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Officer William Paul Ketron

Nicholasville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, June 25, 1941

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Reflections for Officer William Paul Ketron

Please know that your memory, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

June 25, 2020

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

June 25, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst anniversary year 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 14, 2012

I just want to thank you for your dedication to Nicholasville P.D. and the citizens. I was born 40 years after your passing. I did not know you or your family but I now serve the same community you once served. Please keep myself and other officers safe as you did when you were patrolling. God Bless.

Officer Brad Sapp
Nicholasville P.D.

Ofc. Brad Sapp
Nicholasville P.D.

May 17, 2006

The Policeman stood
and faced his God
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, Policeman
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders
and said, "no. Lord I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,]
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Thought I worked a lot of overtime,
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

So, if you've a place for me,
Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I've neither expected nor had
too much,
But if you don't I'll understand."

There was silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod,
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgement of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven’s streets,
you’ve done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

May 19, 2004

God Bless You and your family.

T. Dries

October 31, 2003

God bless you.

I did not know you. I do not Know your family. I was born 30 years after you died. I simply want to say thank you for the sacrifice you made.

Deputy John Bourne
Jessamine Sheriff

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