Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Harris Williams

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, July 3, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer William Harris Williams

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

July 3, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 3, 2020

My Brother in Blue, My Brother in Law it’s been 20 years but never forgotten. Thank you for looking after us as we follow your foot steps. God Bless.

Sergeant Roger Ruano
Seminole Police

July 3, 2020

I came across your son tonight while watching a Miami Police vlog. Your son followed in your footsteps as a Police Officer with the City of Miami. When he spoke of you, you could hear the sadness in his voice that he missed you but you could also hear how proud he was of you. I am sure you are keeping an eye on him from above.

Rip gone but not forgotten

NJ Police Officer K9/ Patrol
NJ Police Officer K9/ Patrol

May 16, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Williams. A Miami Beach police hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 21, 2019

My beloved motor partner REST IN ETERNAL PEACE. Until we ride again.

Sgt. Miguel Narganes (Retired)
City of Miami Police Departmental

January 5, 2019

My brother in blue, my bother in law. You should be proud, your son and my son now following your foot steps. Glad you are looking after us.

Detective Roger Ruano
Seminole Police Department

July 28, 2017

Although I never rode with you, or even knew you all that well,you backed me up on several 15's. You would just cruise up,on your motor and wait till I cleared,then wave, and ride off.
God bless you mate.
Dave Collis.

Retired Lt. Dave Collis MPD: 1973-1995
City of Miami P.D.

Lt Dave Collis
City of Miami Police dept

December 31, 2015

Real friendly guy and easy going. I went through the police academy with him in 1979 and he was always fun to talk to. Good cop, great father !!

Bill Grotjahn, Ret. Sergeant
City of Coral Gables Police, Florida

September 14, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

Prayers and Blessings

Ana Monnar

July 3, 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 12th anniversary year 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 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Bill, you are still remembered and always will be. You were the best brother-in-law one could wish for. God bless always.

Ana Monnar

July 3, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Williams....

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

July 3, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Thinking of yester-years and thought I would visit you.

Retired PO Terry Russell
City of Miami PD Fla.

July 8, 2010

On the 10th anniversary of Officer Williams' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Williams is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 4, 2010

Bill-I never had an opportunity to know you-but I was blessed to have Melissa in my life. Even though it was a short amount of time, she showed me what is was to live life to the fullest- in life and in death. She was my best friend...I miss her each year that passes- but I know that she is there with you and she will always be my heart. So for that, I say thank you for bringing such a special person into this world. May you both forever rest in peace.


June 23, 2010

Just over a week away from that July 03 mark. I often think of what you would be doing if you had not been killed. Retired, and most likely sitting on the beach or at the pool at the Key Biscayne condo with family around. Missed much by all!

Retired Terry Russell
City of Miami PD Fla.

June 24, 2009

It's hard to believe that it has been 8 years since Our Lord called you to come home. There is not a day that goes by that I dont remember my partner my friend.Rest in Peace "Bill Bill". You were and continue to be the best. I will never forget you.

Retired Sgt. Mike Narganes
City of Miami Police Department

December 9, 2008

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.


October 13, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are not forgotten


March 14, 2008

Bill, i'll never forget the saturday you went down for as long as i live. I was 15 yrs. old at the time & it was a sunny july 1st, i was outside washing my dads patrol car and for some reason, decided to monitor the radio, i did that all the time to try to learn it. I'll never forget the screams that went out over the air that day. It was the first "officer down" call i ever heard over the radio and i'm sorry it had to be yours. I didn't know you as well as i knew everyone else but i went to high school with your daughter michelle. You & my dad were good friends and he misses you. After it happened he said it was a shame... you were one of the good ones. God bless you and may you continue to patrol the streets of Miami in silence. Watch over those still fighting out on the road & watch over my dad, who's still going at it after 28 years. Maybe one day i can officially introduce myself. Send my love to michelle, i know she's up there with you. She was a brave officer too, like her father. Her watch ended too soon. Take care bill.

Elio Tamayo

February 1, 2008

To Officer Williams family. Bill will not be forgoten. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I can tell by what I read, that he was a great person and Officer. God Bless you all. (Jim May MPD 1970-1973.)

Sgt Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

December 27, 2007

"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 14, 2007

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