Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William "Nichie" Preslar

Lakewood Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, May 14, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer William "Nichie" Preslar

Today marks 13 years since you left. Such a sad day. Think of you often and miss you much.

Anonymous
Friend

May 14, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Preslar.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 12, 2020

Happy Birthday. I still miss you and thinking of you everyday.

ANONYMOUS

April 19, 2020

Billy,

Thinking of you today like it was yesterday. I can’t believe it’s been 12 years. Miss you. Wish I could talk to you. Until we meet again.

Anonymous
Friend

May 14, 2019

Billy,

Tomorrow marks 12 years since you left. You are missed and thought of often. Continue to shine down and watch over. Until we meet again.

Friend

May 12, 2019

Billy,

Happy Birthday. I always will remember your birthday. I still miss you and hope you are watching over up there. The sun is shining today so I know you are near.

anonymous
friend

April 19, 2018

I visited you on the 10 year anniversary of your passing. I also went to Police Week in DC and saw your name on the memorial. You will not be forgotten! Until we meet again!

Sgt. John Budenas
NJ State Parole

May 19, 2017

Dad it's been almost ten years and I miss you so much words can't even describe. I read all the comments and I'm not surprised people said so many nice things about you because you where the best. I wish you where here to see what we have accomplished but I know your watching from above. In may everyone is coming up from Florida and I'm so excited but I can't believe it's going to be ten years to me it feels like yesterday. There is going to be a big ceromony to honor ten years and everyone will be there! I still remember it like it was yesterday and I never want to forget the memories I had with you. I miss you every day and I will always be your daddy's little girl. You will always be my hero and I know your watching me from above. I wish you where her dad.Maybe you will be in the car with me when I start driving this year

Julia
Daughter

April 13, 2017

Billy,

Miss you and still think of you often. Just wish I could talk to you and see your smile again.

Miss you
Friend

March 20, 2017

Billy,

You are not forgotten. I think of you often and believe it or not I still have your message on my phone! Thank you for watching over me and guiding me where I needed to go. I am forever grateful for you.

Miss You
friend

May 11, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 14, 2015

Hi Nich,
Today is Mother's Day, which for me will be forever one of the hardest days of the year. You died on Mother's Day 2007. We worked mids that night into the morning of Mother's Day. We got on the road about 2145 and by 2150 were at Fifth and Madison (which you would not believe what it looks like now) You handed me a few gifts for Mother's Day all of which I still have. One gift was a Starbucks gift card due to my obsession with it lol. So I went to Starbucks in Howell that year on my birthday which was about 3 wks after you died, and they had written on their chalkboard about YOU being a loyal customer and having a bright smile and how you would be missed!! I couldn't believe it you would only go to that place for me but even they couldn't resist that smile. Every year since you died I have taken that gift card you gave me and on my Birthday I would use it to buy myself a Starbucks it was almost like you were still here and I would find a quiet spot and drink my Starbucks and just talk to you. It was my special little birthday gift from you. So thank you, I miss you everyday, I still cry too much but it hurts so bad sometimes. You would not believe all the changes in town there are so many things I want to share with you but I seem to be destined to always have a piece of me stuck in 2007. I pray for you and the girls, all the time. Today I especially pray for your mother who lost her baby on Mother's Day 2007.

Kelly
partner

May 10, 2015

Billy,
Havent been on here in a while but I just wanted to say you are always in my thoughts. Taken way too soon but you are not forgotten. Visited your grave the other day to say Hi.

Anonymous
friend

May 9, 2014

Rest In Peace Officer Preslar, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 14, 2013

I had the privilege to ride in the Police Unity Tour when it left from Lakewood the year of Officer Preslar's death. We stopped at the site of the accident and said a prayer. I will never forget how cold it was, and how much it rained. I thought to myself how small of a sacrifice compared to my fallen brother. This year I will be riding my bicycle with Law Enforcement United. I have the honor of wearing a metal band inscribed with Officer Preslar's name and end of watch. I would like to give this to his family after the ride. Please contact me.

Sergeant Robert K. Smith
Egg Harbor Township Police

April 2, 2013

Thank you!
I can't believe 5 years have gone by...
I finally sat down and read each and every post in Nichie's honor. On behalf of Nichie's girls I would like to say thank you. It was truly nice to read the wonderful things everyone has written. As Nichie's girls are getting older they have so many questions about their dad. I tell them all the time how lucky they were to have such an AWESOME dad, even though their time together was tragically cut way too soon. They have so many great memories of him! I know when the time is right I will direct them to ODMP and they will get to read these posts. They will get to know their dad in a different way, through his friends and colleagues. They will see that their dad was lucky to have such great people in his life that loved him as much as we did.
So thank you again...
The Preslar Girls

Lisa Preslar

August 7, 2012

Those we love are never really lost to us - we feel them in so many special ways- through
friends they always cared about and dreams they left behind, in beauty that they added to
our days... in words of wisdom we still carry with us and memories that never will be
gone... Those we love are never really lost to us - For everywhere their special love lives
on.
I can not believe it has been 4 years. You are truly missed and always will be. Miss that great smile:)

anonymous

May 16, 2011

Today marks 4 years that you have left us and it does not get any better.Miss you so much. keep watch over us and you will always be in our hearts. Love you and miss you !!!

anonymous
anonymous

May 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, miss you everyday.

Anonymous

April 19, 2011

Billy,
Hey there just want you to know you are thought of everyday and I am thankful that I had the chance to know you. Thank you for showing me what I needed to look for in life and I carry you on forever in my heart. You were an amazing person and I still can not believe god took you from this earth so soon. I am sure we will meet again. Miss you

Anonymous

January 18, 2011

William,

I had the privilege of meeting your wife Lisa and your daughter Julia yesterday under very unfortunate circumstances - at the viewing of New Jersey State Trooper Marc Castellano. The mere fact that they were able to be there for the Castellano family so shortly after their own tragic loss demonstrates the strength and grace that has surely gotten them through the past 3 years and will continue to see them through the difficult times ahead. I am sure you are looking down on them with pride.

Colleen Brandt
Proud Wife of a New Jersey State Trooper

June 12, 2010

I WENT TO DC FOR POLICE WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME.. WHAT A WONDERFUL CEREMONY THEY HAD ON THURS. IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO HONOR OUR FALLEN OFFICERS. WE WERE WITH SOME OF LAKEWOOD'S FINEST ON YOUR 3RD ANNIVERSARY AND TOASTED YOU. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYERS. RIP

Margie Ward
LPD wife

May 17, 2010

CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 3 YEARS.MISS YOU EVERYDAY AND MISS THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD.KEEP WATCH OVER US UNTIL WE CAN GET TOGETHER AND WATCH OUR KIDS GROW OLD.LOVE YOU BROTHER

Anonymous

May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday. Still miss you and think of you often.

Anonymous

April 21, 2010

I don't know if it was you or some other force watching over our four brothers who were shot this week, but I'd like to think you did have a hand in keeping them safe and bringing them home to their families. You are in our hearts and thoughts daily, and again Nichie, thank you for watching over our injured brothers.

Anonymous

September 26, 2009

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