Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Friday, November 15, 1968

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Reflections for Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr.

Terrible incident, Officer Ivery. Rest in peace. A District of Columbia hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 23, 2018

Officer Ivery,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 49th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 15, 2017

I remember the day this happened also. I thought about this after the tragic death of the PGPD Officer Colson on Sunday, March 13. I decided to Google Willie's name which led me to this page. I had just joined the police department working in the old #9 precinct. Willie was the first police officer that I had seen killed and it was devastating. I remember him very well, he was highly thought of by all. I also remember Joe Burden, very nice guy.

Sgt. Ronald A. Poole
MPDC (Retired 9-30-94)

Sergeant Ronald A. Poole
MPDC Retired

March 18, 2016

I remember the day of the incident. I was on the same chase while driving old Wagon #9. I was reminded of it yesterday, when my lady and her cousin, while attending a funeral, asked your partner of that day, did he know me.

He told them, yes he did know me. You are now with the Good Lord and, Ill just say, until we meet again, you are not forgotten.

Joe Burden
Old #9 Pct.
February 2, 2016

Officer, Joseph Burden
MPDDC (Retired)

February 2, 2016

Officer Ivery has been on my heart these months when the tragedy of Black men killed by police has overwhelmed me. I loved Officer Ivery and has wife. I did the funeral at ss. Paul and Augustine Church in 1968. I have lost touch with his widow and family and would love to be in touch.

Rev. Raymond B. Kemp
Priest

April 9, 2015

I walked a foot beat with officer Ivery on Hst N.E. Washington, DC. It was in 1968 and I was still in the training academy. It was around the time of the April riots; I was detailed to work out of old # nine precint. I remember officer Ivery being very professional, and no nonsense. It was a great learning experience for me. I still remember it like it was yesterday.
With Love and Peace

Retired Officer Joseph E. Jones Jr.
S.O.D. Tact

March 1, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 4, 2012

Thank you for your service. You are remebered today for your
bravery and sacrafice. RIP you will never be forgotten.

retired police officer/paramedic
N.C. 189-0130

November 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Ivery. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2011

Rest in Peace Officer Ivery. Thank you for your service and bravery.

James Leary
US Park Police

April 29, 2010

Officer Willie C. Ivery, Jr. began his employment with the Metropolitan Police Department, DC, when mine did. (Class #191). I recall Officer Ivery as a fine and dedicated police officer who was as proud to wear the uniform as all of us. His courage and his willingness to place himself at high risk doing undercover operations demonstrates his devotion to police duty. The circumstances of his death are a profound illustration to responding officers that one of our own might be staring them in the face. In my years as a law officer I have told Officer Ivery's story more than a few times to other officers. He shall not have died in vain.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 26, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 28, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Ivery, we have the watch...



I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Officer
MPDC

April 8, 2007

He may have fallen many years ago (the same year my dad was taken), but he is NEVER forgotten.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

September 25, 2006

I WAS ONLY 13 YEARS OLD WHEN YOU WERE SHOT BY FELLOW OFFICERS ACCIDENTLY,AND REMEMBER THAT COLD NIGHT WELL. YOU DIED A HERO FOR WHAT THAT IS WORTH. I LIVED ON THE 600 BLOCK OF MASS AVE NE. THAT NIGHT STAYS IN MY MIND AND HAS HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON ME. I REMEMBER YOU WERE CHASING A BAD GUY AND YOU WERE IN PLAIN CLOTHES RUNNING TOWARDS CASUALITY HOSPITAL (7TH STREET)I HAVE THOUGHT AND PRAYED FOR YOU OFTEN. A FRIEND WAS RECENTLY MURDERED IN PG COUNTY AND I WAS HERE VISITING HIM AND THOUGHT OF YOU AND LOOKED FOR YOU BY THE TIME FRAME I COULD REMEMBER AND FOUND YOU. REST IN PEACE AND KNOW PEOPLE STILL THINK OF YOU.THIRTY SEVEN YEARS IS A LONG TIME TO THINK OF SOMEONE YOU NEVER KNEW PERSONALLY.

PJ

August 1, 2005

A Million Times

A million times we've needed you,
A million times we've cried.
If love alone could've saved you,
You would have never died.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else could ever fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
Part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.

March 3, 2005

Bless you for your service, and for your sacrifice. Heroes are never forgotten.

Sgt. Barbara L. Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN USA

November 15, 2004

MY BROTHER, YOU DESERVE A MEMORIAL. NOW YOU HAVE ONE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL MY BROTHER.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

June 28, 2004

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