Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant William Harold Sibrava, Jr.

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1994

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Reflections for Lieutenant William Harold Sibrava, Jr.

Lieutenant William Harold Sibrava will always be remembered.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 19, 2022

Lt. Sibrava, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2019

Bill Sibrava and his wife Angie were friends of me and my wife Lolita. I was stationed at Kirtland AFB with the Security Police. Our families did many BBQ's and dinners. Watching the evening news that day is how I learned of these events.

Bill, you were a great friend. Rest in Peace Sheriffs Lieutenant William Sibrava. To the men and women if the BCSO, stay safe today and always.


CO II Thomas L. Stewart
Retired Las Vegas Police Dept

March 22, 2018

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 27, 2015

Every day as I walked into the main every day for my shift in radio at 1430 hours you were on your break. You always had a smile on your face and told me Hi. The first shift back after that horrible day there was such void. Now so many years later I am still in dispatch and our sub-station is name after you so you are remembered every day of my career.

RIP and keep patrolling the streets of heaven.

Cathie Gutierrez, Dispatch Supervisor
Bernalillo County Communications

May 28, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013


A day doesn't go by that I don't remember you. You were a guide in my career, you were always balanced and fair when you dealt with us "your adopted children"...You were always in the middle of the "shit" along with your deputies, you were not one to satnd back and let us do the dirty work and that earned you our deepest respect. You were missed the day you left us and 17 years later you continue to be missed. Thank you for having forged in me a deep sense of duty and honor for my chosen career.

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice and Rest in Peace, Brown Knight!!!


April 11, 2011

Lt. Sibrava,
Sir, on today the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bernalillo County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



May 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 15th 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 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 Loya


May 27, 2009

Lt. Just wanted to let you and your family know that you will always be in our hearts now and forever. many of the people that worked with you have retired but some of us are still here. We will always keep you and your family in our hearts. GOD BLESS. Ralph BCSO

Ralph R. Gonzales D1C
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Dept

February 10, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 13, 2007

I have thought of you Daily. My prayers are with you

P-1 Gallegos, Michael D.
BCSO Retired

November 1, 2006

Bill was an inspiration in my career and one of my training officer when I began as a deputy sheriff for the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department in the late 70's or early 80's...was admired along with others I have grown to in peace Bill...Art

Detective Art Rouse
Racine County Sheriff's Dept (Wisconsin)

March 4, 2006

Thank you for you dedication. May you rest in peace.

Youngstown Police Department

December 8, 2005

Bill, we will not forget you or your service. Gods speed.

Bill Flint, PSO retired

August 21, 2005

Rest easy sir as you are not forgotten. May God comfort those you left behind and let everyone know you are a hero.

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

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