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.

Still miss you my friend! Joe Lopez calls me every year and we remember. Until we meet again...Matt

Sergeant (Retired) Matt Holguin
Placer County Sheriff's Department

August 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. I would also like to use this forum to thank your father for all the work he does on behalf of victims.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 9, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

A hero in life, not death.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 9, 2011

Officer Bean,
On today, the 12th 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.



February 9, 2011

Bill, It seems like just the other day we were laughing watching Jacquie run around the ball field. Now she is this Beautiful girl nearly 15 yrs old! You would be so proud of her, she still remembers you and the 'bad man who took her uncle so he couldn't come to her 3rd birthday party' (She has always been a smartie - guess she comes by that honestly from both sides!)
Remember how surprised I was to find out that I was working with your friend, Mele? What a crack up he always used to be- can't believe he is a Sheriff.
What's really wierd is that I have been gone from the jail for over 10 yrs, and would you believe I can still remember PC/VC Code #s just as if I was booking all over again? I still have dreams of being in the Control Room doing 20 things in 10 different directions and never missing a beat.
Sometimes the dreams turn into memory nightmares and I wonder if they will ever go away? It never failed, '97-'99 that is the room I was in when all my family members (God Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousins) and friends (You, Depty Teddy, Rodney) died. How can one remain professional when watched through glass on all sides, hearing that someone you care about is no longer alive? Somehow I did it, but sure don't want to go back there again - even in my dreams.
I choose to remember you laughing and playing with Jacquie. You would get a kick out of her brother, Matt and my son Nathan. Matt (12)is such an Athlete plays every sport w/ a ball in it + track since he was 4 and he looks just like Jacquie. Nathan is 4 and worships the ground Matt & Jacquie walk on! You can really tell they are related - all of them are adorable!
I know you are watching over them from above. God bless you and thank you for being such a wonderful person to our family!
Karen Dahlberg Holgate

Karen Dahlberg Holgate
Marois Extended Family, formerly TCSO

December 28, 2010


I think of you often and am glad I was your friend. When I am in CA and DC I visit your name at the memorial. You will never be forgotten. Matt

Retired Sgt Matt Holguin
Placer County Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2010

To Officer William Chandler Bean, his mother Kim and his father, his two brothers, and his other loved ones:

On this the tenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

Bill, I know that in your law enforcement career you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Bill. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bill gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 9, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 9, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered and never forgotten.


November 6, 2008


Just thinking about you my friend. I will miss your smile and kind words always!

Sgt. A Costanzo
Sac Sheriff's Dept.

April 17, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 7, 2008

Bill. I never met you, but I have heard alot about you. I know Carrie misses you very much. I am a trainer and teach many officers. Your loss is helping to teach others everyday. Godspeed, rest in peace.

October 13, 2007

"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

September 20, 2007

A friend of mine carries your picture in his truck and has always talked about you. You meant alot to him.

One of my family members is listed on this site too. (gunfire).

Rest in Peace brother.


July 5, 2007

My thoughts turned to you all day Billy. God Bless.

February 9, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 8th anniversary of your EOW. Unfortunately, the individual that caused all this pain was only given life in prison. I only hope that life means life and that he never experiences freedom again. You are a true hero Officer Bean and heroes never die. You will never be forgotten.

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

February 9, 2007

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

November 12, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

August 16, 2006

I just hope that all who have judged know that one day you too must be judged. Mr. Bean is in the hands of a higher power and has been released of all pain and judgements of others. We know his life was cut short, but there is a bigger picture to be looked at. May God be with all who have not learned the truth.

May 6, 2006

Bill, Im sad i never got to know you. I can't tell you how many times I'v heard people speak so highl of you. I definately feel the deepest sorrow for all of your friends and family. Today I among thousands of other officer were at Matt Reddings Funeral. It made me realize how much we really need every single officer on the streets to help the community. I know I have to continue doing the dangerous job we all do. You will never be forgotten by me or anyone else. Someday I'm sure i'll get to meet you. God Bless you.

E Bakulich

October 14, 2005

With the recent accident that took the lives of Sacramento Sheriff Deputies Blount and Kievernagel, I have been reminded of the tragic loss of Officer William Bean. I am not in Law Enforcment and I did not know Officer Bean, but his death is somewhat personal as he was killed very close to where I was working at the time. In honor of Officer Bean and all who have been lost in the line of duty, I offer these words:

Ever willing to pay the price,
Ensure the blessings of my liberty.
Ever willing to sacrafice,
The Thin Blue Line is there for me.

Ever willing to face the wrath,
No matter where the foe may trod.
End of criminals' woesome path,
Watch o'er the Line, I pray, Dear God.

Ever faithful, true and right,
In the Darkness, their's is light.
Ever watchful o'er me and mine,
Ever gratful to the Thin Blue Line.

May God Bless You All

Carl A. Pascoe-Bickel

September 15, 2005

To my brother,

Hard to believe it has been five years since I last left a reflection. I wanted to let you know that the boys are getting big. Bailey's playing football and Braydon is playing soccer. Benjamin is getting big and has started pre-school. I wanted to write just a quick note, but it is more to the officers and deputies who work the beat with me now. I am proud of what I do. Although there will always be crime and violence, we will stand strong. With every one of our brothers that fall, there will be two to take his place. We will continue to fight the good fight and I will always remember the reason I do this job. I will look with compassion at the citizen who is angry with me because they were doing drugs and I "took" their children from them. I will fight for our youth. I will stand against any foe to better the world for my children and others. I miss and love you dearly. I have to go the kids are in the shower having a soap fight:(


Brandon P. Bean / Narcotics Detective
Roseville P.D. (Placer SIU)

August 26, 2005

In loving memory of P.O. Bill Bean:
You were hilighted on the website
today so I wanted to meet you.
I always scan the reflections to see
if the o.d. has a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ and I ALWAYS breathe a sigh of relief when I discover he does. He is our ONLY
ticket to Heaven. So sad you lost
your life so suddenly and tragically.
It is easy to see you made a deep
impact on those who know and
love you. And when they say you are
in a better place we know we can
bank on it. May your Dad find a way
to Christ so that your family will once
again be complete. And I'll look forward to meeting you myself one
fine day. Until then, tell Jesus HI!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

August 25, 2005

while I was working at the kenny station your work ethic and caring for the people of the city of sacramento were reminders of what the job, calling was all about. I hope to live up to the example that you have left for all officers that come after you. rest well brother

smyres police officer 2

April 12, 2005


I never met you. However shortly after your death I worked on the floor at the main jail where the man who took your life has enjoyed a better standard of life than he did before he deprived you of yours. I had to listen to his constant complaining while you had no longer had a voice. I was reminded daily of your sacrifice as I glanced upon your memorial on the wall. Now he will enjoy three meals a day for the rest of his worthless life while decent human beings grieve your loss. I only hope there is a greater jury waiting for him someday than the one who dispensed this injustice. Much time has passed but your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sacramento Sheriff's Dept

June 25, 2004

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