Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective William J. Holfester

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 22, 2008

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Reflections for Detective William J. Holfester

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family and the brave men and women of NYPD...and yet another hero reminds us of that fateful time.

Sgt Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

June 1, 2009

God speed brother.You are a True Hero.

Ofc. K. McGee

May 31, 2009

Rest in peace brother and may GOD bless your family and the NYPD.

Tpr. A. Forsyth
Louisiana State Police

May 31, 2009

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Detective William Holfester~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the srength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you & rest in peace, Det Holfester.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen Michigan P.O. eow 2004

May 29, 2009

Hero!!!! God Bless you and your family. May you have eternal peace sir.

Ross County Ohio Deputy Sheriff

May 29, 2009

How could we know that after the horrific tragedy of 9-11 we would continue to lose our heros who so bravely dug by hand to rescue their friends, brothers, civilians and commrades. We will continue to relieve this tragedy for many years to come. Thank you for your service and protection. We will never forget! God Bless and Godspeed.


May 28, 2009

Thank you all so much for the beautiful reflections.

Michelle Holfester (Wife)

May 28, 2009

Rest, brother.

Cpl Steve Headley
Mishawaka,IN police

May 27, 2009

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

May 27, 2009

Rest in Peace Sir. Thank you for your service and dedication to duty.

Pablo Hernandez Jr.
U.S. Border Patrol

May 27, 2009

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective William Holfester, and the New York City P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Detective Holfester, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

May 27, 2009

Now that you have been united with all our brothers and sisters who also gave their all in serving God's children at the scene of 911 know you will never be forgotten nor will your dedication and honor in your service. Yor family will be cared for by those brothers and sisters left behind. One day we will all be with you in His heavenly kingdom serving His children there as you are now. Until then, rest in peace, give Jesus a hug for us all still here. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

May 26, 2009

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective William Holfester as well as to the New York City Police Department. Rest in peace Detective Holfester, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda Fl

May 26, 2009

Rest in peace brother. You will be missed but never forgotten...
For those of us that were there in the days and months after the attacks, not a day goes by that I don't think about my health and all the stuff I breathed in and what it may do to me. Another hero taken from us all to soon. Rest in peace brother, rest in peace....

Sergeant Chris DiToro

May 26, 2009

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten............

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

May 26, 2009

To Detective William Holfester, to all family members and friends who call him beloved, and to his law enforcement family:

I was sorry to learn of William's death and extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you have suffered. Words are insufficient to describe the sadness I feel for the Holfester family. May you find comfort in your faith and the support of the law enforcement community.

There are many police survivors who share this same journey with you, and that community will be there to support you. William's memory will be forever honored and revered as a 9/11 hero.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service William gave to his community and the citizens of New York and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 22, 2008.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD, eow 4/24/05


May 26, 2009

Detective Holfester thank you for your willingness to serve your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 26, 2009



May 25, 2009

Rest in peace thoughts are with your family and the brave men and women of NYPD...and yet another hero reminds us of that fateful time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

May 25, 2009

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Detective Holfester. God Bless him for his service to NYPD. Rest in Peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

May 25, 2009

Thank-you for your brave service to New York City. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Md.

May 25, 2009

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

Gordon Hobbs
NC Game Warden

May 24, 2009



May 24, 2009

Detective Holfester,
You have joined so many other heroes whose lives were taken by the terrorists on 9-11-01. You and your service will never be forgotten. Thanks for fighting against the war on terrorism by continuing your work in the days following that awful day. Rest in peace sir! I pray your family is finding some peace in their memories of you.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

May 24, 2009

Rest in peace Detective Holfester!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

May 24, 2009

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