Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William John Walters

Kemper County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, July 15, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William John Walters

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

July 15, 2020

At the time of William John Walters death, I was working for Scooba Police Department in Kemper MS. John and I shared law enforcement situations. He was a great man and will be missed. His family remain in my and my family prayers.

Enforcement Agent Stacey Deans
We worked in the same county.

May 17, 2011

You continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of your fellow officers. Please continue to watch over us. Thank you for your sacrifice and rest in peace.

Cpl. Sean Wm. Kille

July 22, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


July 15, 2010

To Deputy William John Walters, his family and his fellow officers with the Kemper County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Walters’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Walters and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members and Staff

July 15, 2009

Bill was the kind of officer that you wanted by your side when you were in a bad spot. we will alway remember you buddy..

Sgt. Eric Scott
DeKalb Police Department

October 16, 2008

Dep. Walters,
Please accept my sincerest appreciation for your service to our Country, and my deepest regrets for the loss that your family, friends and co-workers have suffered following your death. Your story and memory was carried by a very special Police Officer who not only rode the Unity Tour on your behalf, but also assured your daughter made it safely to the wall to visit your name. I was fortunate enough to have met your daughter at Police Week in Washington, and honored enough to have served as her Escort Officer during the Memorial Service at the Capitol. You were well represented by Elerene. Please know that you and your family will forever hold a special place in the hearts of fellow survivors from the State of Maryland. Please continue to watch over us as we continue your work. Rest in Peace Brother.

Cpl. Sean Wm. Kille
Maryland Natural Resources Police

May 16, 2008

I will be riding in rememberance of Deputy William John Walters with the VA Chapter of the Police Unity Tour 2008.

Deputy Walters,

Your watch may have ended, but your brothers and sisters will never forget your service. I hope that my ride will honor your memory and your service. May your family, friends, and fellow officers feel peace.


PTL. Jason E. Kooken
Police Unity Tour Rider

March 11, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Walters. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for William, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember William's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that William's life was about so much more than the way he died. William will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Walters, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

December 30, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 12, 2007

Bill thank you for touching our lives. We will miss you friend. You made the world a better place for everyone who knew you but God needed you at home.
We love you.
Charles and Faye

Charles and Faye Reid

September 2, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers, thank you for your service and dedication to the law enforcement field, its men and women like you that make everyday a better plac to live.

911 Dispatcher
Franklin Park Illinois

August 18, 2007

May peace be yours and your family. You are a hero in any context. God bless each officer out there serving and protecting us from the evil doers who are so pervasive.

Mother of a CSPD Detective
Colorado Springs PD

August 7, 2007



August 6, 2007

"Fallen but not forgotten,
These are the heros that stand so tall,
And forever we will remember,
With honor and glory they gave their all"

Author Unknown

Wife of STPD Officer

August 3, 2007

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 3, 2007



August 3, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Deputy Walters. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

August 3, 2007

Dear Uncle Billy,
I will always remember you for your sense of humor and your shoot em' straight attitude that I admired so much. Even though you lived so far away you were always calling me seeing how I was doing on my latest carving, or how I was doing in baseball and always giving me advice to help me out, and most importantly making sure I was keeping an eye on my "aging papa" since we both knew he was getting unstable. Well I am going to miss those phone calls and I will miss you, be careful and don't get into too much trouble. "Well your boring me so I'll let you go."

God Bless You

Robert Sewell

August 2, 2007

To My Uncle, words will never be able to express how much you are loved and how much we are all going to miss you. You were the kind of uncle that was straight forward and never let anything bother you. I was always laughing whenever I was around you. As hard as Dad and Uncle Eddie would try to get at you it never bothered you. You would say "they like to amuse each other". I am happy and proud to have you as my uncle. You are gone but will never be forgotten. I LOVE YOU!

Kimberly Sewell

August 2, 2007

Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch.
Great Nephew of Dan McDuffie
EOW 07/07/31

Patrolman R. McDuffie
Wake Village PD TX #97

Patrolman R. McDuffie

August 1, 2007

May god be with you, your family and co workers. God sped and rest in Peace.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

August 1, 2007

I would like to say just a few words about Bill and why I loved and respected him, not just because he was my brother. He was a best friend, and a confidant. He had a deep love and pride for his children and family. He loved his country and served it with honor. He had a great sense of humor and shared it with family, friends and even strangers. You didn’t have to know Bill very long, before you would say this guy is a straight shooter with a great sense of humor.

We love and miss him very much
Your Loving Brother

A message from Bill:
I’m Always with you
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with too many tears.
But be thankful we had so many good years.
I gave you my love, and you can only guess.
How much you've given me in happiness.
I thank you for the love that you have shown.
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
That it is only for a while that we must part.
So treasure the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away for life goes on.
And if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear.
All my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you come this way alone.
I'll greet you with a smile and a "Welcome Home".

Edmond J. Walters

August 1, 2007

I love and miss you and the many phone calls and laughs you, brother Ed and I had on our 3-way calls. I can still hear your laugh. Our fond memories you left us will keep us going. You give Jonn, Mom and Dad and William Jr. a hug and kiss from family, Ed and I. You were always there for Ed and I and we will always be here for Elly and your children. I love you and we will meet again.
Ed, Jack, Elly, Travis, Sonny, Elerene, Sam, Billy Jack

CPL. Jack Walters
Brother ( U.S. Postal Police )

July 31, 2007

Hero's are not made by how they die but by how they lived. Godspeed and rest in peace.

I am sure you will be standing by the side of our fallen brother Kelly Fredingburg, Say hello for us.

You and your service to your community will never be forgotten

Deputy Steve Polanski
Marion County Sheriff's Office (OR)

July 30, 2007

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