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Trooper William Michael Kees

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1983

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Reflections for Trooper William Michael Kees

Trooper Kees,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2023

Rest in peace Trooper Kees.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 6, 2018

The years may pass but your sacrifice will always be remembered! Thank you Trooper Kees. Rest in Peace!

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

February 5, 2015

My Name is Kristie Kees McGee, Trooper Mike Kees was my daddy. I just found these post about my daddy and I just had to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you for the wonderful words. I am so proud and honored that he was my daddy. I think about and miss him daily. His memory will live on through me and I will pass it on to my children. Thanks again for all the love, prayer and support that you have shown to me and my family.

Kristie Kees McGee

July 31, 2012

Trooper Kees,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacriifce for the citizens of the state of Louisiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 5, 2012

To the family and friends of Trooper William Kees and his fellow troopers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to William's memory on the 28th anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service William gave to his community and the citizens of Louisisana, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 5, 1983.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 5, 2011

Gone, but not forgotten.

Virginia State Police

January 24, 2011

Trooper Kees,
Your service, and your life is still remembered and cherished. Your family speaks of you often with great reverence and love. Though I did not know you, I knew your sister Halaine. Her Son, Kevin married my daughter Melissa. Sadly, Halaine passed away last week. She too will be remembered and missed greatly.
Thank your for service, dedication, and your sacrifice.
DMB 10-19-2010

Captain Dan M. Barnett
Columbia Co. Sheriff's Office

October 19, 2010

Mike and I were friends in school when I lived in Pineville, La., before I moved with my parents to New England. I lost touch with him while he was in the service(many years ago). It was very sad to find this memorial for him. I had no idea. I am a mother of a police officer, and I respect all that the men and women in law enforcement perform to keep us safe. My prayers to him and his family. God bless you Michael. You were a very kind and good person.

Pauline Langlais Lucibello

April 28, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 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 2, 2008

Right down the road from my house, a great troopers life was taken. A job well done but a life lost too soon.


October 5, 2005

Thank you for your service. You are a hero and will not be forgotten.

A citizen

August 10, 2004

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