Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Billy Meador

Torrance County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1933

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Billy Meador

Billy Meador was my uncle. My mom, Geraldine Gail Meador Butler, was 16 years old when her older brother was killed. My grandfather, William Rexford Meador, was the county sheriff. My grandmother, Mary Ethel Clark Meador, found out by accident when my grandfather's telephone call was sent by the local switchboard in Estancia to their house instead of where he wanted the phone call to go. Both my grandparents never could talk to me about his death nor did I feel comfortable in asking them about his death. My mom explained to me. I was not born until 1943 but still get sad over my grandparents' and mother's loss.

To the officers who risk their lives daily, thank you.

Barbara Gail Butler Rust
niece

August 26, 2020

Billy Meador was my uncle. My mom, Geraldine Gail Meador Butler, was 16 years old when her older brother was killed. My grandfather, William Rexford Meador, was the county sheriff. My grandmother, Mary Ethel Clark Meador, found out by accident when my grandfather's telephone call was sent by the local switchboard in Estancia to their house instead of where he wanted the phone call to go. Both my grandparents never could talk to me about his death nor did I feel comfortable in asking them about his death. My mom explained to me. I was not born until 1943 but still get sad over my grandparents' and mother's loss.

To the officers who risk their lives daily, thank you.

Barbara Gail Butler Rust
niece

August 26, 2020

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

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

July 29, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Meador,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Torrance County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 29, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

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

December 20, 2012

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 12, 2012

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