Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Timothy Williamson

We are so sorry for the loss of your family member and friend. He had a long dedicated career and we appreciate all he gave.

Darlene Newton
friend of Story County Sheriff's Office

October 29, 2014

Rest in Peace Brother

Cpl. B.P. SULLIVAN (Ret)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

October 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with D/S Williamson's family, blood and badge. Gone, But Never Forgotten.

Ofc and Mrs. James Deen
Redstone Arsenal Police Dept.

October 29, 2014


Ret Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

October 29, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 29, 2014

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Butler County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


October 29, 2014

Dep Williamson, you will never be forgotten, but always remembered as a true hero. RIP our friend.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

October 29, 2014

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

October 29, 2014

Rest in peace my brother of blue.

Officer J. Rhodes
Maize Police Department

October 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy John Timothy Williamson. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God.
Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Butler County, Alabama will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Final Salute

VIPS 750 Jeff Claybern
Alexandria Kentucky Police Department

October 29, 2014

Rest with God Deputy Sheriff Williamson. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for you family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

October 29, 2014

My heart breaks for your family and friends. Please know you are all in my prayers and thoughts as another Hero earns his wings.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

October 29, 2014

RIP Brother. Job well done...HEROES NEVER prayers for you, your family and your agency. God Bless You John

Philip Callas, Detective Retired Secaucus, NJ PD

October 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends & coworkers....thank you for your service to your country...RIP Deputy Williamson

Val Naugle

October 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones.
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

October 29, 2014

Thoughts and prayers are with D/S Williamson's family.At such a difficult time.

Ret.Inv.George Yekich
Ret.CCSD Fugitive Unit

October 29, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriff's Office

October 29, 2014

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

New Visions Criminal Justice Class of 2015
Syracuse, New York

October 29, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

October 29, 2014

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 29, 2014

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

October 29, 2014

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Tim Williamson, friends, Sheriff Kenny Harden and the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and alway. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

October 29, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please take care of his family and know our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and agency.

Undersheriff, John Wisemore
Chelan County Sheriff's Office (Washington State)

October 29, 2014

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Williamson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Scott Horne U.S. Postal Inspector
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

October 29, 2014

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to this noble profession as well as to our great nation. You are an example to all of us. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Williamson during this time of tragic loss.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Sr. Ptlmn/K-9 Hndlr Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

October 29, 2014

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