Police Officer William Chandler Bean, Jr.

Police Officer William Chandler Bean, Jr.

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1999

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William Chandler Bean, Jr.

Police Officer Bill Bean was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to stop a man wanted on an outstanding warrant.

The suspect vehicle pulled over and started to drive again, leading the officers on a low-speed pursuit. The vehicle stopped after becoming disabled in the area of Knightlinger Street and South Avenue. As Officer Bean exited the patrol car the man opened fire, striking him several times. One round entered through the armhole in his vest. Officer Bean's partner returned fire but did not strike the suspect, who was captured several hours later after a manhunt.

The man was convicted of Officer Bean's murder and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole on December 18th, 2003.

Officer Bean had served with the Sacramento Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, and 11 nieces and nephews.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 772

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

vehicle pursuit, warrant service

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I didn’t know you personally, but I have friends that knew you well. I remember this devastating and senseless day from 20 years ago. Thinking of you and your family today. I hope you are resting peacefully. Thank you for your service and your extreme sacrifice! Blue lives matter!! Never forget...

Anonymous
City of Folsom

February 9, 2019

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