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Police Officer William Arthur Robertson

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Wednesday, September 7, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer William Arthur Robertson

Thank you Officer Robertson for you ultimate sacrifice.

Prayer Warrior

September 7, 2023

On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the officers and their families. Today, May 15th, 2021, we honor and remember you Officer Robertson. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 15, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 7, 2020

Today, Wednesday May 18th, 2016 the Milwaukee Police Department's Investigations and Intelligence Bureau dedicated our police work to the memory of William Robertson. His name was read at all roll calls so that we never forget his dedication to MPD.

Capt. S Caballero

May 18, 2016

This morning's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article was not the first time I have solemnly remembered this Milwaukee tragedy. The story was a nice tribute to Bill Robertson, his widow, and two chldren. Many times I have been to the corner of 24th and Brown and wished things were different in our world....our world in September 1994 and twenty years later in December 2014. My heartfelt thanks to police officers who still patrol Milwaukee's still violent streets. Thanks to you....and thanks again, Bill. Tom Gerdes Mequon, WI

Friend of Law Enforcement

December 21, 2014

I think of you often. We shared memories in college and as police officers. It is hard to believe it has been over 20 years. RIP

PO Jeff Nelson (retired)
Glendale Police Department

October 29, 2014

I think of you, the twins, and Mary often. It was an honor to work with you. The passion you displayed for the job was infectious. You had that personality that made people want to be around you, and you treated people with dignity and respect. When I see the twins I will tell them what you would do to make me laugh at the start of our shift. It is really hard to believe it's been 20 years.

Lt. David Chavez
Milwaukee PD

October 9, 2014

Today, May 7, 2014 Milwaukee honors all of our fallen officers... Brother Bill I remember you clearly / BROTHERS AND SISTERS FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN … NEVER FORGOTTEN

Mike Crivello, President MPA
Milwaukee Police Department

May 7, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them, let them feel your presence so they know you are near. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 7, 2013

Love you dad, wish you were here

Kayla Robertson

June 6, 2013

Missing you so much today and everyday...


September 7, 2012

I remember this day like it was yesterday, I was on duty at a near by park. Thank you for your service Sir, RIP brother.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 18, 2012

I had the honor of working with Bill for 6 years and being good friends for 7 years. I loved him like a brother. He is deeply missed.

Detective Mike Bloedel
Jackson PD

July 31, 2011

Thinking of you... Today and always. Words cannot describe how much I miss you. You are a true hero. I hope I've made you proud. Love you xoxo

Police Officer Marissa Gutmann-Gnadt
Milwaukee PD - Niece

September 7, 2010

Years may pass, but memories of your dedication to your community do not fade. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 11, 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 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

September 8, 2009

We are thinking of you today, as always. We miss you terribly. You should see the twins. They remind me of you all the time, you would be so proud! Keep Marissa safe out there. Love you and miss you so much!!


September 7, 2009

Thank you for your service and sacrfice.


September 18, 2008

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for our great city. You gave your life protecting your city. I have the utmost respect for what you gave to me and all other Milwaukeans.

Citizen of Milwaukee

March 21, 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 22, 2008

We will always miss you and love you. You would be proud of the twins (I'm sure you are!). Keep Marissa safe on the streets of Milwaukee.


September 7, 2007

Heroes and the sacrifices they make will never be forgotten. Officer Robertson, you are a true hero and you are not forgotten.

Salem, Va

September 7, 2007

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

July 9, 2007

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You served well and will never be forgotten!

Wisconsin L.E.O.

November 17, 2006

Bill....12 yrs.....the twins are doing GREAT...

As I am sure you know....Mary is a rock..

keep an eye on Marissa....



September 16, 2006

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