Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William H. Fordham, Jr.

Bergen County Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Friday, September 6, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer William H. Fordham, Jr.

Your memory lives on in both my mind and my heart. May you always rest in Peace, my brother.

Fred Fordham
he is my brother

January 29, 2015

There was no better. He is loved by many and missed so.

Judy Winchell
sister

January 28, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

Bill you will always be remembered.

BCPD Sgt. (Ret)

March 18, 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

May 25, 2009

God Speed, Brother.

P.O.K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 25, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

May you be with God and may he be with your family.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office

January 24, 2007

Thank you for your service always.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 25, 2006

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. P.O.ZULINSKI GRADUATING CLASS 59 OF THE BERGEN COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY.

FORMER P.O. WALTER M.ZULINSKI
HUDSON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 30, 2005

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

October 15, 2004

No one should be left without a reflection. Thank you for your service and dedication.

October 4, 2004

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