Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William D. Krikava

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, January 1, 1965

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Reflections for Officer William D. Krikava

Rest in peace Officer Krikava.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2019

Yes, I remember you well.
thank you for your kind words.

tammy larkin

August 19, 2017

I don't know if you remember me. I was in your class at Ballast Point. I remember your dad and his tragic death. God bless you and your daughter.

Sharon Morgan ( Vollrath)

January 3, 2017

Miss you Daddy, today and every day.
Mom and Donna are with you now .
I miss your smile and your calm and funny ways.
I miss going to the beach and you taking me to school on the back of your motorcycle. Holding on to you as we rolled up to Ballast Point with you in your uniform dropping me off on your way to work. You are my hero dad for so many things. I always wanted to be next to you as did all the kids. I sometimes go to the Memorial just to hear someone say your name. I take my daughter too. They took you away from her too and all of your Grandchildren.
I often wonder what if.......
Love always and always Love,


October 29, 2015

Bill was a co-worker, motorcycle partner but most of all a Friend. He died in my arms on the floor at the rear of Bernice Originals.

Officer Bud Fisher
Tampa Police Department

April 12, 2015

I was a police reporter on the Tampa Times while struggling to complete my senior year at the University of South Florida, my wife 8 months pregnant. When I made my routine police department checks on the morning of Jan. 1 in 1965, the desk sergeant was grim-faced as he told me, "We lost one of our own last night." The death of Bill Krikava in the rear of Bernice Originals on Dale Mabry Blvd. became my first front-page story, and what a sad story it was. I will never forget it nor him.

Raleigh Mann
Associate professor emeritus, University of North Carolina

December 10, 2013

Continue to rest in peace, we will never forget... HEROES live forever and you are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 1, 2013

I never forgot either your sacrifice, your service, or your name. I was an 18 year old kid living in Tampa not far from that South Dale Mabry dress shop. I honor you.

Tim Bradley
former Tampa resident

September 29, 2012

You worked for me that New Years Eve, Bill.
I will never forget.
I hurt.

Edward L. Dedmon, Ret.
Tampa Police

February 27, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Krikava, we will never forget the HEROES who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 1, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 46 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 1, 2011

No matter how long it has been, the heroes of FL will never be forgotten, and you sir are one of them.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 1, 2011



December 30, 2007

god bless you brother

April 9, 2007

Thank you for your dedication and service. God Bless you.

January 1, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication officer Krikava. It saddens us to think that you have been forgotten by not only your department but also by the community in which you served. I wish that I could have been there for you that night when you walked in on that burglary!

Your ultimate sacrifice was the final measure of your tour of duty and your spirit shall live on forever my brother...

Deputy A. Hobbs
Polk County Sheriffs Office
Bartow, Fl..


September 13, 2004

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