Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John K. Williams

Coralville Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 2022

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Reflections for Sergeant John K. Williams

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

August 3, 2022

Dad - I miss you. Thank you for serving so faithfully for 28 years. We will continue your legacy of honor, respect, and integrity. Rest in the arms of Jesus. I love you.

Civilian Brandon Williams
N/A

August 2, 2022

To the family and friends of Sergeant John Williams, I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Sergeant Williams will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 24, 2022

Rest in Peace Sergeant Williams. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

July 21, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 18, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Williams. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Coralville Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 18, 2022

Sgt. Williams,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

July 17, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE

July 17, 2022

Sergeant Williams, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 10, 2022

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Milo Long
N/a

July 9, 2022

Rest In Peace, Sgt Williams. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 8, 2022

Rest easy Brother

Deputy Sheriff. Ron Buchholz
Retired Santa Fe County Sheriff NM.

July 8, 2022

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of your agency during this most difficult and tragic time.....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

July 8, 2022

Rest peacefully, Sergeant Williams. May God bless and have mercy upon your family, friends, and colleagues. You were the best humanity has to offer, and your good deeds and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.

Investigator Christopher Port (Ret.)
CHP, Valley Division MAIT

July 7, 2022

Public Safety Preservation sends our condolences and prayers to the family of Sgt. John Williams' wife, four children and and six grandchildren as he was a good police leader and an even better family man!

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5: 9. Prayers to his or her family, fellow officers and friends! RIP and thank you for your service.

Former Correctional Officer G. Reed
Iowa Departament of Correction

July 7, 2022

Rest in peace Brother John, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD, Tulsa Police Department

July 7, 2022

Thank you for your service, Sargeant.
Condolences to the family.
Rest in peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Law Enforcement/Department of Public Safety

July 7, 2022

Prayers & Condolences
Rest in peace Sergeant John Williams

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

July 6, 2022

I was privileged to hire John in 1994 as a patrol officer. He was a very professional officer and treated everyone he came into contact with respect, even those he arrested. He was a valued supervisor and training officer, and so much more. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Please pray for his wife and family as they go through this very difficult transition.

Chief (Ret) Barry Bedford
Coralville Police Department

July 6, 2022

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant John K. Williams. Please know we are eternally grateful for John’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Williams, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Coralville Police Department in Coralville, Iowa for John’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant John K. Williams’ wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

July 6, 2022

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

July 6, 2022

Rest in Peace, Sergeant!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

July 6, 2022

RIP brother

Retired Sgt Frank VanBrunt
Oceanport

July 6, 2022

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service to protect your community.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)
Civilian

July 6, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant John K. Williams and the extended law enforcement family of the Coralville Police Department, Iowa.



End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 2022.



Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

July 5, 2022

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