Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William P. Bosak

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, March 3, 1979

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Reflections for Patrolman William P. Bosak

I wish I would have met you. I knew your brother Bob and loved him. I can still remember this day. Just wanted you to know you are a true hero and I am thinking about you and your partner today and you will never be forgotten.

Chief Dan Dempsey
Lynwood Police

November 29, 2022

Happy Birthday Bill Your family loves you and misses you everyday

Your Wife Imogene Bosak

March 20, 2022

Officer Bosack, I was reminded of you today as the Chicago news stations carried a story about the CPD horse, Bosack, named in your honor. I also remembered our days at Fenger High School. I was very saddened on the day your watch ended. You left behind many people who loved you and will never forget you. Like so many brave men and women of the CPD you died serving others and will forever be remembered as the hero you were. RIP Bill.

Michael E. Fryzel
Fenger High School Classmate

November 11, 2021

Thinking of you today March 3 1979 was the day that changed our life forever Your 2 daughters are Great and you have 4 grandchildren We talk about you all the time We love you and always will ❤️

Imogene Bosak

March 3, 2021

Happy Birthday Billy in Heaven we miss you everyday Love Imogenebosak

Wife Imogenebosak

March 20, 2019

Patrolman Bosak,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 3, 2019

Today on the 39th anniversary of your sacrifice more than a dozen officers gathered at 1600 hrs, the time of your sacrifice, at the location you were murdered. Many of those officers were not even born at that time. We will never forget the sacrifice of you and your partner.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 3, 2018

The death sentence of you and your friend's killer were commuted by Ryan apparently because of the disturbingly high amount of exonerations in the state.


October 9, 2017

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Officer V Cole
Phoenix PD

January 29, 2017

I'm not going to say anything about the governor. I'm gonna ask something else. How the hell did your killer stall his execution long enough. Some people who committed terrible crimes at the same time you were murdered or even after that were executed but your killer made it. I don't understand, how do psychopathic serial killers like John Wayne gacy and andrew kokoraleis get executed while your killer makes it. By that standard, he should have executed about a year after gacy.

Your killer was almost as worthy (and guilty) for death as that sick animal Gacy. In my mind, deliberately killing 2 police officers is pretty close in evil as being a serial killer. (Not to diminish the pain and suffering of gacys victims)


July 25, 2016

Happy Fathers Day from your family. We love you and think about you everyday.

Imogene Nosak

June 19, 2016

Thinking of you on your birthday Love your family

Love Imogene
Your wife

March 20, 2015

Thoughts and prayers are with you forever.

Kara Hanley Ford, Daughter of retired CPD

July 2, 2014

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bosak. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Remembering you on your BIRTHDAY March 20,1945. Your family LOVES YOU and MISSES YOU everyday. Love Your Wife

Imogene Bosak

March 19, 2012

May you rest in Peace....

Ret.Sgt J.Dempsey
Riverdale PD

March 7, 2012

33 years ago was a very sad day for the Bosak family. Saturday March 3rd 1979 changed our lives forever. We miss him and love him.

Imogene Bosak

March 3, 2012

rest in peace and god bless you.we remember you today


March 3, 2012

Thanks for remembering my husband. His family misses him everyday.

Imogene Bosak

February 15, 2012

PO Bosak and PO Van Schak worked for my father in Dist. 22 when this injustice happened. I heard him cry at night over this shooting and the loss of two brave men. Kenneth Allen is the thug who did this shooting and shame on our government for not stopping him sooner. He should not have been on the streets when this happened. May god continue to watch over your families. thank you for watching and protecting us.

daughter of Lt. Robert Hanley

October 5, 2011

The double murder of you and your partner serve as an example how the most routine police work can end in tragedy. When I was a rooke patrolman I served in the district where you were killed and spoke with officers who worked that day. Please know both of you will never be fogotten even after 32 years. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

March 10, 2011

Thank you for your bravery, honor, service, and ultimate sacrifice. You will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! May God bless your family and friends.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

March 18, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes love or respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I regret your family was denied justice by Gov. Ryan.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 3, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this anniversary date. Three decades have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

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

March 3, 2009

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Bosek. You are not forgotten.

Chicago P.D.


August 27, 2008

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