Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William L. Martin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1970

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Reflections for Officer William L. Martin

Step father. I still think of you always. I always tell people your my guardian angel, love you always. Steve

Steve edwin anderson
Step son

February 9, 2022

Officer Martin,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2020

Tony Williams and I were remembering you at a recent Mt. Eden High reunion, and we were both proud of you and your heroic sacrifice. I was there that night and pursued one of the bad guys to his apartment, where he barricaded and killed himself. It's been 50 years, and I can still remember you asking me about studying together for the upcoming sergeants test, just days before it all ended. Rest in peace, you are not forgotten.

Douglas Krathwohl
Retired; Chief, San Pablo P.D. previously Captain, Oakland P.D.

June 14, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Martin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. On the 47th anniversary of your E.O.W. you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 9, 2017

officer bill martin was a good friend for the short time that I've known him I was just a rookie then in the aademy a better man and officer you can not finf I always remember him in my prayers GOD REST YOUR SOUL Your friend always mark tierney

rookie officer
friend and partner

May 19, 2016

Every year since 2009 I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 24, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 18, 2012

40 years, still remembered.

Thank you for your service Sir. Thanks also to you of his family, friends and department for your continued strength, honor and diligence.


October 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 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.

Two days a memorial was held for your four brothers from Oakland. Our community is mourning their loss that happened on the darkest day in OPD history.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 29, 2009

Bill, I will always remember your friendship and heroism. You went out saving a fellow officers life. What greater reason for your sacrifice? I wish the truly heroic details of your passing could be put here. God bless you, see you soon.

Officer Pat Taylor (retired)
Oakland PD, and friend

October 12, 2007

Tonight on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 8, 2007

Bill, I have never forgotten you from our school days at Mt. Eden High School. I think of you often.
Dave Dial

Chief David Dial
Naperville, IL Police Department

March 7, 2006

I was there the night you were killed. You were a good man and a wonderful partner, full of life and humor. Thank you for the time we spent together.

Jim Bratton
Oregon Office of the Inspector General

August 27, 2004

Bill, I still remember after all these years...... God Bless, Bro!

Sergeant Tim Gould
San Leandro

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