Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

School Safety Agent Orville M. Williams

New York City Police Department - Division of School Safety, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, November 16, 1999

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Reflections for School Safety Agent Orville M. Williams

Its so sad. We work hard to protect others ...but who is protecting us?
NYPD... LOCAL 237?

Hopefully, things will change. I pray that your family is doing fine because the dead are not aware of anything but the living are dealing with you not been here.

SSAIII
Fellow Brother in Light Blue

April 9, 2019

On this day you passed from us. I am always upset when a fellow officer dies in the line of duty. I don't know if Teamsters Local 237 took care of your family, but we all knew how they always wanted to stab law enforcement in the back. Other law enforcement agencies should know how HHC Police, School Safety, CUNY Public Safety, TLC Inspectors, and City of New York Special Officers have long been screwed over by Teamsters Local 237 since Barry Feinstein's father found the union. Rest easy my Brother one day soon all your brethren will be free from the disease of 237 and be part of LEEBA.

Police Officer I. Howard Friedman (Ret)
NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation Police

November 17, 2018

School Safety Agent Orville M. Williams will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 19, 2018

Rest my brother. Thank you for your services.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 16, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for School Safety Agent Williams and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 10, 2015

Last night a Jodeci song came on the radio, Orville loved Jodeci. When people use the phrase, 'gentile giant' it truly applied to this kind soul. He would do anything for a friend and was a man who loved family and life. I think about him and how much better the world was with him in it.

Richard Jackson
friend

November 24, 2013

I held this kind brother in his last seconds, tried to bring him back... it hurts so damn bad. That was my dude! The incident had put an inprint for the rest of my life, but God is Good All the time Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. W. Franklin SSA 1987-2001 AKA Angry Man!

School Safety Agent
Friend/Co-Worker

June 15, 2012

Its funny how I stumbled across this page while googling your name.Its been a while now and Ive accepted the fact that your gone but I really miss my boo boo!Your smile,how you made me smile,your vibe ;just You! You are truly irreplacable!Words cant say enough..

Love you Forever & A Day
Donah.

Donah Hunter
Best Friend

November 22, 2011

Sug, I can't believe it's been 11 years. It still feels as if you are with us and I miss you everyday. I try to look at this wall and see all the kind words said about you, but it brings back so many memories that it hurts too much sometimes. We all wish you and Bam were still with us, and of course we know you are here in spirit. Sometimes that's just not enough. I miss you and love you and know one day I'll see you again.

Your Sister in Life...

Anonymous

March 29, 2010

"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
Sergeant
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 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 29, 2007

Eight years have passed and you are remembered today just as you were then and you will never be forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You are a true hero.

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

November 16, 2007

TO THOSE WHO KNEW HIM ALWAYS CALLED HIM " SUGAR BEAR ", HE WAS ONE OF THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU WOULD WANT TO COME ACROSS IN LIFE, ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP YOU OUT IF POSSIBLE AND ALWAYS HAD SOMETHING FUNNY TO SAY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH. SUGAR, YOU ARE MISSED MY BROTHER.

P.O. RICHARD A. QUINLAND
N.Y.P.D

February 27, 2007

You were too young to be called but G-d's Will hath no why.May you rest safe with him and may He bless your loved ones.

November 16, 2006

Agent Williams, today marks the 7th anniversary of your tragic death. As a university police officer, I know how tough it can be straddling that line between protector and enforcer of laws. We are expected to look out for these kids while at the same time we are responsible for keeping their behavior in line with what is acceptable. Sometimes ‘big brother’; sometimes the ‘cop’. Those of you who work for school systems have it much tougher, you have to deal with REAL ‘kids’ and that is NEVER easy, and you did it for two years. I wonder where those kids are now and if they ever look back on how they took your life, albeit indirectly. I hope so, and I hope they learned from it. Isn’t that what you were setting out to do anyway, help them learn?

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 16, 2006

Orville, I love you and miss you so much. I know we all do, but sometimes I sit and cry remembering all the fun we all used to have. Like the day you decided that you should spray me in my car with a super soaker. I miss those days Sugar. I love you forever. Dee.


Extended Family

August 8, 2006

To School Safety Agenty Orville M. Williams, his family and friends, and fellow officers:

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are remembered. Your valor and dedication are not forgotten. Rest in Peace, Agent Williams.

May your family continue to be supported by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Agent Williams gave to his community and the schools of New York City, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 16, 1999.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 17, 2005

Another year has rolled around and
you are still remembered. Your life
mattered to us and we thank you for
your service. With love from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

November 16, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute your for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace, young man.

November 16, 2004

Oh, my gosh. You were taken by a
heart attack at such a young age.
This must have been a terrible shock
to everyone. We are honoring your
memory today. Your sacrifice will not
be forgotten, from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

November 16, 2004

Rest in peace. I know what it is like to have to work in the school and protect the students and staff, its not easy. When I run to a fight between a students I always remember what happended to you when I go. Rest in peace

Level III Sgt. School Safety
Level III Agent Robert Torres

L3 Robert Torres
New York City Police Department-School Safety

December 23, 2003

Rest easy brother...you will never be forgotten


CPD, Ohio

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