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Operative William Craig

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 1902

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Reflections for Operative William Craig

Operative Craig,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2022

Rest in peace always 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)

September 3, 2020

Operative Craig,
On today, the 116th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2018

U.S. Secret Service Agent William Craig was born 21 November 1855 in Scotland. He was 6'4", had blue eyes and blond hair.

He was a British Soldier for 12 years. After being honorably discharged, he moved to America and applied for a job with the Secret Service.

He was killed on 3 September when a speeding trolley rammed into the open horse-drawn carriage carrying President Theodore Roosevelt in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

The President said: "The man who was killed was one of whom I was fond and whom I greatly prized for his loyalty and faithfulness."

He was a son of George and Isabella Craig.

Agent William Craig was buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Cook County, Chicago.

Your service in America and Great Britain is not forgotten.

God bless you.


July 6, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 3, 2009

What a brave and special man you must have been to protect one of the most popular Presidents of tis wonderful contry of ours. You must had wonderful stories to tell you family and other secret service officers,

It would be great if some of those stories could be shared in your rememberance on this web site.

Good Bless you and continue to keep you safe in heaven

Pat Van Den Berghe

October 2, 2007

You served this country well by guarding one of the greatest presidents this country has ever experienced

Deputy T Bartlett
Ok County Sheriff / Traffic Division

July 14, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 20, 2007

To the family and friends of Operative William Craig you have my deepest sympathy.

Though this incident may have happened many years ago, you will always be remembered and your story will continue to be told to each new generation of Secret Service Agent as they pass through the Rowley Training Center.

Rest easy brother in the knowledge we have carried on in your fine traditions.

ATSAIC Peter Damos
U.S. Secret Service - San Antonio

May 23, 2005


It has been almost 100 years since your untimely passing but you are not forgotten thanks to the ODMP. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 11, 2004

My deepest sympathy for the family and friends of Operative William Craig. Rest in peace my BROTHER!

Recruit Don Reichhardt
60th Basic Police Academy
Crater Criminal Justice Academy

Officer Don Reichhardt
Virginia State University Police Department

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