Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Henry Torbit, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer William Henry Torbit, Jr.

May God bless and comfort the family of Officer Torbit. Rest in peace sir.

Sister of GSP Trooper

January 11, 2011

God bless my family when I am away,

Leave the lights on I'll return from harms way,

Grant me courage and strength to protect others each day,
So they live in peace without worry, fear or dismay,

Bless those who have fallen given their life for another
May their spirit live on from then and forever,

Return me home to my family at the end of each night,
May I pass through the door before the morning's first light,

Shall I give my life for another before the dawn breaks today,

God bless my family when I am away.

Deputy S. Mackey
El Paso County Sheriff's Office - Colorado

January 10, 2011



January 10, 2011

Thank you foryour service Officer.

Rest in peace.

James Clendening
Glades County Sheriffs Office (FL)

January 10, 2011

What a tragedy for all involved. Rest in peace Sir.

K. McGee

January 10, 2011

Rest in peace Officer Torbit. You served the citizens of Baltimore well. My deepest sympathy is extended to his family, friends, and fellow officers.

Maryland citizen

January 10, 2011

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

January 10, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Officer Torbit Jr.God bless him for his service to the Baltimore Police Department. Rest in peace sir, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

January 10, 2011

Brother,I can't believe your gone. You were one of the best and I know god has welcomed you with open arms. RIP.

Will Ackiss retired Baltimore city
Baltimore city Pd

January 10, 2011



January 10, 2011

Im so sorry to hear of your loss. You are truly a hero and thank you serving our city. You died a hero and you will never be forgotten. Your brother and sisters in blue with take it from here. GOD BLESS you, your family, friends and fellow officers. REST IN PEACE NOW!!!


January 10, 2011

It's sad, so sad
It's a sad, sad situation
And it's getting more and more absurd
It's sad, so sad
Why can't we talk it over
Oh it seems to me
That sorry seems to be the hardest word
Quote:From Elton John

Adrian Murphy

January 10, 2011

May the angels of heaven be with you and may you rest in peace.

Rick Weikle
Federal Bureau of Prisons (retired)

January 10, 2011

Officer Torbit, may you rest in peace. May God bless you, your family and all of the officers involved in this horrible accident.

A Texas StreetCop #614

A Texas StreetCop #614

January 10, 2011

Are hearts are broken once again...we grieve with all of you as you are forced to live without your beloved Officer Wlliam Torbit Jr. We will keep you in continued prayer and will ask Our Great and merciful Lord to comfort you and give you the peace that He has William home safe with Him. The hope is that you will see William once again in Heaven. Will honer and respect Officer Torbit Jr. we thank you for your bravery and sacrifice and service. You will Never be Forgotten

Kathy stevenson wife of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

January 10, 2011

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

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

January 10, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Lisa Beam
Mahoning County Sheriff, Ohio

January 10, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Torbit today and always... Rest in Peace Sir...

Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

January 10, 2011

Rest in peace my friend.

"Pistol" Pete

Officer Peter M. Haduch Jr. (Ret.)
Baltimore City Police Department

January 10, 2011

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland COunty Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 10, 2011

There are no words that I can comfort you with. I am just so sorry that you have to go through this. I would not wish this pain on anyone. Thank you for your sacrifice Mr. Torbitt. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Portz - sister of Tommy Portz BPD
End of Watch 10/20/2010

January 10, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Police Officer William H. Torbitt. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

January 10, 2011

For Police Officer William H. Torbitt:

The duty of the law officer is to protect others. In the life of a law officer, sooner or later, intervening a serious police matter is almost inevitable. Circumstances sometimes demand immmediate action, and things can go wrong suddenly and without time to exhibit a police ID or announce the law officer's presence for all to hear. This incident involving our brother Bill is as serious as it can get. Responding officers act on what is ingrained in them though experience, and the worst occurred - the horror of slaying a fellow law officer. The presence of a firearm in the hands of another is always high-tension to the arriving officers. We act or we can die. We regret what has happened to Bill in this incident, and as all veteran officers know it is slated to happen again - most regretfully. Our best defense is training, though it will reduce future and similar occurences it will not eliminate them. Ever.

We pray for Bill's family, friends, co-workers and all who care about him. We sincerely feel the certain pain that will be endured by those officers involved in this horrific and sad situation. May they all be ready to reach-out to one another in the days ahead.

I am proud to render Officer William Tobitt a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

January 10, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

January 10, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. Watch over your fellow officers as they continue on with the watch. My condolences to your Family and the Baltimore City PD.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

January 10, 2011

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