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Village Marshal William Watts

Tamaroa Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1881

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Reflections for Village Marshal William Watts

Marshal Watts,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tamaroa.


United States Border Patrol

August 4, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service will never, ever be forgotten as no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

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

August 4, 2020

Marshal Watts's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 1-3-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

January 3, 2018

Rest in Peace, Marshal Watts. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-eighth 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

August 4, 2009

you suffered a terrible incident, but justice was served within the next year. thank you for everything, sir!


December 22, 2006

Marshal Watts,
It has taken over 125 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tamaroa.



December 19, 2006

Over 125 years have passed since you were taken from our ranks. God bless you and thank you for your service.

MPO Paul Moeller
Joliet, IL. Police Department

December 16, 2006

Thank You for your sacrifice. Please watch over us.

December 16, 2006

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