Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Shawn Joshua Dean Williams

Old Fort Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 1, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Shawn Joshua Dean Williams

Rest in peace Officer Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2020

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 1, 2018

RIP my friend you are still missed everyday and never forgoften. You are thought of often.


February 6, 2017

Rest in Peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 1, 2017

Hi Josh! I thought about you today. I was thinking of Ryleigh being little and you putting her on your shoulders for her to throw her toddler basketball in the hoop. Ryleigh is so beautiful, and has your bubbly personality. She looks just like her mom, but I see you in her too. I can't believe Ryleigh is 10! She is a wonderful, beautiful person in part due to you. She is being very well taken care of by her wonerful mom, and family but you know that I'm sure. I know that you keep watch on her from heaven, and it shows. We miss you very much, and I want you to know that we will never forget about you. We didn't talk much, I was a little shy back then. I promise to help Ryleigh as much as I can and help you keep an eye on her. You are gone but will never be forgotten!

Maleigha Jimeson
Shannon and Ryleighs cousin

April 5, 2016

Dear josh,
Its been so long but you will never be forgotten I have so much to say to you I only wish you were here to listen but I also no you can here me.. I love you and miss you a lot of people don't realize how close me you and shannon use to be... she l know she loved you but josh me and her haven't been the same since you passed away.. we never talk we have no relationship at all. I no she is ni t my sister but I never thought our bond would be this broken.. I don't no why I'm living all the time but I no that God has a plain for me.. I feel as if I hold a grudge on Shannon for the simple fact she did move on.. and who she moved on with... I have prayed really hard about it and don't understand a lot of the time but Raleigh is so much like you.. she loves basketball and she has your smile and nose and make sure she knows who her daddy is.. Its so crazy when she was little and was hardly walking I no she seen you josh I no deep down she did I had her out side and she was trying so so hard to get that ball in the goal and she stopped and looked up and hugged mid air and I no for a fact it was you.. and if there is any way possible that you could reach her in any way now I hope you would because she needs you right now more than ever... every time me an mom would ride through pasr the park she would say my daddy took me there which some may say is crazy because she was so young but I knew she wasn't to young to understand your love for her and what she meant to you.... I love you so much and not a day goes by that you are not thought about.. I wish do much you were here now to help me through life and give me advice.. I love you and miss you.. you will forever be missed...


February 7, 2015

Was just thinking of you the other day when I was shooting ball at the rec. Miss you brother rest in peace my friend! Never forgotten!


February 3, 2015

Sorry josh I'm late this year but still have not forgotten still talk about the good times we had. Rest in peace my friend.


March 12, 2014

Josh still remembering never forgotten. Seems like yesterday not 6 years.

jeff friend

February 2, 2013

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones, you have not been forgotten by those that love your dearly.

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

February 1, 2012

Just thinking of you on this day my friend. Still remember it like it was yesterday and it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Never forgotten!

jeff thompson

February 1, 2012

Thinking of you during National Police Week 2011. I miss patrolling the streets of Old Fort with you friend. Think about you all the time while I'm on patrol. Just to let you know, you are missed brother.

Officer J. Shuford
Fletcher Police Department

May 14, 2011

its been 4 years and time has passed so fast.i allways think of the good times and fun we had. you will not be forgotten.

jeff thompson

February 3, 2011

3 years today, time seems to go by faster than we realize. I know your standing by God watching over us pal, and I appreciate that. Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten. Godspeed!


February 1, 2010

remembering you on this day. 3 years now has gone by so fast. still seems like yesterday we where playing golf basketball, or just hanging are still missed and will not be forgotten.

jeff thompson

February 1, 2010

Hey brother. Im going to join the police force next year. Remember what we always used to say to each other from the movie bad boys. "We ride together, We die together, Bad boys for life." If only we could ride together and die together. Its been almost 3 years since you passed away and nothing has changed. We still feel pain without you here. I want to be like you josh. I want to be a hero. I want to make something of myself. I want to save lives and I want people to know that I am there to keep them safe. I love you brother and watch over me. We love you and miss you josh. bad boys for life

Jordy Trumble

September 26, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends and family. May God bless and keep them.

To his baby girl: I know your not old enough to read this, but when you are, I want you to know; life without your daddy's gonna be hard, but you gotta hang on. He is a hero, now and always, he will never be forgotten. He loves you now and always.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 6, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 19, 2009

Josh its been two yrs now since you left us. Just know that i think about you every day. At times i feel like you are riding with me in my patrol car. I still keep your number in my phone. I know that you won't call me by phone, but I know you are there. You were a great friend to me. We had some good times working in Old Fort. I hope that Shannon and Ryleigh are doing ok. May God be with you friend!!!!!

Sgt. J.Shuford
Fletcher PD

February 19, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Josh Williams and his fellow officers in the Old Fort Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Josh's memory on the second anniversary of the day Josh so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Josh gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina (the home state of myself and my son Larry) , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 1, 2007.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2009

Two years have passed since you were called away from duty. You have not been forgotten nor will that ever be the case as you are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

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

February 1, 2009

well its been almost two years and it still seems like yesterday every time I see blue lights I go back to all the times you were there watching my back I am glad I had the honor of knowing you and becoming friends with you just like always were still giving it all weve got theres not a day goes bye when I see a ofpd car I don't think of you and your family shannon you married a great man and someday I hope I have the honor of telling ryleigh the story of a real hero because her father was one of the finest I have ever none best of wishes to all the family members your still in our prayers
in loving memory of josh 919

Fire Fighter Brandon Freeman
Old Fort Fire Department

January 30, 2009

I found this site after the tragic murder of NC Trooper Shawn Blanton and thought it would be fitting to leave a tribute to Officer Josh Williams as well for Trooper Blanton.

Its been well over a year since the untimely death of Officer Williams, but his legacy is still continued and remembered by all those that enter the training facility at McDowell Technical Community College. The training center, shared by the Basic Law Enforcement Training classes of MTCC and the NC Dept of Correction's Western Area Training Consortium, features the NC State Seal and also a badge paying tribute to Officer Williams.

While I never got the opportunity to meet him, Im honoured that he served the citizens of Old Fort, McDowell County, North Carolina, and the United States proudly and died while trying to protect a life. He will always have my respect and will always have a place in my heart - as a brother in the family of law enforcement officers.

Godspeed and rest easy, we'll continue your watch in your stead.

Correctional Officer J.D. Franklin
NC Dept. Of Correction (Avery-Mitchell CI)

July 9, 2008

R.I.P Josh

G. Stevenson
Deputy McDowell County S.O.

June 22, 2008


It's been a while brother, but you are not, nor ever will, be forgotten.

RIP Josh

PO K.Skonieczny
Asheville Police Dept

June 20, 2008

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