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Deputy Sheriff William Neal McCormick

Robeson County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 21, 1998

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Neal McCormick

Deputy Sheriff McCormick,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Roberson County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2023

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff McCormick.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 27, 2021

My Neal, my brother, I love and miss you so. You were a man among men, and I am so blessed to have had you in my life. This world is a lesser place with your having left it, and there is an emptyness in me that will only be made whole again if I am one day reunited with you in heaven (I know that's where you are!). If I can be half the woman that you were a man, my life will have had true value. Mama misses you terribly, but she goes on; you came by that trooper-type blood honestly. I am honored to be your sister.
Love, Stella Marie

Stella Marie Simpler

January 20, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 21, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 20, 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

December 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007



November 21, 2007

G-d Bless.

November 21, 2006

Neal and I were friends as kids growing up in the same neighborhood. He was always a faithful friend to me. I went through BLET when I was 34 years old with a family. Being able to only work part time while in school made money a little tight. When I finished school and was hired by our local PD, Neal gave me all the leather gear I needed as well as shoes and handcuffs. His gift was a great help and I will always remember his friendship.

Randy Sawyer
NC Probation/ Parole

December 23, 2004

I knew Bill when he was employed with the Lumberton Police Department.
He was a good Officer, upbeat and positive and always looking at brighter side of a situation. He enjoyed his job as a School Resource Officer. I will miss him.

Lt. Mark Bradley
Lumberton Police Department

May 17, 2004

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 5, 2004

On Angels ...

"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
Taken from Tom Sawyer, written by Mark Twain

Hi Bill,
Five years today ... you're not forgotten ...
November 21, 2003


November 21, 2003

I knew Bill in my early years of law enforcement working in Lee County. Bill was the kind of officer new guys looked up to and modeled their career after. Bill always had time to talk and help others with their problems or offer advice. All that knew him will miss William McCormick.
I went to a Police Officers funeral this morning
my emotions were high and all were mourning
the bagpipes played Amazing Grace
the loss of this Officer was on my face
With tears in my eye's and a heavy heart
It was the sound of taps that tore me apart
To see the Honor Guard fire their guns
This Officer now guards the Heavens and sun
My memories go to the times we had
These I enjoyed, but now I feel sad
I'm sad for the family most of all
With grief in their hearts they still stand tall
Today we buried one of our own
Tomorrow we will visit the graveside stone
This Officer answers roll calls from above
As the Guardian of Paradise with all it's love
This Officer has stood the final inspection
Judged by the book on their life's reflection
Many times it took more to preserve
A Law Enforcement Officers " To protect & Serve".

Sgt. Loren D. Lewis
Oak Island Police Department

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