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Deputy Sheriff William R. Dils

Erie County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 5, 1977

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William R. Dils

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Dils and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 4, 2015

The members of the Coastal Carolina Shields will remember Dep. Sheriff William Dills at its November 5th meeting. May Deputy Dils never be forgotten and may he rest in peace.

Dennis Cangelosi, President
Coastal Carolina Shields, South Carolina

November 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 5, 2011

"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
Sergeant
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

December 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 1, 2007

I AM LEAVING A REFLECTION OF BEHALF OF MY GRANDFATHER, CHARLES "CHARLIE" TRETHEWY WHO SERVED WITH DEPUTY DILS. I SPOKE WITH CHARLIE LAST WEEK AND TOLD HIM ABOUT THE ODMP. I KNEW CHARLIE TO WORK FOR THE ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT AND MENTIONED THE BROTHERS THAT HAVE FALLEN FOR THIS DEPARTMENT. HE WAS SO HEART BROKEN BECAUSE HE NEVER KNEW HE WAS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. HE TOLD ME TRUE ON THE JOB INCIDENTS THAT THE TWO WERE INVOLVED IN WHEN THEY WERE PARTNERS ON THE STREET. I AM NOT SURE IF ANY OF THE DILS FAMILY ARE AROUND ANYMORE OR MONITOR THE ODMP.ORG JUST WANT TO SAY FROM MY HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MY FRIENDS THAT HAVE DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY GODSPEED AND BE SAFE. I WILL OFFER A CONTACT OF DEPUTY DILS LONG LOST PARTNER CHARLIE TRETHEWY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ME AT [email protected] PLEASE LEAVE IN THE SUBJECT DEPUTY DILS.

Officer First Class Chad B. Mothersell,K
Ridgely Police Department, Ridgely, MD

August 20, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

May 29, 2006

I am an officer in South Fla. and today was my first day of retirement. I was browsing the ODMP. I guess out of a sense of good fortune.
I grew up near where Deputy Dils was killed and remember it like it was yesterday.
After all these years he is gone but not forgotten. Rest at the right hand of thr Lord.

Ptl Brian Tarbox
Coral Springs Fl. retired

April 30, 2005

William you gave the ultmost sacrifice. Thank you for your years of service. God's Blessings. 8/11/03

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller
Oregon State Police

You are not forgotten. Never will be. Rest easy.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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