Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Chief George "Bill" Stanford

Cheyenne Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, August 13, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Chief George "Bill" Stanford

Thank you for your service and may GOD bless you and your family.

HEROES LIVE FOREVER

Police Dispatcher
Fairfax County Police, VA

August 17, 2007

Big Bill,
There are absolutely no words. God now has one of the best right-hand men he could have ever asked for. The times and different places you worked with me at CPD were not without laughs, love and a few time of turmoil. We got through them like troopers and had great yarns to spin later. I'll not forget your wisdom and how you have been such a great part of the molding of many of the young officers I will deal with in the future. Go forward my friend, I know we will meet again. Dana, know you and the girls are loved and respected for giving up Bill for the time you did. One of the hardest tasks in life I know of is being the love and life of a police officer. We are forever in your debt.

Marty Luna
Laramie County Coroner

August 17, 2007

Chief , thank you for your service and rest in peace. Watch over the rest of us on the job from your place in heaven.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace brother, your years of service will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

August 17, 2007

Job well done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC Berkeley Police Department

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Trooper
Massachusetts State Police

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace....

Patrolman
New Hartford Police Department, NY

August 17, 2007

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

August 17, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER

DEPUTY DJ FETKENHOUR
OTTAWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE (MI)

August 17, 2007

GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE, AND THANK YOU.

OFC ANDREW LAURINEC
HAMMOND IN, POLICE DEPT

August 16, 2007

I SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND CHEYENNE POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING THE DEMISE OF DEPUTY CHIEF GEORGE (BILL) STANFORD. I PRAY EVERYONE WHO KNEW THIS HONORABLE MAN WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER HIS BRAVERY, COURAGE, AND THE LEGACY IN WHICH HE LEFT.

DEPUTY CHIEF GEORGE (BILL) STANFORD YOUR SHIFT IS OVER NOW, WE WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE. REST IN PEACE, BROTHER...

DEPUTY SHERIFF JAMES E. BRADFORD JR.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

August 16, 2007

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

August 16, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten. I guess God needed another LEO in heaven, so until one day we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street looking over the rest of the thin blue line. May God Bless your family, friends and colleagues.

DET SGT, Retired
AR

August 16, 2007

Rest easy Deputy Chief Stanford

Deputy Sheriff
Sheridan County Sheriff's Office

August 16, 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"

Sgt. Justin K. Nevels
Clinton Police Department

August 16, 2007

I had the honor of meeting Bill at the FBI Natonal Academy 207th session. He was very dedicated to the law enforcement profession and his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the Cheyenne Police Dept. during this very difficult time.

Chief Bernard Lombardo
Ringwood New Jersey Police Dept.

August 16, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service. Watch over your brothers in blue from up above. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department.

Officer Eric Golz
Long Beach Police Department

August 16, 2007

Deputy Chief Standford, I want to thank you for your patience, time and advise. You lead by example, and proved that “leadership is a way of living.” I will miss you and will always ask myself “what would Deputy Chief say and do in this situation.” You were always fair and I have the utmost admiration for the commitment that you gave to the officers and every civilian of the Cheyenne Police Dept. I wished we could have worked with you for another twenty-two years.

Tina
Cheyenne Police Dept

August 16, 2007

When a man dedicates his soul to a higher power; that is FAITH.

When a man dedicates his heart to family; that is called LOVE.

When a man dedicates his life to serving his community; that is called COURAGE.

Thank you for protecting us all. God Bless.

Jennifer M. Mooney
Sister of DFC Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07 STPSO La

August 15, 2007

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY AND TODAY IS A GIFT.

DEPUTY CHIEF STANFORD, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU GAVE IT IN SERVICE TO OTHERS. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

THOSE CLOSE TO THIS HERO, PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT I, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS ACROSS THIS LAND, GRIEVE WITH YOU. KEEP HIM IN YOUR HEART, AND PASS HIS STORY ALONG. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

JOB WELL DONE, DEPUTY CHIEF STANFORD

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

August 15, 2007

Our Prayers are with you in this time of need Wife, Daughters, and Co-Workers. Thanks, Deputy Chief Stanford
for the time served. You are now walking the streets of Gold in the God's Kingdom. Another Angel of Blue!

Deputy and Wife
Tarrant County, Texas

August 15, 2007

Bill - your brothers and sisters from the 207th session of the FBI National Academy already miss you and send our prayers to your family.

Division Chief Roger Cloyd
Aurora CO PD

August 15, 2007

Rest in peace my brother

Patrolman
Brush Colorado PD

August 15, 2007

Chief Stanford, you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace our brother.

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

August 15, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 15, 2007

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