Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Peter Katke, Sr.

Pleasant Ridge Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, September 29, 1955

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Peter Katke, Sr.

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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

September 29, 2020

Rest in peace Chief of Police Katke.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 19, 2020

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th 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 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

Grandpa, how proud we are of you. A life dedicated to the service of others. Thank you so much. Thank you for being a good father to my Dad, for being a good husband to my Grand Mother, and a good, no great example to me. I will always respect those who protect us. All my love.

Scott Katke

Scott Katke
Grand Son

June 13, 2007

You died thirteen years before I was even born. However, stories of your character and dedication live on in stories told by both of your daughters. Thank you for instilling in them a source of pride and respect for the badge that was in turn passed on to thier children. A proud tradition of public service lives on with your grandsons; Todd - MSP Detective Sergeant, Jay - FBI Special Agent, and myself.

Inspector Jon Johnston
Blackman Township Department of Public Safety

November 22, 2006

Thank you for your many years of dedicated service, Chief.

A Citizen

June 12, 2006

Let those who offer the ultimate sacrifice never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Chief.

Franklin Police Dept, IN

March 20, 2005

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