Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William L. Chisolm

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 8, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer William L. Chisolm

Rest In Peace .. hero

Brendan O’Hara
Nypd mounted ( retired )

October 7, 2021

On this actual day and anniversary of your untimely departure I would like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your sacrifice is always remembered.

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

October 8, 2020

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

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

August 10, 2020

Officer Chisolm,
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 New York City. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 8, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Chisolm.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

October 10, 2017

Such a tragedy. Rest in peace my brother.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

October 8, 2016

It was my honor to research newspapers, magazines, online & books to find your Photo. I found this photo in a Online Article about your heroic sacrifice. I felt it was necessary to have a photo on this website so that your family & friends can remember you. Rest Easy Hero! Always Remembered!

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Chisolm and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO!

Robyn Wilkes

October 6, 2015

I attended the New York City Police Department in 1986. William was a solid recruit and I although we had been asswigned different Neighborhood stabilization units I am sure he was a solid Cop. It is May 15, 2015 Police Officers Memorial Day and you are still remembered. Thank You for your Service Chisolm.

Sergeant Gerald Alicea

May 15, 2015

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 2014

What's up kid? Can't believe that it has been 25 years already,
I still feel the pain when I heard of your passing. I can still see your face as kid, as we all played in the hood on Webster Ave, and still see your face a young man growing up. I wished someone would have taken a picture of my face when I first saw you in uniform while I was in court, I never told you; but I was proud of you. Wishing you well in your new life, may you be at peace.

Detective Gary Alfred
NYPD (Retired)

September 13, 2014

Hard to believe its twenty years, but I always remember you Willie, R.I.P. buddy, never forget when you yelled at me for writing expired parking meters, thanks for teaching the rookie a few tricks in Co-op City.

PO Howard Blennau

November 6, 2009

To Officer William Chisolm and and his loved ones:

On this the twentieth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, William. I am praying for solace for your family today and each day of their journey as survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service William gave to his community and the citizens of New York, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 8, 1989.

Phyllis Loya


October 8, 2009

I always think about the tours we would work together when our steady partners banged off. I enjoyed you as a person and as a cop. Always felt safe and secure as we would work E loop in Coop city and the projects in Throggs Neck section. I loved your humor!

Its been 19 years, and Chisolm, you are always in my thoughts and prayers! Thank you for being a stand-up cop!

Ret. PO Richard Hyatt
NYPD 45 Pct.

December 20, 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

January 2, 2008

Today on the anniverary of youy death we remember you and thank you Young Sir for your Service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

October 2, 2006

May you Rest in Peace Sir.

October 2, 2006

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