Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Hauley Coleman

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Hauley Coleman

My thoughts and prayers to Deputy Coleman's Wife & Family. Such tragic deaths bring heartbreak to all family & co-workers. Rest in peace brother, and may the perpetual light shine upon you. Patrol the gates of Heaven

Belia Fessenden
#112 Retired/Pinal COSO-Arizona

May 10, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers for the family and Dept of Deputy Sheriff, William Coleman. Thank you for your service.

Jeffrey Wolf Training Director/Lt.
Western Region Detention Facility- SD

April 20, 2012

This is such a tragedy to both the family and the community. Deputy Coleman was a great father and also very active in his community. Thank you for your service and you will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Deputy Coleman.

Officer Josh Wrich
Maricopa County Sheriffs Office

April 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Coleman. God Bless you for your sacrifice. I hope that your family will one day find peace. As a survivor, I know that they will one day rejoice in your life, as painful as this time is for them. And I know that you will watch over them, all the days of their lives.

Kimberly Towey
Surviving daughter

March 18, 2012

Rest in Peace my brother, we have the Watch, keep an eye on us down here still walkin the beat, as you walk yours in Heaven

Brother in Blue, Phoenix PD

March 7, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of all comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join you in your agonizing grief & remember you in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

March 2, 2012

My heart goes out to the family, friends and co-workers of this brave Officer. May God bring you peace and a speedy closure to this tragic event. I rest in comfort knowing the murderer has been killed and will never harm another person. Please remember, our brother will ALWAYS be a HERO and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR P.D.

March 1, 2012

Deputy Coleman,
Your Heroism and Service will be Honored Forever. Your memory will live and will you continue to inspire. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.
Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you. Your family is in my embrace today.
Rest In Peace my Friend.

Lieutenant George Monroe Retired
Pulaski County Sheirff Dept.

February 24, 2012

Rest in peace brother. I pray for peace of mind and strength for your family friends and co-workers.

Sgt. Matt Allen
Granville PD Granville, WV

February 19, 2012

Rest in peace bother. God bless you and your family.

Officer J. Edwards
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
Savannah, Georgia

February 18, 2012


S/Deputy Smigelski
Alpena County Sheriff Office

February 13, 2012

RIP brother, you will not be forgotten.

Ptlmn. J. Murray (Ret.)
Chicago Police Dept.

February 11, 2012

It is now February 8, 2012, one month since my brother Deput William 'Bill ' Coleman was gunned down in the line of duty.

We miss you Bill more than words could ever say. As I read through the other "Heros" lost defending their family and community my heart aches for them as well.

Watch over us Bill like you always have and we will take care of Beth and the kids for you.

Julie Young Sister to my fallen hero, Bill..

Julie Young

February 8, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Coleman. 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 Coleman, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

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

February 6, 2012

Father God, bless this HERO Officers family with strength, peace, and comfort, that only YOU can provide. Bless the Department family as they cope with the loss. Be there, Lord, as they cry out to You in the midnight hour. Cause them to know that You are there and will never leave their side. I paise You and honor You, Lord, for hearing this prayer. In Jesus' Matchless Name, Amen.

Michael Cubberly, Disabled / Retired - HCDOC
Member: Honor Legion Police Departments of the State of NJ

February 4, 2012

Deputy Coleman,

I never had the opportunity to work with you, but I've heard stories from my partners in Mesa. Rest in peace; we'll take the watch from here.

J. M. Haworth P11577
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2012

Deputy Sheriff William Coleman, thank you for your service. You are gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your service in my county.

Daniel O, Civilian

January 31, 2012

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

January 25, 2012

May Saint Michael lead you into paradise.
May those who have gone before you welcome you into thier arms and take you to the throne of GOD.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

Ptl,Thomas West
McKeesport Pa. PD

January 24, 2012

Rest in peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI

January 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 21, 2012

As I finally have time to review the many reflections of concerned people I will offer my own.
I have been a first hand observer of the many friends,relatives,officers,citizens who are reaching out to my daughter and her family. This outpouring of support through actions,and prayers only affirms my belief that that there are good people being served by the men and women who pledged to protect us. We underestimate how much they do for us until a tragedy like this gives us a "wake up call."
Thankyou to all of you who serve us seems inadequate.May God always look after you and your families and keep you safe.

Jan Volz (Deputy Coleman's mother-in-law
Beth Coleman's Mom

January 20, 2012

Bill, you were an awesome friend and a person I am glad i was able to meet in my life. You will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to Beth, Connor and Haley.

RIP Bill

LCpl Michael Shoemaker
United States Marine Corps

January 20, 2012

Rest in Peace, my brother in blue.

Denver Sheriff Department

January 19, 2012

My thought this in the family of our Brother in rms, that God fill them of blessings and that they exceed their lost.

SGT Javier A. Rivera, badge 8-11808
Puerto Rico Police Department

January 19, 2012

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