Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William Gruenes

Johnsburg Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, January 24, 2003

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Reflections for Sergeant William Gruenes

RIP Sgt. Gruenes, I had the pleasure working for you side by side. You are one of the most dedicated Officers to ever wear the badge. Many times since your that day, I have reflected on that time and still do in my retirement. I am sure you have seen from above I was injured myself, ending my career early. However never near the ultimate sacrifice you and your family has made to protect and serve the public. Knowing you during this time, I know you are ok in gods hands brother. Until the next time we meet, keep watch over your family, everyone else has the rest. I was happy to see that you have been finally honored in the manner you served, which was never a question in my mind from the day you left us all.

Ofc/Det. Todd Colander
Johnsburg, IL

December 3, 2020

RIP Sgt. Gruenes, I had the pleasure working for you side by side. You are one of the most dedicated Officers to ever wear the badge. Many times since your that day, I have reflected on that time and still do in my retirement. I am sure you have seen from above I was injured myself, ending my career early. However never near the ultimate sacrifice you and your family has made to protect and serve the public. Knowing you during this time, I know you are ok in gods hands brother. Until the next time we meet, keep watch over your family, everyone else has the rest. I was happy to see that you have been finally honored in the manner you served, which was never a question in my mind from the day you left us all.

Ofc/Det. Todd Colander
Johnsburg, IL

December 3, 2020

Sergeant Gruenes' story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-08-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

February 8, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary year of your death. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2016

Sgt. Gruenes,
Sir, it has taken over 13 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnsburg. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 18, 2016

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