Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Sergeant Millard Williams

Youngstown Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 14, 1992

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Reflections for Detective Sergeant Millard Williams

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 14, 2020

hey sarge .its Campbell I miss were a great person..God Rest..

richard campbell retired
he was my sgt.

March 5, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Sergeant Williams.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 31, 2019

Millard today would have been your 67th birthday. A childhood friend who I first met at age 4 on our home street of Forest Ave in Youngstown, Ohio. Rest easy my brother. Gary McCullough

Gary R McCullough
U.S. Navy (Ret)

May 7, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Sergeant Millard Williams of the Youngstown Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 14, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 10, 2018

My dear dear brother I miss you to this day. Growing up together I learned my brother is special to many people. You still live in our hearts

Norman O. Williams U.S.N. Retired

April 14, 2015

We should all be retired together buddy. You left us.
I was so angry at the media the day we bid farewell to you. You were and are still missed.

Anita Davis
Det/Sgt YPD, retired

January 5, 2015

Sgt Williams I remember the day you left us. I arrived on scene, and will never forget that tragic day. But I want you to know that everyone wanted to remember your sacrifice, and we have your picture on a plaque in rollcall. RIP brother

Sgt Zaida Miranda
Youngstown Police Department

October 3, 2012

I know you're smiling, as always. I kept my promise to you and the other officers. Your photo and story is in our roll call room now Sept. 13, 2012 Rest well with honor and respect friend.

Det/Sgt. C. Dellick
Youngstown Police Dept.

September 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 14, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 14, 2010

I pray for the family of Detective Sergeant Millard Williams. May God keep you and know that your loved one was truly blessed becausehe served and protected those who needed. He responded on what God told him to do.


July 16, 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 8, 2008

one of the nicest people i ever met he was a security guard at rayen school and i liked him very much he will be missed

jamison bryant
friend and former student of rayen school

June 23, 2007

I knew Det Sgt Williams in high school. He was the kindest, most gentle person and will remain that way in my thoughts, prayers, and mostly my heart. You are missed Millard. I can see your smile in my memories. Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice, rest in peace.

Telecommunicator Sue Rudy Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

May 29, 2005

Thank you, Det. Williams for keeping the streets of Youngstown safe. God Bless.

Lt. Joe Lowry, EMT
John Carroll EMS/Youngstown resident

May 2, 2004

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