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Sergeant William Dickerson

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, September 11, 1991

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Reflections for Sergeant William Dickerson

I love and miss my Grandfather so much.

Litina Dean
Grand daughter

April 14, 2024

It has been 32 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice! You continue to be honored as a great man and officer of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Dept. You are truly missed every single day! I will always love you and miss you more than words can express!

Your Loving Daughter.


Laura Dickerson

December 27, 2023

My name is Shawn mullin I was in the new side of the county jail in 91 union sgt dickerson death. however I would like to take a moment to express my self about him.
First of all he has started up a movie day, for any one who kept their part of the cell maintained could watch a movie once a week on Fridays.
However I had no help at the time from my family when I meet sgt dickerson while making his round I have asked him for some help and explained my situation.
In return he said he would help me under one condition! if I didn't give any staff members a hard time and did as I was asked.
I agreed.
The next morning Sgt dickerson mad his round and had a bag of commissary items for me in cladding a full box of ten packs of burglars I was surprised and thankful. I wish he was still around I have never forgotten his kindness. he told me after handing me the bag. don't think this is free. i bought this out of my own pocket only because you asked me.
I have kept my promise to him even after he is gone.
A lot of us was said about his death things has changed. no more movies etc. however a lote of us prayed

Shawn mullin

April 5, 2022

Sgt. Dickerson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wayne County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 11, 2020

You were like an uncle to me, you treated me as though i was your own blood. We've had some great time's on Freeland the working on your brother's boat, the large amounts of fish that had been caught; truly a great man. I'm glad that i've had the pleasure of knowing you and your family. The lessons that you and your brother had tought me, your brother John is still teaching. Your girl's are all grown and pretty as ever, you and your wife raised them well. You will be continuously missed. R.I.P. UNCLE.



September 10, 2016

Sergeant William Dickerson, I did have the pleasure of working with you many times over the years, Jail, Courts and Prisoner Transfer Details. You were without question, a gentleman police officer and one of the best people I've ever known. With honor and respect, rest in peace.

Your Friend Always,
Deputy Jerry Billiter

Deputy Jerry Billiter
Wayne Co. Sheriff

March 15, 2016

Sgt William Dickerson was my Sgt that night when the call and alarm came in upon my arrival Sgt. William Dickerson came stumbling out of the jail cell area he fell to the floor upon my arrival me and another officer drag him to a Secure area where we gave him CPR and transported him to awaiting squad car From DPD to transport him to a local hospital. William Dickerson as I knew him was a Great person to work with- honest, caring and a great man, you will never be forgotten he is always with me. This is my September 11. Thank you Sir.

Chris- Officer
Wayne county sheriff

September 4, 2015

I was not even born when you were killed in the line of duty, but I've heard so many good things about you from the older deputies. God bless your family and may you rest in peace.

Deputy A. Kattan
Wayne County Sheriff Department

August 20, 2015

My name is Krasne V. Taylor, and though I was terminated from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department on May 16th, 1989, I still want to leave a reflective memorial to you and your family. I wrote a book about my experiences in the jail, titled, Within The Walls: The Epitome of A Sheriff's Deputy. Currently, in 2013, I'm working on the sequel, Within The Walls II, that will include William Dickerson's memorial page

Krasne V. Taylor
Old comrade

July 13, 2013

Sgt. Dickerson,
On today, the 21st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wayne County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2012

For those of us who had the honor of learning from you. Thank you. I still remeber seeing you when I left work that night. And for years, I still saw you sitting in your chair in Shift Command. Time has taught me to accept certain things, but that some wounds don't heal. Even though everytime I worked 3-Old, I knew you were smiling watching over us. God needed you at the Pearly Gates to show St. Peter how to get it done (smile). God bless you and your family, you're never forgotten.

Cpl. Steven Collins
Wayne County Sheriff Department

October 5, 2011

I remember. Everyday an incident occurs, we are reminded of you and how you put your life out their for the protection of those in your care. God Bless and be at peace.

Lt. Carol Noeyack
Wayne County Sheriff's Office

October 5, 2011

although i never met you, i was told by many that you were
a great person. so on this aniversary day, continue
to take your rest,we love you but God loves you best.
to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord.

cpl. Derrick Woltz

September 11, 2011

Sarge. you will always live in my heart and memories. You are always be remembered.

Wayne County Sheriff Department

September 10, 2011

Daddy I miss you and will always love you!!!!!!!!!

Wendy Rimmer

September 9, 2011

Your life saved lives. I always told the Officers how dangerous the floors could be in the jail and hopefully they took security seriously and could go home to thier families thanks to you. Your life was not given for nothing. You live in each one of us that walk those floors and and go home to loved ones. Thank you forever.

Sgt. W. Homrocky

July 10, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 11, 2010

Hey Sarg,

Just wanted to let you know that we still miss you


July 20, 2008



March 10, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 26, 2007



July 11, 2007

Even though I had only a year and a half on the job and did not really know him, I felt a tremendous amount of sorrow when Sgt. Dickerson was killed. We were and are one big family. He worked the Midnight shift and I worked the Afternoon shift. I saw him only occasionally. His death was a great loss to all of us. To this day, he is still missed.

Lt. John Harnois
Wayne County Sheriff's Dept.

November 25, 2006

I've heard lots of good things about you. I know that you were a good and dedicated man. I've walked the floors of DIV II and I could feel your presence. You are missed by many.

Officer A. Wagner

May 14, 2006

Even though i never got to serve under your command, i feel i cross your path every night as walk where you walk on your last tour of duty here. You are still remembered fondley. Those who got to work with you are lucky.


December 1, 2005

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