Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William F. Morris

Miami County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, November 22, 1972

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Reflections for Sergeant William F. Morris

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant William F. Morris Miami County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

November 22, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant William F. Morris of the Miami County Sheriff's Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 22, 2017

Many people are remembering you and your family as your beloved wife left this earth to join you in heaven on this past Sunday, January 22, 2017. Now your family will have 2 guardian angels. May you both rest in heavenly peace.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Survivor of Miami County Sgt.Robert Elliott EOW 2/25/87

January 24, 2017

Bill, old friend and colleague, rest well as others carry on in that long line as we did so many years ago.

Larry Huffman
Ex-Miami County S.O.

February 21, 2015

Sgt. Morris,
On today, the 41st anniversary of you death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Miami County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2013

That is my great gandfather and im proud to have had him as one

Andrew Morris
Great Grandson

January 7, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 22, 2010

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 3, 2008

rest in peace hero

vandenberghe
nh

November 29, 2007

Rest Now, your watch has ended Uncle Bill, and I have picked it up...You have not been forgotten.

Deputy Darci R. Graham
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office (Louisiana)

February 19, 2004

Rest easy, brother. You are gone but will never be forgotten.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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