Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff William Howard Warren

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 10, 2000

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Reflections for Sheriff William Howard Warren

Rest In Peace Sheriff

Jody Benbrook SGT RET
Cairo Police Dept

July 10, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 10, 2020

Sheriff Warren's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-9-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

January 9, 2017

Rest in Peace, Sheriff Warren. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Thank u to everyone that have left such kind words about my father on here! It is very hard to believe that it will be 10 yrs. this year since he left us. It is so nice to see that people have not forgotten about what a great person he was! He was a great father and was very dedicated to his job! I never once heard him complain about having to go to work....he enjoyed serving the people.

Dad, I miss u and u have very beautiful grandbabies (but u know that) I still feel ur watching out for us and I think of you everyday! I love u!

Lesley Warren Tuton

February 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the ninth 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 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.

How hard it must have been for your family to lose you and your brother in the same incident.

Phyllis Loya


July 10, 2009

Your service is remembered by all of us that followed your years of service as sheriff. You inspired some of us to walk the beat. Your service in Vietnam will be remembered as well. Thank you.

Resident of Hamilton County

April 19, 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

January 1, 2008

Over 07 years have passed since your tragic death. May your family take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

DET SGT, Retired

July 26, 2007

May you sleep safe with Our Lord.

July 10, 2006

Sheriff Warren, thank you for your years of service.

Michelle - wife of LEO

April 20, 2006

Rest in peace Blue Angel ...... you are not forgotten!

August 8, 2005

Sheriff Warren after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

January 23, 2005

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