Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Edward Phillips, III

Greenfield Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Reflections for Police Officer William Edward Phillips, III

Rest in peace Officer Phillips.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2020

William you was my best friend and i'm sad that you had to go but i will remember all the fun we had and i will aways remember you in my heart.

close friend

December 6, 2018

love you brother and think of you often and the fun we had growing up you taught me compassion and respect and thank you very much for the many life lessons you provided for me..


January 25, 2014

Officer Phillips and his family remain in my thoughts and prayers. He was a genuinely kind-hearted man that served his community with pride. What a tragic loss.

Dr. Adam Davis

December 19, 2013

Rest In Heavenly Peace

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

September 30, 2013

Does not appear that justice was ever attained in your case because some individuals do not take into consideration all the events that you have missed and will miss. Continue to keep watch over your wife and children, guide them as they continue on in life and wrap your wings around them and protect them. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 30, 2013

Thank you for your selfless service brother! From one Marine and LEO to another, I know you have a special place by God's side guarding the gates of Heaven!

My family prays for the families of all injured and fallen officers. Thank you for your selfless service! God bless those fallen and their families!

September 20, 2013

Thinking of you and your family today. You are remembered for your service to your community and your service to our country in the Corps.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

You are now in the comfort of God. Your memory will not be forgotten at the Greenfield Police Department and with family and friends with the book being made in your Honor and Memory.

Retired, Charles Glidewell
Greenfield Police Dept. & DIS

June 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Phillips. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 17, 2013


We never met, but in your death I have had the pleasure of getting to know your wife & boys. I have no doubt that you were very proud of the family you created with Lesley. I have learned that the woman you married is tough as nails & does not take anyone's crap. She also has a heart of gold & a loyalty to her friends that is very deep. I'm sure you brag to your new buddies on heaven's beat about your family. They have their ups & downs, but they are still surviving. They have found ways to learn to laugh and live again. I know one day they will allow themselves to love again too.

Until we do meet one day - I will continue to be a friend to your family. Please keep an eye on my man up there. Tell stories all you want - because one day - your girls will arrive & then watch out! ;)

To Will's family: Stay strong. Anniversary dates & birthdays are always painful. Be mindful of each other's pain & help pull each other up! You will survive this. I know this because your love for Will is very strong.

ISP Survivor

September 30, 2012

I spent the last week with your son at COPS camp in Wisconsin as his mentor. This was the second year he was in my cabin. You should be proud he is a nice young man. Your wife is doing a good job with him.

Deputy William G. Theep
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2012

Your walking your beat in heaven and the boys and I are walking the streets down hear. Yesterday was one of the hardest days of my life. I looked her in the face and let her know how I felt and what she took away from us. The boys and I are starting the next chapter of our lives. But dont you think for 1 moment we will forget you. We will make you one proud Daddy

Lesley Phillips

August 2, 2011

I had the privilege of being room mates with Ofc Phillips in the police academy. Unfortunately the last time I spoke with him was the day his 2 year old son was born. I remember picking him up from the hospital and taking him out for lunch to celebrate and to catch up on things. Ofc Phillips was dedicated to his job, but more importantly he was dedicated and he loved his wife and children. Rest in Peace brother you will never be forgotten.

K-9 Ofc Parker
Lake County Sheriff Dept

November 18, 2010

The families of 1199 Inc. would like to express our sorrow that Police Officer William Phillips lost his life in the line of duty. Thank you Officer Phillips for your dedication and service to your country as well as to The Greenfield Police Dept. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, brothers and sisters in law enforcement. God's speed.

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

November 10, 2010

I'm sure you're in heaven on a bike ride and trying to get the Lord to organize a football game..You are missed..


October 26, 2010

God's peace and love be to your family. Your watch on earth is now over, rest easy my Brother In Law.

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

October 17, 2010

Rest in Peace, brother Marine and brother officer. Condolences to your family. Semper Fidelis.

Senior Constable R. Collins
Western Australia Police

October 17, 2010

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

Detective Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

October 14, 2010

Thank you for your service. Your Family, Friends and the Greenfield PD willbe in my thoughts and prayers.

CRO Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

October 14, 2010

Thank you for your service to this nation and the state of Indiana. May God Bless and comfort your family, loved ones and the members of the Greenfield Police Dept. Your service and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. G. T. Martin
Collier Co. S.O. (FL)

October 13, 2010

"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


October 12, 2010

Rest in peace Brother.

Melrose Park Police Department

October 12, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

October 11, 2010

RIP Officer Phillips, may your family find peace in knowing that you are a hero and will never be forgotten.

Leo wife and survivor

October 9, 2010

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