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Police Officer William M. Morrison, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, September 4, 1987

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Reflections for Police Officer William M. Morrison, Jr.

Rest in peace always and please know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 4, 2020

Thanking everyone who has visited here and left their kind words. Officer Morrison was my father. It’s been 32 years since his passing. We miss him every day. Today is his birthday and seeing the messages left here helps us know his loss and our sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Jo Ann Morrison Slager
Daughter of Fallen Officer

February 16, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Morrison.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2019


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. The years pass but the pain does not diminish for those left behind. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 miss you every day.


September 4, 2012

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

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Even working Special Employment, on your day off, and with many years on the job, you still were the police. We salute your actions.

Detective Thomas Downes

September 3, 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
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

December 30, 2007

Two decades have passed but you have not been forgotten. Continue to watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol in the City. You are a true hero.

Bob Gordon
Father of CPD Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 4, 2007

It has been 19 years since you were called away. You have not been forgotten. On September 18, 2006, the Chicago Police Dept. will dedicate their Memorial and your name will be read aloud with honor and dignity. Your name will appear enscribed on the wall forever. Keep watch over those still out on patrol. Thankyou for your many years of dedicated service to the City of Chicago.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

September 4, 2006

Officer Bill Morrison was an inspiration to me. I knew him as a teen from 1974 to 1978 Bill worked security at the High School I went to. Sullivan High. I would talk to him every day about becoming a Police Officer. I came on the Job in 1990 and wondered how Bill was and if he retired. In 2000 when I transfered into the 16th District after being on the job 10 years I saw a dedication plaque about Bill Morrison on the wall. It crushed me. I'm glad that I have now found a place where I can say to Bill and his family, thank you for the inspiration and guidance you gave me as a teen. May God bless you and hold you until we meet again.

P.O. William Ruehlmann
Chicago Police Dept.

August 17, 2005

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