Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William Boland Bell

Summerville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2002

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Reflections for Patrolman William Boland Bell

Rest in peace Patrolman Bell.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 29, 2022

I think of you so often. You were such a bright spot in our academy class, everyone thought the world of you. Every time I go to Charleston, memories flood by mind. Rest well my friend.

Officer Colleen Belk
Springdale Police Department/ Friend

November 28, 2018

Thank you.


January 7, 2018

It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since you were taken from us. Daddy, I wish I could feel your presences, dream about you..but it’s been awhile. Please come find me in a dream. I love you!

Gail Santavicca

November 19, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 28, 2014

Daddy, I come to this page often to "talk to you" but I just end up backspacing it all. I can't even begin to say how much I miss you. God gave me a baby boy (not so much baby now) looks just like you. I can almost hear your laugh if you were to look at him. "that's my boy, he is beautiful because he looks just like me" Peyton is almost 10. He is such a little man and wow is he stubborn! That can't possibly be a Bell gene so Let's blame it on Jason. Harper is 5. She is sweet with just enough sass. Ok, so maybe she has an abundance of sass. Her cup runneth over. I am sad that they will never physically know you. I feel like they were cheated. My heart has little band aids on it from the kids, they hold my heart together when it feels like it wants to break from sadness. I miss you and I love you!

Gail Santavicca

September 10, 2013

It will soon be 10 long years since you left this earth to visit with the Lord, know I will always love and miss you like it was yesterday! Love you babe!

Betty A. Bell

November 13, 2012

Well honey once again I will face the Parole Board on Wednesday July 25th to keep your killer in prison! This has been a very long journey and I will see it to the end! I love you and miss you more then anyone could imagine!

Betty A. Bell

July 23, 2012

A "No Parole" letter for the thug that killed you has been sent. You will never be forgotten!

daughter of slain Special Agent J. Robert Porter
E.O.W. 8/9/79

Kristi Porter
Police Family Survivor

July 16, 2012

My love, thoughts and prayers are being sent to you all!! I am heartbroken to "learn" of your loss. There are NO WORDS that can truly express how deeply sorry I am. I am confident your joyful reunion in heaven will bless you eternally!! Loosing my own brother Doug a few months ago myself reminds me of the daily "pain" and loss you feel. Sending you all HUGE HUGS and lots of prayers!! What a wonderful day it will be when we can see them again!!

Tracey (Smith) Chiodo
James Island High class of 1991

July 12, 2012

Rest in peace brother of the badge, Officer Bell. Thank you for your service, my letter to the Parole Board went in today.

Bob Reed, Retired Police Officer
South Lake Tahoie PD

July 11, 2012



June 7, 2012

Well baby, today you are 58 and in heaven celebrating with our Lord instead of your family.But I know you are having a wonderful time with the Lord! I miss you more each year that passes and the hole in my heart will never be filled until we meet again! Happy Heavenly Birthday Honey, I love you and miss you.

Betty A. Bell

January 3, 2012

I've never had the opportunity to meet you, but I am very thankful that I got the chance to meet Doug. Even though I haven't met Valarie yet, I am thankful to have her as a friend as well. Their friendship to me and many others is a true reflection of you & your wife.
Rest in Peace William Bell

K-9 Tpr. Heather Kicklighter & K-9 Aida
Florida Highway Patrol

November 18, 2011

You may be gone honey but you will NEVER be forgotten! I love you with all my heart.

Betty A. Bell

November 12, 2011

Daddy, happy 236th USMC birthday! Enjoy this Marine Corps birthday among the few and the proud who are in heaven. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART!!



November 10, 2011

As yet another year has come since you left us we still miss you even more then the year before. We love you with all our hearts and will see you again one day. I love you honey and ALWAYS will.

Betty A. Bell

November 3, 2011

Thinking of you and missing you today. I love you baby.

Betty A. Bell

August 17, 2011

Happy Heavenly Birthday Baby! As I write this I sit and think of our plans for the future, we where to take the phone out, remove the mailbox, buy a travel trailer and go so we could finally enjoy life after years of working,and raising two most amazing daughters any parents could ever ask for!All of this was cut short for us as you were taken from me. Now I just imagine how much fun we would have had together traveling and seeing new things and sharing in life's happiness. We both have been cheated out on alot. I love you baby.Happy Birthday!

Betty Bell

January 2, 2011

Patrolman Bell..8years ago today you were taken from your family, friends and Summerville P.D. R.I.P. Gone but never forgotten.

Riverside Sheriff's Dept. Ca.

November 19, 2010

Dear Bell Family...I'm thinking of you all and sending prayers up for you today as you honor the memory of your loved one. These anniversaries never get easier, no matter how many years go by. Just know that you are not alone, and he is still remembered. God bless you today and always~

Lori Johnson Rowley
Daughter of Sgt. James M. Johnson, EOW 11/11/04

November 19, 2010

Babe~ Today is 8 years since I received the most horrible news anyone could get, that you were taken from me oh to soon. I still miss you like this just happened yesterday and will the rest of my life. I'll love you ALWAYS and miss you even more. Happy Heavenly Birthday Baby. I love you.

Betty Bell

November 18, 2010

Rest in peace my brother in blue. You will always be missed and never forgotten. To all that did not know William, he touched the lives of thousands. I attended the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (Class 428) with William and he was often what kept the class going. William was very up beat, always smiling, proud of his family and would give you the shirt off his back. It has been almost 8 years and it is still heart wrenching/upsetting to visit this site. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Detective B. M Manning
Greenville Police Department

October 30, 2010

Our daughter Valarie was just talking about you and how she wishes you could see her & our grandbabies, that you would get such a laugh out of her and that she got her brains from you because she will soon graduate with her Masters Degree! I told her you are ALWAYS looking down on us and smiling about something. She said momma I hope he shows me a sign on graduation day! I said do you remember Gail crying at her wedding as she waited for Doug to escort her to get married and she said momma I wish dad was here, and just as she approched the place to stand to get married there was her sign a beautiful double rainbow!And i know you will be at graduation too cheering her on! I love you and still miss you dearly! Love Always Betty


October 15, 2010

Well another school year is done. There's not a moment when I don't think of you before my crossing guard duties.. I'm convienced that at the many times we have came close, you stand at God's feet asking him too to have Mercy upon me and the children.

Sgt. Cassandra Williams
Summerville Police Dept.

June 25, 2010

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