Awesome work on the site. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. I enjoy reading about the history of our department, but more importantly, it allows me an opportunity to let my children read the same history so they know what our department is about as well. It gives them a real insight about FWPD!.....Thanks!
Kathryn Ruth Williams Nelson said:May 20, 2012 2:28 pm PST
I am Chief J W Renfro's granddaughter. My name is Kathryn Ruth Williams Nelson. I am named after my grandmother, Kathryn Renfro, and their only daughter, Ruth Renfro Williams. I lived with my grandfather from my birth until his death. The day of Grandpa's death, my grandfather (Grandpa) had showered and dressed; ate breakfast; went to the barber shop for a hair cut and shave; walked the neighborhood with my dog Nickel, whom Grandpa called 'Bob'; watched the news; and called me and told me he was ready for his dinner. When I brought his dinner to the table, he didn't come to the table so I went looking for him. I found him sitting in his bathroom, on the commode, dead. He was 101 yrs. old.
Chief Renfro, my Grandpa, led a very long, family oriented, colorful, and loving life. It was not uncommon to go to his room and find police officers visiting with him. We had a patrol officer on his motorcycle most every summer day, sitting in front of our house. I was a senior at Paschal High School (Paschal Panthers) when Grandpa died. He had outlived my dad by two years. My Dad had died at age 50. I was a sophomore at Paschal and Dad died one night from an aneurism. Mom, Grandpa, and I lived together for the next two years. My Mom, Ruth Renfro Williams, died in my Richardson , Tx. home in 2005, at the age of 94. Her father, my grandfather, was the only grandparent I had growing up. He was 6'6; always stood upright, walked with a cane, always neat, clean, and stylish in his appearance, and very cognizant and oriented to everything that was going on in Fort Worth. I know he would be greatly appreciative of the Fort Worth Police Historical Association for forming and reminding the Fort Worth Community of this very special occasion of the Panther Badge. The Williams Nelson Family thanks the Fort Worth Police Historical Association very much for this special occasion and honor, in Chief Renfro's absence!
Keep up the good work!... Kathy Williams Nelson
Karey reynolds said:May 1, 2012 5:02 am PST
Fantastic Job, I cant wait!!!
Dan Rheaume said:April 4, 2012 6:54 am PST
Congratulations to you all. Great job. The original badges are unique in the world, The Centennial makes a priceless memorial.
RC said:January 11, 2012 6:33 am PST
Great job FWPHA and the badge committee. I have already ordered my badge, and am looking forward to June 9th 2012 that we as the men and women of the FWPD can commemorate this legendary milestone.
Juanita Romero said:December 26, 2011 9:36 am PST
The website is great. The badges, coins and pins are beautiful. Thanks for all your dedication and work
Maria said:December 23, 2011 10:21 am PST
I love it. You did a great job on the website. I cant wait to receive my Centennial Badge in June. What an exciting time to be a Fort Worth Police Officer. Thank you FWPHA.
Alice Skaggs said:December 22, 2011 3:48 pm PST
Thanks for creating these beautiful badges, coins, and pins. You did an outstanding job.
Domingo M said:December 22, 2011 3:41 pm PST
I think this is a great association. I enjoy reading the history of the department. Knowing where you came from helps you know where your going. Keep up the good work.