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

Wow Uncle Nich! One whole year since you have left us. It seems like only yesterday when I recieved the call sitting in class, I couldn't believe my ears. You were and will always continue to be a strong point in my life. Being in Washington, D.C. was incredible but so surreal at the same time. Seeing your name on the Memorial Wall and hearing your name called in the Roll Call of Heros was special because you deserve to be honored, but in a sense, you deserve to be here. Wednesday Aunt Lisa and I had a few beers and just talked of all the stories the three of us shared. I Love You so much Uncle Nichie and you will always live strong in my heart. Here is to you and maybe next year I will be riding a bike to D.C. to honor you in the Police Unity Tour. I Love You Uncle Nichie.

Vanessa Larsen

May 16, 2008

It was a rough day on Wednesday even worse was Tuesday into Wednesday night being at work and going over the same time as last year when you text me from work. I still have your text message on my phone from that night. All I can say over and over is why did this have to happen to you. Its so unfair you are missed every day. You are one of the most amazing human being I have ever met and it has been a rough year. If only we could turn back time or have one more day. I miss you so much. Your girls are always in my prayers I know what they meant to you. Keep watching over them and they will know that you still live on in their hearts. God Bless.
Luv U


May 15, 2008

As I sit here, I don't know where to start. First, I am proud to have known you and been your friend. I am so glad that I got to talk with you just prior to your death. I see Lisa and the girls every once in a while and they are growing up beautifully. I was so poud to ride out of Lakewood P.D. in your honor on the Police Unity Tour. When I saw your name engraved in stoneat the Memorial, it hit me hard. You were and still are someone that I look up too. I know you will keep a watch over your family, friends, and all Law Enforcement. Until we meet again...

MPD / Friend

May 14, 2008

Nichie--it's been a year since you have been gone. A group of Lakewood officers are in Washington DC honoring your memory. There was a service at headquarters to see a contingency of bicyclists off to the memorial in DC. The accident site is a beautiful tribute to you and your service to the people of Lakewood. Your memory will always live in the hearts and thoughts of the Lakewood Police families. Rest in Peace.

166 1/2

May 14, 2008

Billy, I visited you this morning on the anniversary of your passing. Just know that you are often thought of and surely missed. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again, watch over your family and all your Lakewood PD brothers. Rest in peace. JB

Sr. Parole Officer JB
State of New Jersey

May 14, 2008

Today i can not beleive it is one year since you left us.
we are her in Washinton for Police week, the candlelight vigil was amazing,then the light show of the thin blue line i could do nothing but cry.
wayne suprised mom for mothers day all she could do was cry she could not talk.
we went to lisa's for dinner and gave her rose's we tried to make her day special also.
mike had the best time with the girls he loves them so much he said he wished he had more time with them.
the girls miss you so much.
we love you and think of you everyday you will always be in our hearts.


May 14, 2008

Rest in peace my brother.

Kevin T Ryan

May 14, 2008

You don’t know me but I lost my brother Rob Ventura in 2001 in the line of duty. He was a Jackson TWP police officer. My sister-in-law Jennifer left today from your police dept to ride with the bike unity tour in your honor. We are so proud of her; she is a strong and remarkable woman. A day doesn’t goes by that I don’t think of my brother and the families that lost a love one so tragically, especially when it hits close to home. I wish your family peace during this difficult time.


May 9, 2008

With your year anniversary approaching, you are in our thoughts. Lisa has been so strong and great with the girls throughotu this, I give her so much credit....You are dearly missed each day

Nicole Ricci
Family Friend

Nicole Ricci
Family Friend

May 6, 2008

Dear Nichie,
Hard to think it's been a year gone by, seems like yesterday I was stuffing all my old SRT gear into a green army bag and throwing it into your truck. I remember thinking, "Most of this stuff will be way to small for him, but at least I won't have it laying in my backseat anymore". You where happy to take it (I'm sure thinking to yourself, his shirts and BDU's won't fit me) and I knew you were going to be a great SRT member. Anyway, we spruced up the site yesterday, I hope you like it. You are truly missed my brother!

