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.

To the family and friends of Officer Torbit, his fellowofficers, and most especially to Officer Torbit:

We honor your service to your community as a police officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Torbit was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers and officers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To William's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. With the anniversary day and your first Christmas without your beloved, I know this is a very difficult time.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service William gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 9, 2011

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 19, 2011

Rest With God Brother

SPC Michael Gaffney
U.S. Army Military Police

November 22, 2011

Rest in Peace

Chief Doug Storie
Otis PD, Kansas

November 21, 2011

May you rest in peace cousin. I regret I never got the chance to meet you. Your family I know you were a great officer, it runs in our blood. Condolences to all.

P/O A.Carroll
Newark P.D

November 17, 2011

I will never forget OFFICER WILLIAM TORBIT, JR. who died in the line of duty. I was there when he was brought to the Medical Examiners Office in Baltimore, Maryland. The pain, the disappointment, and dis-belief on his face will be embedded in my mind until I die. May GOD BLESS this young, POLICE OFFICER and the Citizens of Baltimore that he was sworn to protect and serve.

Lieutenant Stan Harmon
Crisfield Police Dept.

August 21, 2011


What can I say. You were a great man, fun to always be around, and was a loving person. To even hear the words that you have past was and still is a shocker for me. I know that you are in heaven making everyone laugh with your jokes and ways.

I am honoring you by writing a paper on Fallen Heroes that were Killed in the Line of Duty. I know that you would like it. I'm continuing to send my prayers to your family and friends!

Miss you dearly!!!!


Friend of the Family

April 9, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Officer Torbit. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for William, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember William's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that William's life was about so much more than the way he died. William will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Torbit, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

March 8, 2011

My deepest sympathys to family and fellow officers.Rest In Peace.

Christina Brookhart
Mother of Deputy Don McCutcheon EOW 2/8/2010

March 6, 2011

Will: you will be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for being such a good friend to my family and an even better officer keeping the streets of Baltimore safe.

PO Peele

March 1, 2011

This could have happened to any one of us trying to do the right thing and just simply do our job. I hope the shooter realizes this and knows that people WILL forgive him. I know I do. Our condolences to William's family. His death will not be in vain. It teaches many other officers all around the country, if not the world, to take extra precautions and see the dangers involved in police work. Rest in Peace! You're a hero in our eyes!

Police Officer Ruben Trejo
El Paso Police Department, Texas

February 27, 2011

Rest in peace officer Torbit. You were in plaincloths but responed to a 10-33 like any good officer would.


February 13, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

February 8, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

February 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Will!!! Gone but NEVER Forgotten!!!

Sgt. T. Brown

February 3, 2011

RIP brother. A blue ribbon has been placed around a tree in my yard in honor of your sacrifice.

Cpl. Julia Gilroy
MCPD Maryland

January 31, 2011

May You Rest Peacefully! God Bless You!

Patrol Officer
WPPD, Colorado

January 26, 2011

Dear Lord, law enforcement is not an easy task to do,
Yet, there are many who choose to wear the shield.
They serve each day, to the oaths they swore are true,
Protecting and serving, a safer, better world to build.

Lord now we gather to pay our deepest honor,
To those of ours officers, killed in the line of duty.
It matters not the style of shield they wore,
Only that they served with pride, and honor.

Lord all that matters is that they were one of us,
Serving wherever needed, richest mansion to dirtiest alley.
Confident and proud, highly honored by the peoples trust,
So they carried a shield, mindful of all their sacred duties.

Lord you have called several of ours home to glory,
The race with life for them is now done.
Peace, blessed peace, in safety, forever now with Thee,
Welcome rest, now in heaven for all of eternity.

May time never erase the sacrifices that were made,
May no officer ever fall alone, to lie cold in their grave .
May those of us still serving, remember well the price they paid,
May their memories stand forever as those who went down brave.

Lord give us courage to carry on, to still live and care,
To not be vengeful or bitter, to simply trust Your word it true.
May we always cover with pride the shield we wear,
To honor all fallen officers, whom we now commend to you.

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

January 25, 2011

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Rest in Peace may the Lord be with your family and loved ones.

Lead Border Patrol Agent- Detroit Sector
US Border Patrol

January 24, 2011

Officer Torbit,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 22, 2011

You fought the good fight, rest in peace Brother. May God show his mercy and grace on your family, friends, and coworkers.

Det. John Creamer
Daytona Beach Police

January 21, 2011

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Baltimore Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Off. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Ret. Haverford Police

January 21, 2011

To Will we spoke as we came to work on this tragic night. When i said "see you later", as you got off the elevator never in my widest dream would I have thought "later" would never come.

I still come to work and expect to hear you yell "hey G-Man". You are going to be truly missed. I will never forget you my brother. R.I.P.


Det Frank Gaskins
BPD Friend

January 21, 2011

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother William, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Rio Rancho Police Department

January 21, 2011

God bless Officer Torbit, all he stood for & his valor. The peace of Christ to his family, friends &a grieving Department.

Mom of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PD

January 20, 2011

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Torbit.

While no one who wears a badge wants to be put into such a situation, you put yourself into the line of fire to protect those whom you might not have even known despite the danger. While I did not have the privilege to have known him personally, I am certain that he has found a place in heaven.

Rest in peace my friend; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Police Officer Ryan McNeil
Medicine Lodge (KS) Police Department

January 20, 2011

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