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Detective William T. Gunn

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, November 27, 1992

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Reflections for Detective William T. Gunn

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 27, 2020

32 years ago today cuz, our worlds all changed forever. RIP and please continue to watch over your wife and daughter and now your son in law and beautiful grandson! Forever in my heart Billy!! Your cousin Pat

Ret/PO Pat Fazio
NYPD

January 20, 2020

RIP brother. Hand salute. Billy I am very sorry if I could have put Ralph Richardson down on Pennsylvania Ave. You would be alive today. I couldn't due because of too much pedestrian traffic. Me and the Brooklyn ADA let you down. They RORed him and dropped the attempted murder of a police officer and gun charge to attempted possession of a fire arm.

PO
NYPD RETIRED

October 20, 2019

Rest in peace Detective Gunn.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 11, 2019

Billy, I have always remembered you from our six months together in the January, 1982, Police Academy class. I remember having lunch together in the P.A. lunchroom, and how we studied the Law class work as we ate. I took a photo of you when were at the Firearms Range in City Island. It has always remained one of my most treasured PD mementos. We will meet again at our Final Command in Heaven. Put in a good word for me Billy. I need it.

Detective Anthony Alicea (Ret)
Retired from Major Case Squad, NYCPD

April 2, 2019

26 years ago will always remain as a day I will never forget, the way you fought to stay here since 1/20/89, you truly are my hero pal and may you Rest In Peace along with all our other heroes that have been taken from us. One thing is for sure heaven has one hell of a Police Dept! God bless you cuz

Ret PO Pat Fazio (cousin)
NYPD

November 27, 2018

Rest well my brother. For you have done your time on Earth and have been watching over your loving family and the NYPD. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 27, 2018

Hello Folks, Just wanted to express my sadness to so many of Law Enforcement Community... I am always saddened when discovering any LIFE taken in violence under any circumstances..... But To Have so many of Our Law Enforcement Personnel to be Killed in the LINE of Duty by a Person whom had a choice... Give Up and Think of the Tragedy that , You could have prevented by placing Your Firearm pointing to the Ground when knowing that You did wrong by just the mere having a weapon that You know not to have....... It's not about You out there..... The Community values all our Law Enforcement as they are the Last Line of defense and Drop everything when just hearing the Call To Duty..... We ask not for Our selves when rushing to the 10- 10 Gun Runs as we want to secure not ourselves , But the general Public , especially Our Most Vulnerable . Our Children , Elderly , disabled without knowing of Color , But of Our Valour to Keep the Public Safe...... So Please be more understanding .When Seeing a Police Enforcement Member , Just Take the Time to say Hello with a smile anytime You see us...... Weather in the Hospital, The street , Getting Coffee, or just walking or driving bye...... Just Wave hello and let Us know that You Value Our Serving with You and Your Family without Prejudiced...... No Matter where You Came from , creed, Color We get there ASAP........ So please remember We come without prejudices to help and to Serve all Our People..... In short , Please Remember All Our member's of the department , especially the Member's and their Families to those Whom made the Supreme Sacrifice , for that other's may live in Peace.......... The Funeral Masses are at the same time every YEAR...... So if You can, PLEASE , Yes , PLEASE Post in the Local Library's and in Schools and Try to Support the Family of every Member Whom Gave their Life , so as We May ALL Live in a safer Environment........ Support Your Local Police by sharing the date of the Service with other's and show Your Sincere Thank You to ALL The HEROES and the True Heroes ,the Family Member's that Continue the Hard Journey to continue to Live without their LOVED ONE Whom they will remember everyday till their Last...... The Widow's and Offends The Heroes to Continue On ........... Please , never forget them....... I hope to see them all in the Promise Land............. Hang in there Families ........ Your Children will continue in their Father or Mother's Tradition....... Never forget , and Prepare for Your Entry in the Police Academy...... We are awaiting Your Great Tradition.......... See You all then....... Make Your MOM or DAD Proud ...... Obtain the SHIELD........

Retired Sergeant Gerard Hinton
NYPD 23 , 34 , 75, 101 Precincts , I will never let go. Stay Positive

March 10, 2018

25 years-not forgotten!

TPF/SCU
NYPD

November 27, 2017

25 years ago today I lost my cousin, and the world lost a hero. you are never forgotten! RIP

Ret. PO Pat Fazio
NYPD Cousin of Billy Gunn

November 27, 2017

Billy you are and never will be forgotten by your extended family at the 67 Precinct. We are all so elated to hear about your daughter Jennifer's engagement. Congratulations Lori! God bless you Billy as you proudly look down upon your loving family.

Members past and present. 67 Precinct

May 29, 2017

Rip uncle Will

Tyler L

March 30, 2017

Det. Gunn and his partner used to eat at my mom's store (Village Cheese Shop). I was young at the time and recall he was a pleasant and funny friend of my family.

Danny V
Friend

November 5, 2016

Hi Billy, I was thinking of you today and thought I'd drop you a line to tell you are not forgotten.

Detective Ruben Velez Ret.
NYPD and Billy's Academy classmate 1982

September 27, 2016

RIP ,I was at the scene,i retire today always think of you

Det Ralph Maher
NYPD

August 18, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

November 22, 2015

Billy.... Throughout the years Ive thought of you many times. With all that's going on in 2015 I googled your name and came upon this page. Sad that not much has changed since you left us. Sadly it may be worse. I hope you have been resting in peace my friend and have been an angel to your family.

Ret. Sgt. Rich Orzech
NYPD

May 6, 2015

22 years ago today we lost you after the most courageous battle I've ever seen. Rest in peace cuz

Patrick Fazio
Ret NYPD cousin of William Gunn

November 27, 2014

I am wish I could do it all over again. I should have turned your suffering into a personal reflection of myself. I should have been a better person from 11/27/1992 to today. Only recently have have seen my wrong doings. I thank you for that.

Inspector James T. O'Brien, Ret.
nypd

April 23, 2012

I recall the day that you where critically wounded. Your loss and suffering, and that of your family, should never be forgotten. You, your wife and your daughter, are always in my prayers.

Inspector James T. O'Brien, Ret.
NYPD

November 27, 2011

I did not know you, but I knew many like you. After all these years, I vividly remember the bright, sunny, January day that you were taken from us. I was on the way to a day tour with the 77 Anti-Crime. I feel that sadness to this very day. I wish your family solace and comfort. I apologize for those who have disrespected them. They are not cops. They do not know the meaning of the word. God Bless you Detective William Gunn.

Inspector James T. O'Brien, Ret.
NYPD

November 27, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 27, 2009

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten.

Sergeant Chris DiToro
NYPD

May 1, 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
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

January 2, 2008

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