Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Ronald Toney

Beech Grove Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Friday, September 29, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer William Ronald Toney

My heart goes out to Dee Dee and the rest of Bill's family. The verdict came down today on the death penalty and I am sure it was very hard on everyone. I met Dee Dee through our support group because my husband was killed in the line of duty 7 days after Bill. Always remember I am and will be here for you Dee Dee.

Hang in there
Susie Matteson
survivor of Brad Matteson, EOW 10-5-00, Fort Wayne PD


Bill you are still in our hearts..we have not forgotten...I saw your wife and children at the fair recently and they are all heart goes out to them...Dee Dee you are a strong person...Justice will be served..and to JoAnne,Todd,Andrew, and Beth..our prayers are also with you.......


You're missed more and more each day.


Still and always...missed!


Bill, I was very sad to find your name on this site. I attended Tri-State with you back in '89-'90. I pray for your family and friends. I am proud of your dedication to your job, you are a true hero. Goodbye for now brother, I will see you on the other side.

Officer Jason Frank
Walker Police Dept. Walker, Michigan

It has been well over a year since Bill was taken from us. Only recently have things seemed to return to a "different" normal. However, things will never be normal again. The next paragraph is a poem that is actully about pilots and flying. However, it reminds me of Bill's free-spiritedness and the thought of him in Heaven. It seems to help ease the mind a little.

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling
mirth of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred
things you have not dreamed of - wheeled
and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovr'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along,
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
where never lark, or even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Bill , we will always remember you "Memor Semper"

William Melrose
Beech Grove Police

I feel like I know you just by all the great things that have been said by those who knew you. You are a true inspiration and I thank you for your courage.

Dee Dee, thank you for taking the time to present our class with the "Mental Award." I hope to be as strong as you and your family.


Marion County Sheriff's Department

Bill, It's been a year now since you were taken from us. I still don't understand it and probably never will. I can say I am eternally heartbroken over your loss. I'm so proud to have been your friend!


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