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Trooper II Daniel Lee Williams

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1999

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Reflections for Trooper II Daniel Lee Williams

Never forgotten.

R. M. Werner (Evans)

December 29, 2022

Trooper Williams, on today the 20th anniversary of your death I would just say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO; former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper II Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

Trooper Williams,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

December 12, 2017

At the end of a many years long search for my old friend , today my search has lead me here. Danny and I were neighbors in our barracks and classmates at Court House Bay. We hunted together , played together , and enjoyed years of each others company. I lost contact with he and Patty many years ago. And have researched to find him for a long time. I never knew Danny went into law enforcement , but it doesn't surprise me. I only wish that I had found him long before this. Danny you have been and will now continue to be missed. I loved you like a brother and will always cherish the memories of the times that we shared.

Cpl Alan D. (Rody) Rodabaugh
USMC veteran

January 13, 2014

Still thinking about you Danny. God bless and continued peace for you my friend.

Deputy Robert Cooley
Frederick County Sheriff's Office (VA)

December 12, 2013

Wishing thoughts and prayers for the Williams family during this time. Danny and I worked together years ago @ Frederick County Sheriffs before his departure to VSP.

Mike Coffelt
Former Frederick County Deputy Sheriff

December 11, 2012

Daniel, Patty, Children and Family. I am so sorry to learn recently about the death of Danny. He was a good man, and Patty you know he was my friend. I truly hope you all are fine. Patty, this is Frederick ("DE"). To refresh your memory. We were at Camp Lejeune, N.C. I taught Danny to train dogs (Sheba), and he taught me to water ski (Month of JAN-FEB cold!!!!!) Please feel free to call me anytime. I'm still living in Charlotte, N.C. I don't know how to contact you or your family. My # 704-777-1772. God Bless You And Your Family!!!!! Danny was my friend, and my brother from another mother!!!!

SSGT. DeGraffenreid (USMC)

January 10, 2012

There aren't many days that pass that you don't cross my mind. We shared so many memories growing up together. The world lost a friend, a family member and a son, the day a more powerful presence decided to bring you home! Danny, you are very much missed, but your memory will live on forever. I know that one day we will all be together again. Until then, relish in the presence of god and all of our fallen family members, as I know you are all together now. Until we meet again, we love you, and miss you, and one day we'll see you! God bless!

Pat Antinozzi (Patty Grim, Cousin)

Pat Antinozzi

November 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the tenth 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. He was your brother in green as well as blue, so I bid you semper fi.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
The pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 13, 2009

On the eve of the 10th anniversary of your death Dan you are not forgotten. Your family is always in my heart and prayers and they have truly honored you and God in their grace.


December 11, 2009

Nine years is a long time to be without your Daddy and loved one.
Trooper Williams served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Trooper Williams. My heart goes out to your loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
I look forward to seeing you in the Kingdom of God. Have fun celebrating
Christmas with the King!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 12, 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

April 8, 2008

Never forgotten. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

December 12, 2007

On this anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Danny, job well done. Know that your bothers and sisters here have not forgotten you.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield County Sheriff's office Va.

December 12, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 2007

Danny before ever becoming a Virginia State Trooper was an outstanding Marine and a friend. He embodied all the qualities of a Marine and a Trooper before ever earning the titles. I am a better person for having known and served with him. His family and I are friends and one day I hope to be able to find them again. President Reagan said, "Some people go though life wondering if they ever made a differance, Marines don't have that problem", neither did Danny. Thank you for being a friend.

MSgt O'Neal
U.S. Marine Corps

July 30, 2007

Just wanted to say Dan was one of a kind. I remember when he came back from a weekend with bit marks on his arm from training a German Sheperd puppy he said. We use to tease him about that. When the going got tough Dan was there. When it got close to graduation others thought about themself and wanted to get the best ranking for class. Dan said forget that lets study together. So that's just what our group did. I will never forget that about him. He was the only one I knew that thought about others rather than himself. Will never forget what he did. Always a Marine.

Trooper David Walker Sr.
Virginia State Police Class (98th)

April 17, 2007

On this the anniversary of your passing, we pause to remember. Rest in peace Trooper Williams job well done, you may be gone but know you will never be forgotten.

Master Deputy
Chesterfield Sheriff’s Office Va.

December 12, 2006

Although I never had the chance to meet Trooper Williams, I heared many great things about him. Thank you for your service and dedication to the Commonwealth. A hero never dies......

May GOD continue to bless the Williams family, friends and the Virginia State Police.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 12, 2006

I'll always remember our days in the academy with the "Gaginator" telling us "it will get better"... RIP buddy.

Fellow Trooper
98th Basic Session

June 10, 2006

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

April 28, 2005

Rest in peace Trooper Williams.

December 26, 2004

It was my pleasure to get to know you as a member of the 98th Basic Session, but I consider it an honor to have called you friend. Your life was an example to all of us who serve others. May God give you rest...
"With Honor and Pride We Serve Our State!"....Motto 98th VA State Police Basic School

Special Agent
Virginia State Police

December 1, 2004

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