Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William Frederick Meyer

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1967

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Reflections for Patrolman William Frederick Meyer

Rest in peace Patrolman Meyer. Decency and character are a hero's motto.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 31, 2017

I was 12 when Officer Meyer was killed, and like the writer above, I never pass by this location without thinking about him. I remember at the time of the murder it was fortunate I wasn't there at the time, as my mother and I were at the Gardner Lane Shopping Center all the time. And of course, we kept shopping their all the time.

My father was an attorney, so after the men were captured I asked my dad if I could attend a portion of the trial and he said yes. Although he had no connection to the case, he talked to some court people and they promised they'd keep an eye on me. I think I was the only kid in the courtroom. I remember looking at them and thinking "why would you kill an innocent man like this?" That image stayed with me a very long time as well.

A couple of years after the murder, I met a kid at school by the same name of the officer, and feeling a bit of trepidation, I asked him if he was his son, and Bill said yes.

To this day I feel a sense of angst whenever I think about the murder of Officer William Meyer.

Kevin M. Sullivan
A friend of the officer's son

November 3, 2016

I was just a child of 10 when this horrible incident happened but it has remained with me all these years. Whenever I past the location, I think of your bravery and feel proud of the job you officers do. I ended up working at that same grocery store where you confronted the robbers. RIP and thank you so much for your service to keep us safe. I am sure you are safe now in heaven

Steve C

August 23, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

I never got to meet you, you died when my father was young, but he spoke about you a lot and missed you terribly, all he ever wanted was to see his father again, and now he can, just do me a favor and tell my daddy that i love him and miss him very much and he will forever remain my hero as you were his

athena meyer
granddaughter

March 24, 2011

I always think of you when I pass by where you were killed. You will never be forgotten.

TAC#8

December 18, 2006

Your son has joined you now. Watch over him, and may god hold each of you with our love.

January 3, 2006

37 years later, you are not forgotten.
god bless you patrolman Meyer, rest in peace.

September 1, 2004

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