peace Corrections Officer Bill C. Himstedt. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, Co-Workers and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

Thank you to all who have posted the heartfelt reflections on my Daddy's page. I miss him every minute of everyday!! He was my bestest friend of all times and the greatest Daddy in the world. I love you Daddy!!!

I pray for all the families who have lost a loved one. From our family to yours :Our thoughts and prayers are with you .. God bless you all

Stacy Himstedt
Daughter

February 10, 2014

Heroes live forever, Officer Himstedt, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 7, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 miss you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever.

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

February 3, 2013

Rest in peace, Officer Himstedt. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

August 7, 2012

RIP Wild Bill.

Sgt. TG Barnes - ret.
NWRT

December 23, 2010

Sir You are remembered today of Your untimely death. Thank You Sir for Your service. God Bless You and Your Family...

J Mullens
Federal Bureau of Prisons

August 7, 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
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

February 27, 2008

09 years have come and gone since your tragic and untimely death. I know the pain is still fresh in the hears of your friends and loved ones. May everyone take comfort in the fact that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired
AR

August 7, 2007

Thank you for your service. Your loved ones are in my prayers.

August 7, 2005

OFFICER HIMSTEDT YOU MAY BE GONE BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

DEPUTY KROENING
MCSO FLORIDA KEYS

June 30, 2004

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