Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper William R. Evans

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Thursday, January 6, 1983

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Reflections for Trooper William R. Evans

I remember trooper Williams he helped my mother an I at an accident when I was a small child his calm demeanor and kind words left a lasting impression. My mother has since passed but spoke often of Trooper Williams and had been sadden at his passing. I now pass on to my daughter a respect for all that law Enforcement does. Thank you Trooper Williams !!

Jb

May 14, 2019

Still in our thoughts.

R. M. Shenk - Deputy III
Frederick County Sheriff's O

January 6, 2019

Another year has passed, you are still in our thoughts.

R. M. Shenk - Deputy III
Frederick County sheriff's Office

January 6, 2018

Never forget.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2017

Another year has passed. It's been 33 years since you crossed. You will never be forgotten Uncle Billy. Love and miss you every day.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2016

Another year has passed, hard to believe 32 now. Never forgotten.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2015

Well shoot Uncle Billy, looks like I'm late again this year. Better late then never, right? Can't believe 31 years have passed. Thank you for your continued vigilance in watching over those who remain on the road. You are still missed.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
FCSO/Family

January 22, 2014

Your sacrafice is not forgotten Trooper.

Corporal
Pennsylvania State Police

January 6, 2014

I can't believe I let this anniversary slip past me. 30 years! It still seems like yesterday. You are still in my thoughts. You are missed, Uncle Billy.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office/Family

January 22, 2013

Trooper Evans may you rest in peace,god bless you.

Lt J.Pease
Brentwood Police Dept

January 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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 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. How nice that your family is able to honor you on this site.

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

January 6, 2012

Although another year has passed your memory remains close. You are missed by many as well as an inspiration to those that remain.

Deputy III R. M. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office/Family

January 6, 2012

I miss you daddy. You live on in your beautiful grandchildren Kaitlyn, Tyler and Connor. you are never forgotten.

gail evans capizzi
daughter

September 13, 2011

Another year has passed Uncle Billy and you are still missed greatly.

Deputy III R. Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

January 6, 2011

I just wanted to thank everyone who has taken the time to remember the fallen. Thank you for the reflections that have been written also.

Uncle Billy

As another year has passed the changes have been many. It's hard to believe I'm heading towards 13 years in now. Harder to believe it's been 27 years since we lost you. There have been many times I've felt you watching over me, thank you. You have always been an inspiration in my career path, I would like to think you are watching with pride.

Still missing you.
Until we walk together.

Deputy III Shenk (Evans)
Frederick County Sheriffs Office/Family

January 6, 2010

Trooper Evans,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 6, 2009

Trooper Evans your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 18, 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 23, 2008

Here we are one year later to honor and remember you as we always will.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 6, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 1, 2008

Remembering you today and always!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

January 6, 2007

Thank you for all your years of service. God Speed Troop!

Officer
Maryland

January 6, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God grant you eternal peace and bring comfort and peace to your loved ones.

January 6, 2005

Uncle Billy, I should have done this a long time ago. For those that are looking back this far, thank you for never forgetting the one's before.

I was only 9 when we got the news, I guess I really didn't understand then.

You were the cool uncle who let me play in the cruiser. I will never forget the lights and siren, nor will I forget the "snow chair" you made me one year. You were the first thing I thought of my first code run when I was cut loose. It's now going on 11 years since we lost you, and I know you're always there looking over my shoulder. Thank you for the inspiration and the protection of me and all the rest of our brothers and sisters. I know when the unfortunate does happen; you are there waiting at heaven's gate to expedite role call, and making sure badges and shoes are shined.
You will never be forgotten.

Deputy (Evans) Shenk
Frederick County Sheriff's Office

December 22, 2003

I am a Pennsylvania State Trooper. A soldier of the law. To me is entrusted the honor of the force. I must serve honestly, faithfully, and if need be, lay down my life as others have done before me, rather than swerve from the path of duty. It is my duty to obey the law and to enforce it without any consideration of class, color, creed, or condition. It is also my duty to be of service to anyone who may be in danger or distress, and at all times so conduct myself that the honor of the force may be upheld.

My brother, your memory goes on with the fellow Troopers who recite and live these words.


The Pennsylvania State Police

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