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.

I sit here and read thoughts on Officer Bean and I can see why he is so missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and all who knew him. Rest in peace blue angel. Until your family see's you again.

Sonia Kettering
Niece of Deputy David Powell
LA County Sheriff's Department
EOW- Nov. 30, 2002

Sonia (niece of deputy david powell)

May 9, 2004

Billy was a person who cared so much about his work, family and friends. He will always be missed. I was lucky to know Billy, he was my cousin. When I need to cheer up he was always a phone call away. He left behind us all a great gift, his memories that stay with us in our hearts. He will live on with everyone who will always remember him.
I will always love you forever in my heart, and I will always carry you with me where ever I go in life.

Lisa Isaacson
Family

4/8/01

Bill, Just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Miss you always!

Anonymous

Bill I will always remember the "spark" you brought with you wherever you went.  I am personally touched by the time that we spent together.  I have never been in the presence of someone who pushed so hard to get a job accomplished.  Whether it was on the football field, softball field, work, or in life altogether, you "ARE" such an inspiration, and that inspiration is very contagious.  I remember our Las Vegas trips, especially our last one.  We had so much fun that weekend.  You will always be in my thoughts and I also want you to know how much you are missed.  Things just aren't the same without you.  I know you are looking down on us, and I can only pray that your inspiration continues to push me.  I know that it will.  I miss you Bill, but again I have been so blessed by having you in my life.

Samuel Davis Jr
Sacramento Police Department Badge #0703

MY DEAREST ELDEST SON,



THIS WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, BUT IT DID. WHEN WE WOULD TALK ABOUT THE IMPOSSIBLE HAPPENING, YOU ALWAYS SAID, "MOM, REMEMBER I LOVE WHAT I DO. CAN YOU SAY THAT MOM?" I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU ACCOMPLISHED IN YOUR SHORT LIFE. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO HAVE RAISED YOU AND BEEN WITH YOU ALL THOSE YEARS. SOMEDAY, I WILL HAVE MY CHANCE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AND I HOPE IT IS YOU WHO GREETS ME. YOU'RE THE BEST AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. YOU WERE A GOOD COP. I MISS YOU SO. I KNOW YOU KNEW HOW PROUD OF YOU I WAS, BUT NOW IT'S WRITTEN FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN, I LOVE YOU DEAR SON, ALWAYS.



LOVE MOM

kim toms

My dearest brother,


I miss you. You are my best friend. I miss you. You are probably already aware that I went into the Butte Law Enforcement Academy shortly after your passing. I knew that is what God wanted me to do. I think everybody thinks I am nuts, but I know that you don't. I really miss golfing with you. You and Chris were the reason I wanted to teach golf. I wanted to be around you guys and wanted you to be proud of me. I would give my life to have you back. Bailey misses you. Braydon is beautiful and I wish you were here to be the great Uncle that you were to Bailey. Bailey knows your in heaven with Jesus, but it's still hard to hear him talk about how you died. I graduate tomorrow from the academy, but it just isn't as meaningfull as if you were there to see it. All my life I was afraid of being exactly like you. I think it was because I was afraid that I would disappoint you and Chris. Bill, I pray everyday that God will direct me to do what is his will, I pray that dad finds his salvation, I pray that mom's and Chris's pain will ease. I lean a lot on Nick for help and guidance. I know you're in heaven with God and Jesus and I believe it is a better place, I miss you, but I try to honor you by doing what I would have told you if positions were reversed, "Life is short, enjoy it as much as you can, smell the flowers, play the game, help the people, love your family, and don't waste a lot of time mourning for me, because I am in a better place.



Your always in my heart, body and soul.

I love you

Your brother,

Brandon P. Bean

Billy,


Wow, where could I begin? I just got off the phone with CB and he told me to go for it and not to worry about the tears. So, here goes nothing. Whenever I have a problem I always go to the place where we laid you to rest to ask your opinion. You ALWAYS give me the right answer and I dont care what others think about my conversations with you. Dude, I have been trying to be strong thru this because that’s what you would have told me to do. But, I have realized that this will be a sorrow that will stay with me forever. I know, I know. Im not letting it get the best of me and I will push forward. Its almost 2 years after my crash in Nevada and my family is doing great. My daughter asked me where Uncle Bill is at and I just dont know what to say. I told her you got a bad 'owie' and we would see you later on in
Heaven. I just wonder if others really know what you did for my family during my crash. When we laid you to rest, Brandon and I laid Sac PD patches on your casket and I just kept saying THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. You know what I meant and my life is changing for the better. You are a TRUE HERO and I will never let anyone forget that!!!!
I will see you later and I hope Jesus has the perfect gym setup for you. You deserve nothing less. 'Miss you every day'



p.s.-The American flags are still waving when I talk to ya.

