Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Sherry Elizabeth Lyons-Williams

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, April 4, 2001

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Reflections for Investigator Sherry Elizabeth Lyons-Williams

To know Sherry was to love her. Always smiling and every time that I saw her she was in a good mood. She was just that kind of a person. Sherry it was a pleasure to sing at your home going service. Because I knew you I continue to say every chance that I get " after you've done all you can you just stand". May God Bless the family.

Det. R.Scandrick

April 25, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008



April 2, 2008

It's been nearly 7 years since the day you left and I still remember your smile. Even though we weren't as close as I would have liked us to have been I still love you and miss you. I love to hear my mommie tell me stories about you since you two were only one year apart. I pray for you and I know that you are watching over me and our entire family. I was blessed to have you as a great aunt.

Love always,

Great Niece

February 16, 2008


I remember working with you during my AHA days. You were truly a professional and fun to work with. Rest in peace and thank you for your service. You are a real
POL(E)ICE!!!!I'll never for get you.

Darrion L. Eshmon

Darrion L. Eshmon
Former APD Officer

October 20, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 8, 2007

Sherry I never had the pleasure of meeting you , but you inspire me may you rest in peace sister.

officer Shane Pate
Federal Bureau of Prisons

August 18, 2007


Just wanted to take this time to let you know that you are always in my heart and we all miss you dearly.

Love always,
Your niece Poocjie & great niece Kiana!

Karen Andrews

May 7, 2007

Investigator, Lyons-Williams

On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

April 4, 2007

6 years ago was your EOW and the years haven't
diminished your memory or sacrifice. "May the Lord's face radiate with joy because of you. May the Lord bless and protect you, may He be gracious to you, show you His favor and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 4, 2007


I thank God for allowing me to become one of your friends. In the short period of time we knew each other, I could quickly see you were a woman of dignity, loyalty and truth. Someone sent me an email today that reminded me of you. It's been a while since I've reflected on your memory. I miss you.


February 12, 2007

Thank you for your bravery and dedicated service. You will never be forgotten!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 17, 2006

To our Tootie, you are truly missed. Things have been pretty quiet not having you around but we all know that your are in a better place. I'm sure you are looking down on us everyday laughing at your sister, my Mom, who we all know is a hand full. Each day has gotten better for us although difficult but your memory will leave on. Your pictures and personal belongs are all around us to remind us of what a great person you were. We all love you and miss you dearly.

Love always, your Niece Poochie & Great Niece Kiana

Karen E Andrews

June 19, 2006

To Investigator Sherry Lyons-Williams and her loved ones:

On this the fifth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Sherry gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable woman she was, and how many good times she shared with her family members and friends.

Rest in Peace, Investigator Sherry Lyons-Williams. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Sherry gave to her community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on April 4, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 4, 2006

To My Big Sister,

You have truly been missed. I only wish I was there to have your back. The unit misses you and I truly miss you. I have no one to keep me in line like you use to especially at the 81st. I pray your family is doing well. I will see you again. Miss you your little brother.

Deputy Leaks, SSG Leaks
FCMD & 81st(Army)

January 11, 2006

May GOD continue 2 bless u and your family it takes a true hero 2 put that uniform on and put your life on the line every day u will be missed.

Deputy Sheriff J.Adams
Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff's Office Charlotte NC

February 24, 2005

rest in will always be in our prayers...

ford heights police,il

August 21, 2004

And I pray that you have found the peace that you gave to so many people on the job. God Bless You and your brothers and sisters at APD. You honor us always, "Poi si 'torno all' eterna fontana."

Ontario Police

July 15, 2004

Invst. Williams,

Thank You for the bravery and honor you have brought to our family. I mourn your death but celebrate your life and legacy. In you we write another honorable page in our family tree. Unfortunately it comes at an unbearable price. I do believe that God had a bigger plan for us and I

Ontario Police

July 15, 2004

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell


June 15, 2004

As a former Zone 3 Atlanta Police Officer for five years, i've worked with sherry during special events during the time i was assigned to the AHA tac team helping them serve narcotic warrants. I remember her for her help and i will be thankful always. you will be remembered.

officer f.g.zimmermann
city of portsaintlucie police dept. fla

May 9, 2004

With each APD officer that bequeaths the ultimate sacrifice of life, the rest of us are left to grapple with the loss. Sherry, there are not enough words in the world to honor your memory and all others that have fallen. You touched many more officers lives then you know, mine included. As long as I can find an ear willing to listen, I will continue to pay homage to your memory by whispering your legacy. I will never forget.

Atlanta PD

May 4, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Williams on the anniversary of her death.

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Gone but never forgotten....May this Warrior Rest in Peace..and May Her Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends find peace in their hearts....Your sacrifice, Sister in Bue will not be in vain....

Officer Debra S. McFall
East Buffalo Twp P.D. Lewisburg, Pa.

March 27, 2004

I first met Sherry when I was a recruit. She was one of the few people that would stop and say hello and ask me questions about the signals and codes we had to learn prior to the academy. She always had a big smile and pleasant demeanor. Being a recruit was difficult and since meeting her, I have tried to treat a new recruit the same way she treated me because it was nice knowing someone actually cared.

Atlanta Police Dept

September 28, 2003

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