Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Dexter Hammond

Headland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, April 24, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer William Dexter Hammond

Officer Hammond,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Headland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 24, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

I miss you my Brother, still in my heart everyday.

Mark D. Jones Chief of Police
Headland Police Department

July 26, 2018

I think about you often, and I think about the impact you have made on my life. I wanted to say thank you for everything you have done to make me the man I am today. I always looked up to you and the way you were with everyone you came into contact with. You never met a stranger. You were the example of a great man. Thank you for every thang Master Hammond.

Johnny Yohn
Hammonds Matial Arts

July 15, 2018

I think about you often Dexter. Great man, even better officer. Miss ya brother! Till we meet again in the Halls of Valhalla!

Sergeant/FTO Trey Glass
Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety EMS

April 24, 2018

just thinking about ya Dex, i really miss you. keep watch up there in heaven till we meet again.

William Saville
former Sergeant EPD.

September 20, 2017

I have so many questions, as a man. As a father, I see clearly, how much you sacrificed for me and my brother. You were the only man that I considered to be my father. You stepped in and helped me grow into a man, and I know how to be a dad because of you. Thank you dad, Wish I could I say this to you. I love you.

Cory Gentry

August 21, 2016

its been a while since i left a note but your always in my thoughts. when i see the rookies on the streets now i remember when you were in the car training with me. even though i chewed you out gave you a hard time when you did not know where a street was and had to pull back on the ropes and say slow down dude. i will always have a special place in my heart for you, you were not just one of my officers you were my friend and i am proud to have been in your life.

former Sergeant William Saville JR #111
Sergeant/shift supervisor Eufaula p.d.

February 28, 2016

Just thinking about you. GBNF


January 10, 2016

a more giving soul you will never find, you were my friend ,trainee, and my patrol officer. I was proud to be your sergeant. but most of the pride came when you chose to call ME friend. rip guardian of gods children, we will take your watch from here.

sgt bill

September 20, 2015

I missed your birthday, better late than never......I miss you terribly, such a wonderful person its so hard to believe it's been 5 years since I saw that smile and heard your laughter! Love forever and eternity till we meet again!


January 21, 2015

I love and miss you so much


September 15, 2014

The boys still refer to you as Dad. Thanks for all you have done


April 11, 2014

another year gone, without you its just not the same, I am disabled now but still have the heart of a cop. miss you dex more than you know. you touched many lifes and don't ever think we will forget.

former Sergeant William Savile
Former Eufaula pd member

March 8, 2014

I drive through that old town we used to run the streets of when we were younger its funny how even now I look for your smiling face in the cars on the streets that pass me! I miss and think of you always!
I can still hear your little chuckle!
love forever and eternity


February 2, 2014

Thank you for your courage and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Chief of Police Christopher Dillard
Owens Cross Roads Police Department

January 31, 2014

dex, I miss you very much. I wish you were here just to talk to. I wish we could turn back the clock to the times we were pratcieng our TKD at the Do Jang with gus and don. miss you buddy you were a good friend and a good trainee/officer

former Sergeant William Savile Jr
Eufaula pd, patrol supervisor/F.T.O.

November 3, 2013

Missing you so so much!

Dawn Bungay

September 11, 2013

time has passed Dexter, but I will allways miss you. rip my brother you live in our hearts.

former sgt bill saville
former member of eufaula pd.

May 20, 2013

I was a reserve officer and Dexter was always there for me weather it was for back up or just advice! he will forever be in my heart!!!!

Matt Sego
pinckard fire department

April 24, 2013

Four years and I remember it like it was yesterday. You will never be forgotten Dexter!

Dispatcher Brandi Langley
Headland Police Department

April 24, 2013

My brother,
I read every reflection left for you by your loved ones, friends, and brothers and sisters in uniform. It is clear that you were respected and loved by everyone your life crossed paths with. Your brave actions on 4/24/09 speak louder than words ever could. You gave your life while saving someone else's, the life of a brother. There is great honor in that. I admire your loyalty and devotion and will honor you always. Thank you for your service. You will always be in my prayers. Rest easy my brother.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

April 24, 2013

Thinking of you and your family on this eighth anniversary of your e.o.w. date. I know that you have been missed by all that call you beloved, especially your parents. I pray for their solace. You will always be remembered as a dedicated public servant who gave all to protect his community

Thanks to all your freinds and family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 24, 2012


Why did you have to leave so soon?
We had just talked that afternoon.

You were laughing and carrying on,
About your next “money-making” invention.

Had we only known-
That afternoon was going to end so wrong.

Every day you put your life on the line –
Leaving your wife and son behind.

You paid the ultimate price…
Your wife and son represent the supreme sacrifice.

It has been extremely hard to face the fact…
You are gone and never coming back.

A great cop, martial arts teacher, husband, father, friend –
Why did it all have to tragically end?

We will all remember, 3 years ago, to the day…
You were then laid to rest with Honors, in such a glorious way…

For your name and legacy will still live on…
In our memories and in the face of your son, William Cody Hammond.

By April Rockwell (Richardson)
April 24, 2012

April (Richardson) 2nd Degree Black Belt
Student, Friend

April 24, 2012

Miss and Love you Brother, And as always Happy Easter to you to!


April 24, 2012

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