Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William Lynchburg Seuis

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, July 22, 2004

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Reflections for Officer William Lynchburg Seuis

Thank you for your service and today we remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 22, 2020

I knew Willie before he was a Police Officer. We both worked at Long’s Drug Store in San Leandro. Later, we saw each other at college. He was going for a degree in criminal justice, while was just trying to get a degree in Liberal Arts. Later, we both ended up working for the City of Oakland. Willie worked in the OPD, and I worked in HR. I was horrified to hear of his death at such a tender age. I remember Willie as a bright, friendly man. He was beautiful. Really nice person.

Michael Rich
City of Oakland

March 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Seuis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Seuis.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 27, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 22, 2018

We went through a lot together. You were a good friend and partner! I miss you buddy

Mike Randall
OPD 7934T

August 3, 2015

My brother and friend. I have not forgotten about you. I miss you very much. I pray for you and your family.
Thank you for your dedicated service to the Oakland Police Department. Thank you for protecting the community.
Thank you for helping, mentoring, and covering your brother and sister officers.
Thank you for being my friend.
Thank you for being a family man.
Thank you for being a good son.
Thank you for being a good brother.

Friend, Brother, and Co-worker

February 18, 2014

What a blessing to have become good friends with Michelle over the years. My husband (and daughters) have been honored to attend both girl's high school graduation parties. I know you are proud of both of your intelligent and beautiful young ladies.

You are not forgotten.

Officer Tai Pena-Hornung
Oakland Police

July 9, 2012

Every year since 2009 I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 24, 2012

We found a video of you playing basketball on you tube. Your daughters and I had a good laugh at the old uniforms. (The short shorts and the long socks!) I cried myself to sleep, though, because even after 71/2 years we all still miss you terribly!

Lynn Conley

February 10, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Seuis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 16, 2012

Tomorrow we will be thinking of you. We will be praying for the family and celebrating officer appreciation day with the Giants. Appropriately it falls on July 22nd this year. We miss you often and love you still and always.

friend, fellow OPD's wife

July 21, 2011

We still haven't forgotten about you.


September 14, 2009

On the 5th anniversary of Officer Seuis' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Seuis is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 22, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary year 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 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.

Two days a memorial was held for your four brothers from Oakland. Our community is mourning their loss that happened on the darkest day in OPD history.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2009

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 1, 2007

Gone, but not forgotten.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers on this day, the third year anniversary of your death. Continue to watch over those you left behind, and your brothers and sisters on the thin blue line.

July 22, 2007

On this, the 2nd Anniversary of you leaving us I wish to say thank you for your 16 years of service to your community. Officer Seuis you are a hero to your community and your family. Rest well brother.

Border Patrol Agent
United States Border Patrol

July 22, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 25, 2006

Officer Will Seuis,

Well, it was almost a two years ago that we spoke on the freeway that you had stopped by and assisted me on a crash on I-580. I was relieved to see an OPD motor stop by and made sure I was OK. I still remember that day because I had worn that OPD uniform before and had met you in my early years as an OPD Officer, prior on becoming an CHP Officer. You were always humble and kind towards the young Officers. I admired that tremdously. When I heard about your death, it shocked me. The only thing that I can reason with it is that God was callling for a motor officer to patrol the streets of heaven. I know that he is very satisfied with his Officer. I will always remember you. I thank you for your unselfish services that you provided. I grieve with your family and fellow officers with your lost here in earth. You are our hero and I will continue to serve and protect because its people like you that give me the courage. God Speed and Thank You.

Officer S.Neri #17626
California Highway Patrol

January 13, 2006

On the first anniversary of your death, know you will always be remembered.

Thank you for your service, Officer Seuis.

Kelly M

July 22, 2005

One year ago today you were called home. The profession lost a good officer. We remember and we continue on with that memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

July 22, 2005

It has been one yeart since the day of your death, and still, you have not been forgotten. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
Rest In Peace

Explorer Aaron McLearen
Clare County Sheriff Department Michigan

July 22, 2005

We fondly remember you today on the first anniversary of your death.
Our hearts our heavy for the pain
your family, co-workers and friends
are living with still. Thank you
posthumously for the many fine years of service and mostly for your
supreme sacrifice. We admire your
courage and loyalty. May Jesus Christ continue to heal all those with
broken hearts and may they feel His
presence and know His peace. God
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

July 22, 2005

This is your first anniversary in heaven. Watch over your family, today will be an extra hard day for them. Thanks you for your dedication and service Officer Seuis, you will not be forgotten!

Wife of an Indianapolis Police Officer

July 22, 2005

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