Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr.

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, May 29, 1995

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Reflections for Special Agent William H. Christian, Jr.

My deepest sympathies. Rest In Peace Agent Christian. I have just seen the heartbreaking episode of The FBI Files . Thank You for All Your Service and Dedication. Words seem so small.
Never Fortgotten...

Khimberly Mauldin
911 Dispatcher

December 4, 2018

Special Agent William H. Christian Jr. will never ever be forgotten. I thank him for his dedicated service to our great nation, and to his brothers and sisters of our LEO family. Special Agent William H. Christian Jr. will always be apart of God's family as his soul will forever rest in Heaven. May God also bless his family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 24, 2018

Although time has passed, you are never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for your service to our country. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 29, 2017

I saw the tail end of the incident when Agent Christian passed. I used to live on the 18th floor of Westchester park facing Greenbelt Middle. I was up late playing chess when I heard the shots, lots of them. I worked at a camera store and since we had such an amazing view, I paid for a good set of Nikon 10x50 binocs. Through those I saw the tail end of a shadowy figure firing into a maroon Caprice with a small automatic weapon (turned out to be a MAC 10 or 11). The figure ran off and police vehicles that I had never seen before (these weren't the usual Greenbelt or PG County police) came from what seemed like every direction. I watched a courageous first responders attempted to bring back Agent Christian.

I remember this event every year on Memorial Day. Tonight is the 22nd anniversary.

My thoughts and condolences for Agent Christian's family and friends.

James Gough, civilian

May 29, 2017

Just watched an episode of FBI Files that dealt with this agent's demise. Where I live, Northern Ireland, we are no stranger to officers of the law being slain in cowardly fashion, in the line of duty. The shadow of evil is cast far and wide in our world and would prevail if it were not for selfless actions of dedicated officers and agents like Mr. Christian. Wherever we are, we owe such a great debt to them for putting themselves in harm's way that others may live.

D. McCabrey
Private Citizen

May 9, 2017

Just learned about you and Corporal Novabilski on TV just now... I'm sorry it had to come to this... you will never be forgotten, we will continue to hold the LINE

Christopher Thornton
City of Atlanta Police Department

September 20, 2016


Michael Tarczan
Polish American Police Association of Illinois

March 15, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 14, 2016

Agent Christian,
Like several people who have left reflections here I too saw the FBI Files program about you and Cpl. Novabilski. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 29, 2015

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

May 29, 2015

I would like to dedicate my final quarter of my Associates of Science in Criminal Justice to your memory. I’m currently attending school to become an FBI agent like my father, who was a friend of yours during your time in the FBI. Thank you for you service to this country.

Dalton Graves

February 5, 2015

I worked with Special Agent Christian in the Washington Field Office at the time of his brutal murder.

I remember going through the FBI tour at the J.Edgar Hoover building, and Special Agent Christian was the agent performing the tour shoot duty that day. He recognized me sitting in the audience along with two of my fellow WFO co workers. He very kindly at the end of his demonstration pointed us out to the other people on the tour as fellow employees who worked as support for the Special Agents in their investigations. He called us the backbone of the Bureau who made it possible for the Agents to do their jobs.

I have never forgotten than day, or the day of his tragic loss.

Management Analyst Kelly Martin

May 8, 2013

Lord, "I thank You" for allowing my path to cross Bill's years ago in Detroit. It gave me the opportunity to become friends w/a man of such strong character, a gentleman's gentleman, a caring soul to the world, who gave the ultimate sacrifice. "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord..." Psalm 37:23

SA Lent Rice
FBI (retired)

October 30, 2012

Bill was a friend. Although on different squads working different programs, we were agents together at WFO. He was an exceptional agent who took the time to mentor new agents and was a friend to everyone. Every time I enter an FBI office and walk past the Martyrs, I stop for a moment in front of Bill's picture and reflect upon his sacrifice.

SSA Dell Spry (retired)

October 3, 2012

Time is not measured by the years that you live
But by the deeds that you do and the joy that you give.

May 29, 1995 has forever changed our family. I remember and miss you dad. . . every day. May your memory live on always.

Rest In Eternal Peace. I love you.

Kimberly Christian
Daughter of Fallen FBI Agent, William H. Christian, Jr. eow 5/29/95

August 11, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 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

May 29, 2012

I was so sad to hear this, even all these years later. I have just seen what happened on a TV documentary.
You were a brave and honourable man and will not be forgotten.

Michelle, Kent, United Kingdom

April 4, 2012

You aren't forgotten and never will be. Thank you for everything you did in the name of justice.

K Nova

April 15, 2010

Bill, Elsie and myself all close school pals in Baltimore back around 1959-61. Visiting from Arizona,my mother handed me a paper with headlines in it. She always liked Bill. I had to sit down in shock- as we all had long gone our separate ways- the memories of that last glorious summer in Baltimore, going to the movies, always taking the bus-will never be forgotten. Bill was always the over-achiever and his heart was gold. God Bless the family that he leaves -he will never be forgotten as he sails now on the Wings of Angels.

Connie Ward
childhood friend

June 22, 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 20, 2008

Thank you for your service to our country.


January 18, 2008

I just saw your story on the FBI Files on the Discovery Channel...your co-workers had great things to say about you and I was compelled to find you here just to say THANK YOU for your sacrifice. The world loves you for it. Keep looking over us.


July 4, 2007

You are a true hero sir and heroes never die! We will never, ever forget you!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

September 13, 2006

Rest in Peace, S/A Christian.

Chicago P.D.

August 17, 2006

I saw this case on the FBI Files show on Discovery Channel. SA Christian is a true American hero and died at the hands of a cowardly cop killer.

A 20 year veteran, the agent's sacrifice and dedication will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace.

Concerned Citizen

January 19, 2006

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