Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William Maldonado, III

San Antonio Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 26, 1994

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Reflections for Sergeant William Maldonado, III

Rest in peace Sergeant Maldonado.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

You don't know how often you are in our thoughts and conversation at home. My four children and 6 grandchildren all know about you in fact they all went and are going to Highlands High School where you worked so hard to watch over and teach the kids right from wrong. You were and still are well respected.
Love, your Aunt Linda...Linda Maldonado Kuppers and family RIP

Linda Maldonado Kuppers

May 1, 2018

Today marks 21 years. RIP, still.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 26, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 26, 2015

ALWAYS HONORED AND REMEMBERED: A HERO REMEMBERED NEVER DIES! Sgt William Maldonado III - San Antonio Independent School District Police Department./TX. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Maldonado. It's not how these officers died that made them Heroes, it's how they LIVED!

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May 26, 2013

I was doing some research on my Uncle Bill Maldonado. He was Deputy Sherrif of San Antonio Texas. I was sad to see if not mistaken his grandson being killed on duty like this. He died on my birthday May 26 th 1994 but to me I am just hearing this. I am the daughter of Mary Rose, Uncle Bill's little sister. We loved him very much. My regards to his family and I would like to get in touch with my cousin Linda Maldonaldo. We have lost contact with our family in Texas. My Grandmother was Petra Valverde Maldonado. Uncle Bills mother. God Bless All.

Linda Maria Martin Smith
Cousin to Sergeant Maldonado

February 18, 2013

Sergeant Maldonado...Thank you for your service and dedication. May your Family, Friends and Police Family always be together in prayer and communication. May your name and memory be everlasting. R.I.P.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

April 2, 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
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

February 20, 2008

Sgt. Maldonado, today marks the 13 anniversary of your passing. A school cop has a tough job, being both a cop AND a guidance counsellor and trying to mentor young kids is never easy. You must have been a special person and I know you are missed.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 26, 2007

Iremember Billy when he was with the Schertz Police Department. Billy was always the officer to depend on when an assist call went out. You could always rely upon him to be the first unit to arrive and take care of the situation, no matter what risk there was for him. He had a great sense of humor & never failed to let it show in his life. I wish you well mejo.

Patrolman Patrick Dunn
Selma Police Department

December 12, 2005

On this eleventh anniversary of the death of Sergeant William Maldonado III he is still remembered as a true American hero. I want the family to know that there are lots of folks across this country that care very deeply. May God continue to pour out His endless and eternal love and blessings upon the family.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

May 26, 2005


Douglas County Sheriffs Office

February 28, 2005

You are not forgotten.............

Sgt. Al Whitney
Yuma County Sheriff's Office, Yuma, AZ

March 3, 2004

God bless, brother. You are not forgotten. Your bravery and courage live in every peace officer who does the job. Thank you, hero.

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

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