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Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Monday, April 18, 1949

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Reflections for Patrolman Bill J. Mahoney

Dear Dad,

It is almost Memorial Day, 2018. I just ordered red, white and blue flowers for your gravesite in Austin. You are remembered and loved.

It is such a regret of mine that you were taken so soon from this world. You would have so much fun with and would be so proud of your 2 grandsons and 5 great-grandchildren! Every day, in every way, they grow into finer and finer people.

Strange as it may seem, my husband and I will retire next March and will move back to Texas, which we had to leave when I was just 3 1/2. Life IS a circle! We want to be closer to our children and grandchildren, so Texas it will be!

I started life in Texas and, after wandering around the world and living far from Texas for most of my life, it looks like I will complete my life circle there, too, not all that far from where you rest.

Rest in peace.

Gloria Buczek
daughter

May 24, 2018

Dear Dad,

Your much loved bride and widow, Agnes, passed away on September 4th, 2014, after a valiant 5 year battle with cancer. She lived to be 90 years old.

The celebration of her life held on September 27, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Peter, MN. was amazing. Hundreds of family, friends and missionaries came from all over the country to remember and thank God that she had come into their lives.

Her students from Madagascar came in large numbers in love and gratitude for the gift of music she brought into their lives. Friends and family shared memories of the good times they had had with her and Len and honored her for her faithful and lifelong gifts of friendship, generosity and strong faith. You would have been so proud of her! She was a woman much loved and much admired.

As part of the service, some hymns were sung in the Malagasy language. How she would have loved that! People sang with the kind of energy and harmonies that would have brought the smile we all knew and loved to her face.

She rests in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Northfield, MN.
She insisted that, when her headstone was made, it would read: Agnes Theodora Braaten Mahoney Akland. You were always loved and never forgotten. I have the letters you sent to her when you were newly married but overseas and cherish them.

Her wonderful husband and the father I have known best, Len, is still living at 92. He misses her every day that passes, as do we all.

Rest in peace with Mom.

Gloria Jane Mahoney Akland Buczek
daughter

August 10, 2016

Rest in Peace Trooper Bill J. Mahoney. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue and gnaw at the flesh of the scum responsible for your death. May he know no peace on this earth. May he be enslaved behind the gates of hell forever!

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

April 18, 2016

Gone but not forgotten.

Lieutenant
Texas Department of Public Safety - CID - Temple

September 6, 2015

To my father, Bill,

It is April 17, 2013. You now have 3 great-granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons! The girls are smart and loving and interesting. One runs like a deer and will be a soccer talent to contend with. Your grandsons are both bright, energetic boys with fun-loving personalities.

It is 64 years since your death that came far too early but you live on in me, your grandsons and great-grandchildren. You'd like your grandsons a lot. They are men of good character, good family men, men to be proud of.

Go with God. Rest in peace.

Your daughter, Gloria
April 17, 2013

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daughter

April 17, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrafice. You are not forgotten!!

Michael Keck, Criminal Investigator
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice-OIG

April 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd 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. I pray for solace for all that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2012

Gloria,
Amazing story. Your father would be so proud.

Sgt Mike Edes
Maine State Police

April 28, 2009

RIP

Anonymous

September 9, 2008

My father, Bill Mahoney, was killed when I was 3 1/2 years old. Although I can only know him through pictures and the memories of people who did know him, I know he was a wonderful, handsome, Christian man and loving father. I can tell that he loved life and he loved us. His premature death left Agnes, his young wife, devastated.

I think Bill would be happy to know that she went back to college, graduated, and married another wonderful man, a doctor. She and her husband served in Madagascar as missionaries for ten years before settling in California.

I think Bill would be happy to know that his daughter loves her adopted father, who provided her with a loving home, an interesting life and an excellent education.

I think Bill would like to know that his daughter has been married for 35 years to another fine man and that he has two fine grandsons and, so far, three great-grand granddaughters.

The amazing thing is that, his grandsons now both live in Dallas, not so far from where he lived and died. After growing up in California, both of his grandsons went to Baylor University and decided to settle in the Dallas area. On of his grandsons was a National Merit Scholar and became an engineer. The other is a MBA/CPA working in real estate development in the Dallas area.

When the boys first went to the DPS in Waco to get Texas drivers' licenses, they were amazed and touched to see the picture of their grandfather (shown here) on the wall of the DPS. It was a photo they had become familiar with over the years.

His grandsons have been able to visit his gravesite in Austin.

"You would like and be very pround of both of them. You are loved and remembered, Dad."

Your daughter,
Gloria


Gloria

GLORIA J. (MAHONEY) AKLAND BUCZEK
DAUGHTER

August 24, 2006

Patrolman Mahoney,

Many years have gone by, but you will never be forgotten....Rest in Peace Brother....

Officer
NC

August 12, 2004

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