Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William Ronald Mast, Jr.

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Ronald Mast, Jr.

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 29, 2021

So proud of William and he will never be forgotten on this earth by us and definitely never in Heaven! Prayers for the family.


July 26, 2020

He was my uncle I loved him so much I was very young when he died and I still tear up when I talk about him


March 4, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Mast, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 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 17, 2018

Dear Paige and Hunter: As that fateful anniversary approaches, I am finding myself thinking how lucky we are to have had wonderful people such as William in our lives, even if only for a short while. I didn't know him personally, but yet I did, as we are all loving brothers and sisters, and the pain is always there. I was very proud to sit in the annex gym in the church in Boone, and weep as the State Trooper spoke. GOD gave us a wonderful man, and he is not forgotten. My warmest thoughts go out to you, Hunter and all the family.

Coroner (Retired) Keith P. Von Qualen
Livingston Co (Illinois) Coroners Office

July 10, 2017

I remember this it was aweful to know that so young and expecting his life was taken by a douchbag that had nothing else better to do I may not like all the popo where I live but I WOULD NEVER hurt one of them and I respect the ones who don't let the badge and privlage not RIGHT go to there head. We lost a officer I'm not sure how to put them up here but I did respect him

Civilian Becca H

March 12, 2017

Had the opportunity to listen to your wife talk about you in a class this week. Never had the chance to meet you but your courage and strength carry on through her. Thank you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch from here.

Police Officer
Police Officer/North Carolina

April 8, 2016

I didn't know you but I do know of your sacrifice. Thank you for bravely and unselfishly serving. Although your physical presence is not here you live on fully and mightily through the witness you left behind, your story. What a precious testament of what God done and is Still doing through your life! God takes a life, a portrait of doom snd despair, changes it, painting it beautiful. That masterful artist breathes life into His work even now, reaching others. Your work here on earth is not done, you serve now in the highest of all callings, increasing Gods kingdom, reaching the unreached through your story! I pray your family finds comfort in knowing how powerful your work in Christ is still alive today, no less than before God called you home in His presence.

Tonya Proffitt, former Reserve Sgt
JCSD formerly

October 20, 2015

May you rest in peace and thank you for all you did as a law enforcement officer.

Security officer Jeff Pearson
Guard one Security service of American

September 8, 2015

Miss you so much! I'll like you for always. I'll love you forever. As long as I'm living my baby you'll be.


January 12, 2015

what's so bad is that the obituary on this scum portrayed him to be an upstanding citizen, instead of reporting the truth that he was a no good cop killer that commited suicide.

Capt. J.Presley (retired)

February 1, 2013

Deputy Mast will always be remembered.


January 23, 2013

Deputy Mast,

Thank You for what you did for my family and for your service to your community. May your family find peace in knowing you truly were a son of God, and through you, his work was done.

" Taps "

Day is done. Gone the Sun.
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky. All is well.
Safely rest. God is nigh.

Deputy Sheriff
South Carolina

January 19, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Not a day goes by where I do not think of you my friend. Your friendship and dedication to your family and your chosen profession will truly be cherished. I tear up when I think of you no longer being with us, but I follow the tears with a smile when I think of seeing you again walking the streets of GLORY! Rest in peace my brother!

Lieutenant Darrin Tolbert
Appalachian State University Police Department

December 17, 2012

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

There is not a day that goes by that I dont think about you. I miss you buddy, but we will see another again!

Watauga Police Officer
Watauga County Law Enforcement Officer

October 6, 2012

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


U.S. Border Patrol

September 18, 2012

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 Deputy Mast was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

My son was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005, and he too was awaiting the birth of his first child. There is such heartbreak in knowing that a child will be born without his father to guide him because of another person's evilness. I will keep your family in my prayers, and wish you many blessed days with the baby.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Deputy William Mast gave to his community and the citizens of my home state of North Carolina and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 26, 2012.

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

September 15, 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

September 4, 2012

I remember when William was born, his folks so proud setting in church with him. I saw him grow and become a very bright, energetic and outstanding law enforcement officer. I'll miss him, but I'll miss that smile more than anything! Rest In Peace My Friend!

DWI Court Monitor
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

August 23, 2012

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

Retired Special Agent

August 18, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Mast. I am so sorry for your loss, especially for the new baby. May he/she grow up knowing that their father sacrificed his life so that we can all live in safety, knowing that these brave men and women are out there. I pray that your pain is easing and that joyful memories of Officer Mast fill your thoughts.

Y. Wendy Norris RN

August 16, 2012

Godspeed Deputy. We thank you for your sacrifice and my heart and prayers go out to your family

Officer's Daughter
Sioux Falls Police Department

August 14, 2012

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