Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Chandler Bean, Jr.

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1999

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Reflections for Police Officer William Chandler Bean, Jr.

First let me say that I am an African American man that lived in the oak park area since i was a child, now am 39 years old. Officer bill bean, man words can’t describe the things that you did for me and my family, this man brought us groceries when we were hungry, this man had water fights with me and my cousins, this man would take us home at three in the morning due to us being under age, and tell me and my cousins it’s not safe out hear. Officer Bill bean I really miss you my guy. Some would say that me as being an African American man that we don’t trust cops or like cops, and that’s they are all bad. I am hear to let you no officer bill bean was the realist and most trustworthy cop I’ve ever knew. For those cowards that took this man away from us, god will see fit for the beautiful soul you took away from our community. He was one of us, one of the good guy’s

Rest in paradise officer bill bean.


August 26, 2021

I was one of Bill's instructors at Butte Collage Police/Fire Academy ...
He exhibited excellent leadership ability thus our making him the class commander...
I presently reside in Grass Valley and drive Hwy.#174 daily which has been dedicated in his memory ....
May God have mercy on your soul and bless you and yours .... Mr. McClendon ( TRUE OR FALSE) I used this
in class all the time ...

Detective Max McClendon
Yuba City, Detective / Instructor Butte College

July 18, 2021

Bill was a Pittsburgh Steelers Fan, May they win the SuperBowl in 2020 for you Bill. Rest in Peace. -- Hack

Hack Garland
Friend since 3rd Grade

February 9, 2020

Officer Bean, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 8, 2020

I, along with pretty much my entire department, attended your funeral. As I recall, it was my first day on the job with that department. My first actual assignment was on the high security floor of the jail where the shooter was housed. The first thing any officer saw upon entering the secured area of that floor was the newspaper article with your picture hanging prominently in the control room. I suspect that article still hangs there today. I worked that floor for two years, before moving on. I was inspired to be the kind of officer that Bill Bean would have bean proud to know. You are not forgotten.

Sacramento County

November 20, 2019

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...

City of Folsom

February 9, 2019

Thank you Bill. I graduated from Mira Loma High School with your mom and souly feel her grief today. Respect and love to all; Blue Lives Matter.

Pam Cozzalio

February 9, 2019

Officer Bean,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 9, 2019

I just moved to a house on Bill Bean Circle and wondered where it got its name. Then in Regency Park I saw the plaque honoring Sacramento peace officers and firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty over the past 141 years, and Officer Bean's was the last officer listed. I am very honored to live on a street bearing this brave, selfless officer's name.

Richard Zuris
Sacramento homeowner

January 31, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are still with Officer Billy Bean, every February and throughout the year too. Both his family (his blood and our blue.) A loss felt through everyone he knew and those he touched. On and off duty he was a wonderful example of honor and integrity. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Forever Remembered,
Rest In Peace
Detective, Retired
Jennifer Hutchins
Sacamento Police Department, California

November 1, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 9, 2018

Thank you for your service brother. Rest in perpetual peace.

N.Y.P.D. Ray Flores
Lieutenant (ret.)

February 9, 2017

I had the distinct pleasure of being Billy Beans training officer when he was hired by the Placer County Sheriff's Office at Lake Tahoe. He was a stand out from day one. I have trained many newbies over the past 30 years and Billy was one of those rare few that made the job very rewarding.
Eventually Billy was Sacramento's gain and our loss.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret)
Placer County Sheriffs Office

October 5, 2016

Thinking of you today an the anniversary of your End Of Watch. Your fellow Academy mates, and those who have worked with you are thinking of you.
We miss you Bill. We miss your antics, your jokes, and your energy.

B. Reno Sergeant - Retired
Grass Valley Police Dept.

February 9, 2016

Not a year goes by that I do not spend time reflecting on our childhood times, your passion for life, and how you were taken away from us too early. You are missed my friend.

Officer Brent Northrup

February 8, 2016

It's been 16 years and yet we still talk about you fondly. I was just speaking with Sammy D. the other day and we talked about your fire and your fun, especially when it surrounded football and the Pig Bowl. I had no hash marks on my sleeve when we met, and now I have 4. Life has never been fair, but you live on in all the people that you touched.

Sacramento Police Department

February 9, 2015

Rest in Peace, my brother of the Badge! God Bless your family, friends and Department.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

December 22, 2014

I am attending Heald college, for criminal justice. I want to dedicate my, last quarter to your loved one. My deepest condolences to his family ,and friends. May he be at peace.

Francisca santana
no relation

August 3, 2014

You will never be forgotten. You are missed you and thought about often.

Terry O'Keefe
Friend / Classmate / Teammate

February 9, 2014

You will never be forgotten. We miss you and think about you often brother. It is a testament to how you treated and loved people.

Sergeant Paul Nicholas PCSO
childhood friend/teammates

February 9, 2014

I miss you everyday brotha. All the times we had growing up went way to fast. What I would do make time go backwards to be able to talk to you one last time. Thank you for all the memories and tell tato I said hi heaven, love you brotha.


January 15, 2014


Still thinking of you. You are missed and will not be forgotten...Matt

Sgt (Retired) Matt Holguin
Friend/Placer County Sheriff's Department

September 3, 2013

As a citizen resident in the city of Sacramento I have known numerous city Officers. Billy, I will never forget you, or your infectious laugh, an gang ho enthusiasm. I met you because of a female Officer I had met in the eighties in old town when she was a rookie, I worked security in bars. I was raised by a single mother, that fortunately worked with the wife of a SPD officer. Because of her dating peace officers, I came to respect an idolize them all. I would not lie and say I did not stray from what I knew was not the right path, growing up in the sixties an seventies. But not a week goes by I don't think of you, and that damned smile, an chatting with you just cuz you were in my hood an wanted to say hi. It makes me proud an sad as I drive by the station near. My home and see how much the tree at the memorial has grown since we lost you. My friend Laurie was in a recruiting poster twenty years ago, an I must say, your photo that I have with hers, not only are you showing your pride but it speaks volumes of how much it meant to you. You would get a big laugh when I told you.The new Chief's mom an mine worked together. we went to the movies as kids together, an being an ass talked like a truck driver only to come home to eat a bar of soap for my transgressions. as you would say "you do the crime, ya do the time". I miss ya, but gods got a good one on his team, until we meet again, RIP Falcon 41.

Bruce Laughlin
Respectful citizen

April 7, 2013

Bill, You were such an amazing guy and wonderful to everyone you knew. I am honored to have known you and shared fun laughs and memories not only with you, but your entire family. Now, married to a Police Officer myself, I realize it takes a selfless and brave individual to become someone in Law Enforcement. You were all of that and more. Rest in Peace Bill.

Michelle Page

February 10, 2013

Bill, I think of you often. Whenever I travel home to Auburn, drive through Colfax, visit Lake Tahoe, or drive anywhere on Interstate 80 I think of you. You were an incredible friend and an even better person and officer. Thank you for all the positive you left in this world. You touched and changed for the better so many lives. Until our birthdays April 8th and 9th, I love you brother.

Steve Clark
close friend

February 10, 2013

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