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 my brother!

Officer J. J. Barnes
Statesville Police Department, NC

February 17, 2007

Officer Williams, you died while in the service of others and while trying to assist a fellow officer. You are a hero, not because of your death, but because you were willing to risk all for others.

My heart goes out to all who know and love you. I know you will always be with them.

God Bless and may you Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 17, 2007

Officer Williams,

Thank you for your dedication to the force and you will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your friends and family. Rest easy brother.

Addison Morgan
Garden City, Kansas

Addison Morgan
Citizen

February 16, 2007

Officer Williams,

Your dedication and service to the people of North Carolina will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife, child, family, friends, and co-workers during this tragic time. Rest in Peace and tell my Joey I said "hello" for I know he will greet you at the Pearly Gates.

Dana Shriver
Fiance' of Deputy Joseph (Joey) C. Rodgers
Killed in the line of duty 4-9-97

Dana Shriver
Fiance' of Deputy Joseph C. Rodgers eow 4-9-97

February 16, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest In Peace Brother! We have the watch...

Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

February 16, 2007

To the Family of Officer J. Williams I'm so sorry for you're loss you are in my prayers.
And to Officer Williams Thank you so very much for the work you did and for protecting my mother a few months ago when there was an unknown person out side of her house. And thank you for getting there so quickly may you rest in peace.

S. Parker
BCSD

February 15, 2007

Thank you for your service. God be with you and you family. Being from Old Fort and a NCLEO I feel that I have lost a friend. Everyday we all face the chance of not coming home to our family. You are a true hero. your memory and lives you have tuched will never be forgotten.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

DEPUTY SHERIFF J.P STEPPE
UCSO NC

February 15, 2007

Shannon,
Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts today as this should have been a day full of love instead of sadness. I'm sure Josh is sending his love from heaven!

Denise
Survivor of Calvin Taylor

February 14, 2007

May GOD bless the Williams family and the Old Fort Police Department. Rest in peace Brother!

"The thin blue line keeps getting thinner....."

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

February 13, 2007

you are a hero godbless you and your family.

Officer McCord
Belen Police N.M

February 13, 2007

I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved Officer Williams. May you be comforted by God's love. Rest in peace Sir.

A citizen

February 13, 2007

Thank you for being the kind of officer that the rest of us can only hope we are...ready to help another at the drop of a hat. Rest well, brother...we'll take it from here.

PSO
MDPS

February 12, 2007

Officer Williams,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Old Fort. And to your famiily and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Anonymous

Anonymous

February 12, 2007

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

SHELLY HARDIN
WIFE OF SGT. HEATH HARDIN , EOW 01-11-2007

February 12, 2007

Were proud to call you family Josh. We will meet again on the street of gold. I pray your family finds the strength in God to carry on from here. You will be missed.

Officer Douglas
Washington Police Dept.

February 12, 2007

Rest in peace Brother

1773P
CSPD

February 12, 2007

Officer Williams you are a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. May God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

February 12, 2007

May GOD be with your family and give them strength to overcome this tradgedy.

Officer Siniscalchi
Portsmouth Police Dept. VA

February 12, 2007

Joshua,
Thank you for being there when another one of us was in need. Rest in piece brother, we've got it from here.

Sgt. MacDonald
Kwajalein Police Department/ Marshall Islands

February 12, 2007

Rest in piece my brother in blue....my deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family.

Officer Adam Laser
Towson University Police, Towson, MD

February 12, 2007

Josh and Family,
In March 2006 I had the honor to be in your radar class at Western Piedmont College. I was not looking forward to that week at all because I had already took the class once. But you and some other Old Fort officer were there and I made friends with you all. I do clearly remember that you just had your first child because you couldn't stop talking your new joy of love. I remember that you were a casual kind of guy and wasn't in the job for the show. You were young and ready to go if another officer needed help. I just hope all officer's are like you and are ready to go at the drop of a hat when it comes to a fellow officer needing help. You will be honored and remembered for who you were. If I ever have the opportunity to meet your child, I will tell her how I remembered her daddy.

Plt.D.J Gates
Drexel Police Departmet NC

Senior Ptl. D.J Gates
Drexel P.D

February 11, 2007

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of P.O. Shawn Williams~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God Bless You & Rest In Peace, P.O. Williams!

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen Michigan P.O.

February 11, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrifice for your community. God bless your family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers. Watch over the rest of us as we work to make the world a safer place to live. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King Co. Sheriffs Dept. Seattle Wa

February 11, 2007

Rest in peace my brother, we will take it from here.

Det Andy Bershad
NYPD-ESU

February 10, 2007

May the power of Almighty God be with the entire family and agency!

Chief Anthony Scott
TFC Urban-Boot Camp

February 10, 2007

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