Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William F. Flood

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 1977

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Reflections for Police Officer William F. Flood

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 22, 2020

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 22, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Flood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 21, 2019

Rest in peace brother. That scumbag will be judged by higher authorities.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 22, 2017

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo from the NY Times and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit

February 5, 2016

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

Robyn Wilkes

December 16, 2015

God bless Officer Flood and his family. This man gave everything to make his City safer.
After reading this and many others about suspects being paroled after they were found guilt and sentenced to life it should be life. The Officers risk themselves every time they leave the safety of their home because they are always on the job 24 hours a day doing what is right to protect and serve others. Once again I guess the system feels they need to take a chance and let this guy go with not one killing but two on his record. Where is the justice? 32 years for 2 lives.
I always wonder if it was a judges son or husband or the Mayors relative would it of been life without parole. This system just is not fair. Never parole a killer, especially a Cop killer!!!!!!!!!!

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

December 22, 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 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 22, 2011

RIP William


December 22, 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
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



December 22, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manhester, nh

December 21, 2007

I will always remember bill , from my graduating class at port jefferson high school. four great years of being entertained with his laughs . i went on to join the ,L.A.P.D. in 1962 and retired from a helicopter accident ,in 1981. bill always wanted to be a marine ; we both went into law enforcement .;it's a dangerous job.
i live today with harrington rods in my back ; i'am very grateful for being alive. god bless bill flood;may he always be remembered and ,rest in peace .

larry gerken
retired .Air Support Div. L.A.P.D.

July 21, 2007

i will always remember you Bill ,from our days ,together at Port Jeffrson high School. May God Bless you and may you rest in peace !
Fraternally yours;
Larry Gerken
Retired L.A.P.D.

Larry Gerken
retired .Air Support Div. L.A.P.D.

November 23, 2005

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

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 22, 2004

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