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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

Henry County Police Dept., GA, Evening Watch North, rode in your memory today. God Speed Brother, Gone but never forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Maddox
Henry County Police Dept., GA

February 1, 2008

Today on the first anniversary of your death, we pause and say a prayer for your family and all of your loved ones who mourn you.
Rest in peace Sir you are not forgotten.
Respectfully submitted
Chief John Roelandts (retired0
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 1, 2008

One year has passed and I know you are terribly missed by those that love you. An hour has not passed that you have not been in their thoughts. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

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

January 31, 2008

Thinking of you on the Anniversary of your first birthday in Heaven. I couldn't bear to say Anniversary of Clint's death so I came up with his birthday, I hope you don't mind. Clint just had his fourth birthday in Heaven, and I still miss him so much, and think about him everyday. The tears still flow like a faucet sometimes, but with the help of family and friends his memory lives on today.
I know that you miss Josh, and I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. I have blue candles in my window that burn 24/7 for all L.E.O.'s, and I will always remember and never forget the sacrifice that all of you made on February 1st.
Thank you Officer Williams for your services.

Connie Barker F.W.B. Fl.
Mother of Clint Walker Prattville Al. E.O.W. 1-14-04

January 30, 2008

Hey son i just wanted to leave a few words and let you know you are missed sobad this is our first christmas without you here with your family we were talking the other day about last christmas about how you laughed sohard at me because i couldnt hit a golf ball and your comment was strike one strike two strike 3 and soon until after 8 or 9 times i finanly hit that ball your laugh and your smile will never be forgotten i love you son watch over your brothers and sister and fellow officers during this holiday season we miss you

Johnny Trumble private citizen
step father

December 21, 2007

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

Rest in Peace, my fellow officer.

Raleigh PD

November 4, 2007

Never forgotten~~Rest in peace. God Bless your family.
May your wife and daughter remain strong as you continue to watch from above.

September 16, 2007

I haven't spent a lot of time this year reading the memorials of the fallen officers, mainly because it saddens me that so many great men and women have fallen. It's a terrible thing that so many great lives were cut so short. As a fallen officer survivour, my heart goes out to all those that knew and loved Officer Williams, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in this journey that you walk and that Josh will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg.

Officer Williams, thank you for helping to make this world a safer place. If you run into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a hug for all of us down here. It's been just over four years and we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

"Forever Loving & Missing 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 6, 2007

Rest in Peace Ofc Williams. My prayers are with your family, friends, and co-workers.

Traffic Officer Daniel Flores
Ahoskie Police Dpt

May 16, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside PD, Cal

May 13, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice to protect and serve the community. Watch over the rest of us as we attempt to make the world a safer place to live. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriff Dept.

May 8, 2007

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Ofc. Michael Cavett
Gainesville Police Department

May 4, 2007

I can remember from back in elemantary school hanging out with you and jonathan, that was some real fun times. I am sorry that this happened to you and your family.

SPC Michael Thorpe
Military Police, Giessen Germany

May 3, 2007


Detective Larry Calhoun
Naugatuck CT PD

April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Williams' family, friends and fellow officers. I know first hand how tragic a time this is for all of you. The police family is an amazing one and I know you will all stick together and help each other heal. Please stay close to this family as I know how much love and laughter can help guide them through.

May God be with you all.

Elizabeth Gardner
Sister of Officer Drew Henley E.O.W. 3/19/2005

April 15, 2007

Officer Williams,
I am thinking of you today as two more North Carolina officers join you today.
As I keep your family and friends in my thoughts, I thank you for your committment and courage.

a Pennsylvania citizen

April 1, 2007

rest in peace brother watch over all of us who are fixing to go to b.l.e.t.. I will pray for your fellow officers and family. you will never be forgotten brother rest in peace. all of us from explorer post #911 of buncombe county sheriffs office will always remember you

explorer travis h. martin
buncombe county s.o. explorer post #911

March 23, 2007

Josh it has been five weeks and two days since your accident. There is not a day that has gone by that we have not thought of you a hundred times. We miss you so much but we know you are in a much better place and that we will see you again one day. Ryleigh still looks at your picture and says "Daddy" but she doesn't cry it's almost like she knows that you are o.k. and she will see you again. We know you are watching over us and keeping us safe. We love you and miss you so very much and always will. I can't wait to tell Ryleigh what a wonderful father she has and that she truely is a Daddy's Girl. Love you always Shannon And Ryleigh.

Shannon Williams

March 10, 2007

Hey Josh...This is your brother. I can't wait until I see you again. Me and you are going to play xbox in heaven. You made me so proud of what you did. Watch over us Josh, Your patrolling the streets of gold now... I Love You...


Jordy Trumble

March 5, 2007

I had the Honor of attending your funeral in Mcdowell County and it was a proud and extremely sad moment. you served your brothers well!,we will take it from here....Rest in peace,Josh.

Deputy Sheriff III W.R.Smith
Henderson County Sheriffs Office

March 3, 2007

Godspeed, brother. We'll take it from here.

Newton NC Pd

February 25, 2007

To Officer Williams Wife, Daughter, Parents and Fellow Officers....May you all find consolation that Josh is in a better place and that one day you will all be reunited. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Mother of a LEO
FFCPD, Virginia

February 25, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother. Never forgotten!

Officer J.D. Gill
Badin Police Department

February 23, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the department and the family.

Fallen but never forgotten.

Officer B. Laurie
Haltom City Police, Tx

February 17, 2007

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