Ptl. Gary Przewoznik
Lakewood PD

May 4, 2008

Hey Nichie,

Ptl. Gary Przewoznik #238
Lakewood Police Department

May 4, 2008

Hey Billy,
Remembering what today was and I have to say just thinking about it brought a smile to my face, but at the same time I am sad that you aren't here today to enjoy it with me. So I will think of you today as always and remember the memories of this day. You were so funny and how we laughed about it after the fact. It was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing about it! Miss you very much every day!


May 3, 2008

Wow! I can't believe it has been almost a yr, and its taken this long for me to be able to leave anything on here, to this day it is still so hard, but it't time. I remember the good times we all had with you before you even began your job and how happy you were when you actually started. From day one you always had that "Nichie" smile that we all know,love, and will never forget. Over the year you would be so proud of all of your family and your many friends, everyone is watching out for eachother just like we know that you are. Some days are harder than others, but I don't think that any days have passed that you are not somewhere in all of our minds as you will always be somewhere in all of our hearts. Some of us have had some hard times lately, and when I am in the middle of lifes moments that seem almost impossible, I stop and I remember that we have a guardian angel watching out for us and for a moment I find peace and know that you are always on watch and things will somehow in time be worked out. We don't know why bad things happen to good people, as it seems so often the case, and I am thinking that none of us will ever have that answer. But just know as you watch over us all we too are looking up and thinking of you, always in our hearts...until next time.

Nikki D.
Friend (LPD Family)

April 24, 2008

Happy Birthday! We miss you always. Love, Mike and Ingrid

Michael & Ingrid Anderson

April 20, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE NICHIE!! We miss and love you so much. Not a day goes by that we do not think of you. We wish so badly that you were here to be able to celebrate your special day. We will drink one for you. LOVE YOU LOTS!

Love, Andrew & Vanessa

Vanessa Larsen

April 19, 2008

Can't beleive it's 11 months since you left us :(
Happy Birthday
The only wish that we would wish for is to have you back with us....


April 14, 2008

"To Where You Are"

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be (?)
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are my
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

April 9, 2008

Hi everyone. I am going to D.C. for Law Enforcement Week and if anyone would like me to place anything at the wall for Nichie's memory, please contact me. Thank you, 278

Ptl. M. Anderson

April 9, 2008

Hi Billy,
Came by to see you the other day and it still isnt fair that you are not here. As the days pass, it seems to get harder and I didnt think it was possible but it does. The smile that brightened my day is so missed and I would give anything to see it again. Miss you so much!


April 7, 2008

Happy Easter Billy!!. Miss you lots!



March 23, 2008

Happy Easter! Wish you were here to enjoy this special day but I know you are still here in spirit. Still miss you so much.


March 22, 2008

Happy Easter- can't beleive it's 10 months since you left us-

love you and miss u always

preslar family

March 14, 2008

Hey Billy, I was thinking about you on Sat. The 23rd of February, since it was time once again for the Polar Bear Plunge. Sure do miss you being there. At least you were with me in Spirit. Everyone else except for a select few are still too chicken to go in the water. At least we know who the real men are Huh? And you know Yates is up to starting trouble again. I bet you he asked someone how to spell inseperable, since I know he can't spell! (even though it still don't look right) As I mentioned before, we know who the real men are and real men are never alone, are they? Mids will never be the same. Thanks for watching over us! Oh yea, I told 245 to never by egg salad sandwiches that were pre-made unless you like them crunchy. At least you could appreciate that. Your pal John E.

Ptl. John Novak #268
Lakewood P.D.

February 26, 2008

happy valentines day--we love you and miss you very much-can't beleive it has been 9 months since you left us-
Lisa is doing a awsome job with the girls you would be very proud of her we are...
love you miss you

preslar family

February 16, 2008

Hey there...I miss you and been thinking of. Watched the Notebook the other night and remembered what we had talked about when we spoke of that movie. OMG you were so right. I know you were there watching it with me. Miss you so much!


February 6, 2008

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