David J. Schwartz

Dear Big Brother,



Ever since you began your walk with our Lord my life has not been the same. My days are not as bright. My nights are not as clear. They say all this is suppose to get better with time, although I don't see that happening anytime soon. To say that I miss you is an understatement. I miss the way you would call me up, especially during football season. I could always tell it was you because you would always say "what's up Bean." Thinking of this makes my heart heavy with sadness and pain. I never really took the time to tell you how proud I was to be your little brother. Unfortunately, until I see you again all I have left are these regrets. I just wanted you to know how much we all miss you and that you're in our thoughts everyday. I love you with all my heart and yearn for the day we get to be with each other again.



Your little bro,

Bean



P.S. If you have any pull up there, see if you can help the Steelers and Raiders pull out a few of these games. Lord knows they both need some divine intervention!

Chris Bean

Bill,


All of us here think about you all the time. We will never forget you. All your pals here are keeping your spirit alive, believe it or not, your softball team even won a medal at the Police Olympics. I know you watch over us and someday we will meet again.


Your Friend,

Matt

Sergeant Matt Holguin
Placer County Sheriff's Department

Bill



We all miss you at the North Station. Dave, Pat and I get together regularly and talk about that night. Its been hard. I wish I could have done something for you and Dave that night. I feel like I failed you guys, but I'm working through it. God you were a great cop. It is not right.



See Ya

Officer J Wagstaff
Sacramento Police Department

I never met Officer Bean, but when I learned of his passing that day from a COPS member, I felt the tremendous pain and shock that his family felt.... We also lost our son in a similar situation several months ago. Our prayers are with Officer Bean and his family and we hope that he and my son become good friends in Heaven.

A. Salinas

WE MISS YOU VERY MUCH. YOUR LIFE ON THE FORCE WAS CUT SHORT. WE HOLD YOU IN OUR HEART AND IN OUR MIND. WE KEEP A CANDLE BURNING BRIGHTLY FOR YOU. WE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN A BETTER PLACE. WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU, YOU TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. YOUR VOYAGE HAS COME TO AN END, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

Yolo County Probation

Bill, I only knew you briefly. Your spirit was always contagious and your enthusiasm will continue to motivate all of us at S.P.D. The work you started on, but could not finish, will be continued. That is the most honorable thing we can do in your memory....to keep doing what you did best and loved to do...being a Police Officer and taking care of people. God Bless you and your family. You will be deeply missed, but never, ever forgotten.

Officer David E. Topaz
Sacramento Police Department, CA

You died a hero Bill, your friends and family will always remember that. Thank you! You will always we in our heart and minds. Your death was so tragic, they say that God has a purpose for everything, you wonder why he had to take you so soon? The class of 1989 Colfax High School, Placer Co. S.O, Nevada Co. S.O and Sacramento Police departments will always hold you in our hearts!

Joe Salivar, FTO
Nevada County Sheriff

Billy's love and kindness will be remembered and will not be wasted. Billy will be remembered in our hearts, for the positive changes he made in our lives. His untiring efforts will shadow the thoughts of the people in this community long after he is forgotten. God is fortunate to have Billy by his side, as we remember him in our prayers.



"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again."



I will always fondly recall the times we spent together growing up, attending family functions, catching fire flies; kids being kids. (Your Lizton, Indiana Cousin)

Christine Schubert-Harlan
Galyan's Trading Company

Bill

Over 4 and a half years have now passed since your End of Watch. However, we at the Main Jail, remember your ultimate sacrifice on a daily basis. The piece of human scum that took your life is finally, after over 4 years of court delays, starting trial. As you well knew, the wheels of justice turn slowly. Your faded picture from the newspaper memorial still hangs on the wall where it has been since February 1999. It will remain until justice is finally done. But even then, you will never leave our memories and prayers.

Continue to watch over us Bill, we haven't forgotten you...

Deputy
Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.

During my 23 weeks at the academy, your name was brought up countless times by those who knew you personally or knew of you. You have touched the lives of many people. During our morning PT runs as recruits, we sang of your name and the names of others from Sac PD that have gone before us. Rest in peace, brother.

06/13/2003
Police Officer Randy Law
Sacramento Police Department

Police Officer Randy Law
Sacramento Police Department

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the shift to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, February 9, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of P.O. Bean, Jr. who died on this date 4 years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Bean's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

I'll forever be blessed by having known Bill Bean. I first met Bill when we were assigned to the same swing-shift patrol team working Oak Pak and beyond in 1996. Bill's animated smile, laughter and quick wit made many a long and weary shift speed by and we were all better having known him. And as much as I try to recall the good, I'll never be able, nor should I dare, to forget that fatefull night and the Code 900 call over the radio. God Bless you and yours Bill Bean, for you were a good man! We will never forget.

Officer Peter J. Provencial
Sacramento Police Department

Dear Billy,
Well it has been three years now and I still cant believe you are gone. I still have your pictures pinned up on the vizer in my car 'i truly feel that you are watching over me and my family'. There are times i have to laugh when i see a placer county sherrifs car behind me and i think for just a second that it is you playing a joke on me like when you would pull us over just to see the look on are faces. Any way Bill I miss you tons even though i know you are still with us. love always Mitzi

Mitzi Dougherty/glazebrook
friend

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