Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William James Leahy

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, June 6, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer William James Leahy

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when William died as a result of illness resulting from his heroic actions in the aftermath of 9/11.

To the Leahy family, fellow officers, and all who call William beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that that you receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Leahy gave to his community and the citizens of New York and New Jersey, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 6, 2019. We shall never forget our 9/11 heroes.

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

September 9, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Leahy during this time of tragic and painful loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

July 9, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer William Leahy, Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue!

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2019

Officer Leahy, you served for many years and suffered for many years. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

June 24, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer William Leahy on their loss. Thank you for serving our country and may you rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 23, 2019

Officer Leahy has gone home to be with our Heavenly Father. May God be with him and his friends and family here on earth. Officer Leahy died a true hero. He answered the call to duty on 9/11 when needed. What braver action can one man take than to lay down his life for his fellow man. Rest In Peace Officer Leahy, you will not be forgotten.

Ret. Off. JR Neary
East LA, CA

June 21, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 17, 2019

The Abilene Police Department extends their condolences to the coworkers and family of Police Officer William Leahy. Your service to community spans many years, for which we are grateful. We pray comfort to those left behind who mourn this loss.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

June 17, 2019

Officer Leahy,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 16, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 15, 2019

Rest in peace Ofc. Leahy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the PAPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

June 15, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

June 13, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

June 12, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

June 12, 2019

I worked at JFK International Airport for years and I've known this man. He's a great person my heart goes out to his family.

Raul Acevedo

June 12, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Leahy. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York.

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

June 11, 2019

Rest in peace Officer William Leahy!
Thank you for your service.
Prayer and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

June 11, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother

Sgt. CCB (Ret)
USPP

June 11, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer William J. Leahy during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer William J. Leahy.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

June 11, 2019

God Bless you Police Officer William Leahy, ❤️may you rest In Peace knowing you made the New Jersey area a safer place for people to live, and thank you for your service with Port Authority of New York and for your help in New York during that horrible day of 09/11/01. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices and are so saddened by this terrible news. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 11, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Officer William and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Port Authorities NY/N Police Department, New York . May he Rest In Peace. May our and Savior, Give those who suffer, Peace of mind and understanding of the Sacrifice He gave. (RIP Brother we will take your Watch)

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvania

June 11, 2019

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

Lt. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

June 11, 2019

RIP, Officer Leahy. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

June 11, 2019

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

June 11, 2019

Any lost law officer is tragic, & those lost due to illness acquired while heroically supporting & protecting our Country are the definition of Hero. The word is being diluted by those seeking acclaim for their own purpose, & sadly our true heros need more, not diluted support. Your loved one is a true hero...God Bless him & you.

Civilian
Uncle is a sergeant in Whittier PD.

June 11, 2019

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