Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Thomas "Bill" Bauer

Wyoming Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, August 6, 2010

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Thomas "Bill" Bauer

Chief Bauer thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!

Del Rio Police Department (Texas)

August 12, 2010

Rest easy now my Brother In Law, your watch on earth is over. I pray God's love and mercy be with your families in the difficult years to come.

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

August 11, 2010

God Bless you sir.

Rick F.
Ret. CO

August 11, 2010

May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead. Rest easy brother we will take it from here.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

August 10, 2010

RIP Chief Bauer. I did not know Chief Bauer, but I visited the small town several times. Everyone in town was always nice. I camped at a campground several miles away from Wyoming, IL and I know the citizens of Wyoming will miss him.

Deputy Allen Kisler
Johnson County Sheriff's Office (KS)

August 10, 2010

On behalf of the 6,192 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Chief Bauer’s family as well as the members of the Wyoming Police Department. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

August 10, 2010



August 10, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

August 9, 2010

To the family, friends, and brothers in blue,we share your lost of Chief Bill Bauer. His service and duty of community and country will be missed. God Bless.

Director Norman Griffin
Midway Airport Parking Center DPS

August 9, 2010

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

August 9, 2010

1199 Inc. families would like to express our sorrow that Chief Bill Bauer has lost his life in the line of duty. To your family, friends, as well as the Wyoming Police Department, Illinois, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know your friends in law enforcement will make sure your children know how important you were to your community and law enforcement family. May God bless all those left behind.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

August 9, 2010

Wars come and go, but my soldiers (Chief william Bauer), they remain eternal.

Adrian Murphy

August 9, 2010

Chief Bauer, you were a great cop and big help to the town of Wyoming, you were the most dedicated policeman i ever known, u always made calls even when ya weren't on duty. you helped a lot of people and were always there to listen to problems and make people smile, even in the worst of times, you have touched many many lives of people far and wide, and our lives wont be the same without you. heck im havin a hell of a time now trying to make this a reality. it so does not seem real that you are gone, we miss and love you Chief you may be gone but you never will be forgotten buddy, i love you man

Fireman Ryan Snider, wife-Brandi n boys
Wyoming Fire Dept/Friends

August 9, 2010

Chief Bauer, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

August 9, 2010

Rest In Peace

Bruce Cole
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office (Louisiana)

August 9, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Chief William T. Bauer and the Wyoming Police Department during this time. Thank you, Chief Bauer, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

August 9, 2010

My sincerest condolences to Chief Bauer's family, colleagues, and the people of Wyoming, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Officer Jerome Healy
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

August 9, 2010

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Chief of Police William Bauer as well as to the Wyoming Police Department. Rest in peace Chief Bauer, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 9, 2010

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
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 silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

August 9, 2010

Rest In Peace.

U.S. Marshals

August 9, 2010

Chief Bauer,

Rest in peace sir.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

August 9, 2010

Chief Bill Bauer's Family, Friends and all the Units that knew him are in my Prayers, thoughts and have my Heartfelt Sympathy. Thank YOU for Your Service my Brother. So very Sorry. God Bless

Kentucky Retired

August 9, 2010

To the family and friends of Chief William T. Bauer,

We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.

Respectfully submitted,
Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

Session 49
Zone Five Police Academy, NY

August 9, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Chief Bill Bauer, and the Wyoming 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. Chief Bauer, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 9, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Chief Bauer and may they know you will never be forgotten. Thank you Chief Bauer for your dedicated service to the people of Illinois and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

August 9, 2010

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