Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Ezra Stiltner

Buchanan County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Ezra Stiltner

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 13, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 13, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 20, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 30, 2014

Today, 3 years after their sacrifice, “A” Shift honors Deputy Justus and and Deputy Stiltner by dedicating our watch to them. God bless you men, R.I.P. brothers. NEVER FORGOTTEN.

Sgt. Jason Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

March 13, 2014

Today on the two year anniversary of the sacrifice you both made, "A" Shift honors you by dedicating our watch to Deputy Stiltner and Deputy Justus. You will never be forgotten fellow Sheepdogs.

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford City Police Department

March 13, 2013

Billy, It only seems like yesterday we were sitting around swapping stories about hunting and the great outdoors. You were such a great officer and an amazing person all the way around. From time to time I often remember when I was an officer and you took me under your wing one day because I had no one else to ride with and you showed me the ropes that day. Billy, you are missed each and every day. Each time I sit down behind that console at dispatch around 1600 I'm just waiting to hear Car 21 to central I'll be off duty... I miss you billy.

Joshua Fuller Dispatcher
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

April 22, 2012

It has been one year since your untimely passing. You service and dedication will not be missed.

Dennis Holmes, Senior Officer Specialist
Federal Bureau of Prisons

March 13, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

To the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff William Stiltner, his fellow deputies, and most especially to William:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement 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 William was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers 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. I share your family's anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. As we are fast approaching both their first Christmas without you and your eow anniversary date, they are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of distinquished service William gave to his community and the citizens of Virginia, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 13 , 2011

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

December 23, 2011

RIP brother thank you for your service.

Officer Lisa Rebar
LAPD-Topanga Division

June 4, 2011

Billy, thank you for everything and I will take our laughs and (moke) breaks with me through the rest of my career. A great friend you became and I will miss you dearly.

Deputy Sheriff Todd Hackney
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

May 26, 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 Deputy Stiltner. 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.

Deputy Stiltner, 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)

April 12, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Stiltner,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Deputy Sheriff for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buchanan County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 5, 2011

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

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

March 23, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Enjoy patrol on the streets of heaven.

Police Officer II Dan Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 23, 2011

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

March 22, 2011

R.I.P. Brother you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

melrose park pd

March 22, 2011

GOD speed home to our father!!! speak to god for us, our father; for the rest of us, for the courage to carry on. for a safe journey till WE all meet again. Bless you Brother and your family!!!

PFC Putman

March 21, 2011



March 21, 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

March 21, 2011

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy

March 21, 2011

RIP Deputy Stiltner. You bravely served your county and your Commonwealth. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Officer Dave Lyons
Newport News Int'l Airport Police Department

March 21, 2011

God bless the family, friends & the Department. You were loved by a true American hero. Evil will not survive as long as men like Deputy Stitner we a badge & protect us all. God bless all who are sworn to serve & protect.

Mother of an Officer
Colo Springs P D

March 20, 2011

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

Deputy CA Travis Bird
Fredericksburg, VA

March 19, 2011

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