Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Rivera

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 24, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer William Rivera

Rest in peace Officer Rivera.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2020

May your soul RIP and your family find Peace to his Fiancée and his Daughter I hope my words can bring you peace and Love in your time of need!

Jerome Felipe

November 24, 2019

Rest in peace by brother. Strength and love to your family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 24, 2018

You have always been inspiring to my whole family.We have done so much stuff with and without you as the days go by.We all wish you was still here.You served your city well.

Mathias (Your Daughters Brother)
Step son

October 19, 2018

I feel like talking to you. 13 years ago the footprints of my life forever changed. Your absence has impacted our lives so much. We remember you each day! I live your absence each day of my life. I know We honor you best by honoring and taking care of the person who gave you life. She loves you so much, even with her late stage Alzheimer’s she still calls out your name. I see you in my boys. You would have been a great uncle to them. It's not how God intended it to be but he alone knows why? Till we meet again my brother.

Your baby sister Evelyn

June 2, 2018

Rest easy my brother. You are not forgotten for your actions. Until we meet.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 24, 2017

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Rivera and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 19, 2015

May God rest your soul, thank you for your service.

Peter Kennedy

October 25, 2015

I met Willie in 1986. In a small christian church in ENY on Pitkin Ave. He was such a good kid. He would come over our house and hangout with my wife and me. And my two small boys at the time. When he was in the NYPD academy, he used to come over a few times a week to use our type writer. We loved him so much. Always a faithful friend over the years. We love you Willie.

George L Cruz, Correction Officer
New York State Department of Correction

January 9, 2015

Still an empty feeling my brother 10 yrs and you would think it would feel different but it does not. The pain is there still , like it were yesterday. Now I'm a mother of two wonderful boys that remind me of you everyday! You would have been a great uncle with them! If heaven only had visiting hours :-(

Evelyn Rivera Bryan
Baby sister

December 24, 2014

Rest in Peace...You are not forgotten

Lt Anthony Felice

December 12, 2013

Happy 2013 Dad. I miss you as a new year comes to a new beginning. I wish you were here. I love you. :*(

Amanda Marie
daugther of P.O. William Rivera

January 2, 2013

Silence is my solace now.

Sis of PO William Rivera EOW 11/24/04

November 24, 2012

By next month, November 24,2004, my father had died for eight years. I can't believed that it has been. Everything had changed for me since he died. Dad, if you are somewhere in heaven reading this, I miss you very much and you'll always be my guardian angel for me, our family, and our NYPD family. I love you.

Amanda Marie

October 26, 2012

He was a wonderful man. He was my hero. Even though I don't remember him well, I still love him no matter what.

Amanda Marie,student

March 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh 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

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

November 24, 2011

6 yrs and I keep coming back, wishing these words get to you. I've missed you so much,words cannot describe.Going on with life only because I have to, but it's still very difficult. Tears still swell in my eyes,my arms yerning to hold you near. There is a part of you in me that no one will ever know,and I cherish more than any fine gold. Sometimes anger wants to take over because I feel you left so soon, because you left me behind to deal with the pain. The pain ...oh so hard to describe. But, I look forward to the day I'll see you again, and embrace you with all the love you left behind. You will 4ever be the one who stole my heart and ran. Loving you until the end of time.


November 24, 2010

You are gone, but Not Forgotten. Rest in Peace and God bless.


November 24, 2010

coming up on 6 yrs where has the time gone Will. I will be 20yrs old next week and like you said within time I will find out what type of career path i would like to walk down and of course what else but law enforcement my nypd test is still good for anotha yr and a half need to get done wit college so DCAS and the recruitment Sect. can call me well im trynna do what i can and become a better person so that way i can carry on some of the characteristics you've showed me that I have inside myself since a young age well other then that miss you BIG GUy take care love YOU FOREVER ND ALWAYS NY's Finest 13282!

William Rodriguez
ny's finest the future 13282 family& friend

October 6, 2009

I feel the need to write to you my brother. You've been away from us almost five years now, I think of you every day. I miss you so much still. You left this empty void in me that will never be filled again. William, Its not true time does not heal wounds it just disguises them. Mom is just not the same since you've been gone but Margie and I do our best to make her be normal again. Now that I'm a mother I am able to understand her and her pain a whole lot better.

I had a son, his name is Jayden Xavier Bryan he reminds me of you so much. He has your good heart and calm attitude but dont push his buttons. He loves cars,electronics, video games, movies and walks to his own beat like you always did. He has perfected all your dance moves he surely was not born with two left feet.LOL. I talk to him about you all the time. The day he was born I had so many emotions flowing through me. I was happy and yet sad knowing you and Dad will never meet him and get to hold him. I just always saw you there in my future. Life has a weird way of changing things on me.

As your EOW anniversary is aproching I want you to know that your resting place is not in a cementary but in my heart and in the heart of those who truly loved you unconditional.


August 9, 2009

Fidelis ad Mortem!


July 19, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this forth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 24, 2008

I salute you on the anniversary of your death. Rest in Peace, and sleep forever with the Angels.

Belia Fessenden, Retired
Pinal County SO-AZ

November 24, 2008

Officer Rivera, thank you for your service and dedication. You will not be forgotten. One day your killer will face the Ultimate Judge. May you rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

May 2, 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

January 2, 2008

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