Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Chief of Police Bill Jewel "Putt" Linder

Wisner Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, October 10, 2004

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Reflections for Assistant Chief of Police Bill Jewel "Putt" Linder

I can hardly believe it. NOW, three of our hometown guys have gone way too soon! All three gave their lives doing what they loved.
Leighton and Sarah both graduated from high school a few weeks ago. Time sometimes flies, and yet sometimes seems to stand still. He was in first grade when we lost you. The void is still here. Forever missed by all who loved you!

Carol Dee Linder
Daughter in law

June 6, 2016

Hard to believe you've been gone almost 10 years. So much has changed. We will never forget your sacrifice. You are and will always, ALWAYS be missed, and your memory will be honored by we who love you.

Carol Dee Linder
Daughter-in-law

August 25, 2014

I was just setting here thinking about you an old times. Can't help but to miss you. I think every day about what life would be like with you here. I could just imagine us going hunting or fishing. Setting under that old tree. I love you uncle putt so much. I miss you.

Byron linder
son

December 1, 2012

Today is the 8th anniversary that you have died. I still don't believe it. I remember the night I heard I just went to my room and cried all night and it just went on day after day. It's just so hard to think about you and not break down in tears. I wish you were here right now; I know you had never ending love for all of your family. We're all thinking of you today and the joy you brang to us. Especially me, I can't believe I haven't teared up yet. I can remember like it was yesterday,just me and you sitting in the recliner talking to Grandma Sue and Byron. I sure do miss those days,especially the four of us had every time I came down to the house with y'all. I know you're my guardian angel now, and I sure couldn't imagine a better spirit than you to guide me everywhere I go and protect me from harm. I love you papaw. Through light and darkness, day and night, even in times that I have trouble with anything, I know you're still in my heart and getting me through every conflict of my life. Miss you and love you forever in my heart,Leighton.

Leighton Linder
Grandson

October 10, 2012

Love and miss you. Like I said, I think about you everyday and not a day passes when I never think. You'd be very proud of all of your family and friends right now. I'm a freshman in high school,Byron's a junior. Dana and your great grandson Jackson have moved into grandma Sue's yard in a trailor. Everyone is doing well. So far,dad is loving his new job as patrol supervisor. Dana has two jobs now cutting hair and being a doctor. Life is good. Love you.

Leighton Linder
Grandson

September 28, 2012

I love and miss you Papaw. I think about you everyday and never forget. I know you're in a better place and having fun.

Leighton Linder
Grandson

September 18, 2012

So sorry for the Loss of Putt. and of all the officers that have served in duty and lost their lives..I just retired 25 years service with the Department of Corrections..Hunt Corr.Center..

Msgt. Ester Woodard Retired
Hunt Correctional Center

June 10, 2012

Uncle putt its seemed like forever . It's so hard to get on here and leave a reflection without breaking down. Going on 8 years without you . Mr.Billy is trying to make your officer of the year. It's so well deserved . I wish you wouldn't have had to go so early. Life is so much diffrent without you . I can remember setting in your chair with you and us setting under the tree like it was yesterday . Or the time I thought I was faster than you and tried to race you but lost. So many stories i could go on and on . I wish you was here to see Jackson . Youl never know who that is . I wish i could've got to see your face when you saw your grandson . He's crazy . Me Bryan and Carol D brung him by your grave the other day . It's crazy to realize life without you . To this day I still haven't faced reality that your gone. I don't think Il ever be able to . Your a one of a kind person . Forever and always in my heart . I love you .

Byron Linder
son

April 22, 2012

just thinking of you as always,still missing you as always.

sue
wife

January 11, 2012

Sue, I remember that Sunday like it was yesterday. I remember coming through Wisner that morning and there was put running radar. I almost turned around and went back and talked to him but I didn't. I can remember mom and I hearing it all on the S.O. channel. I just wish that my wife had got to know putt. he was a great man and a great friend.

family member

October 7, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Bryan
Son

June 19, 2011

I was just thinking about Putt today and telling old stories to the guys in my new profession. Even out on the river, there are old cops who used to be 10-8. It is sad how things are in this world and if not for brave, low paid cops who actually do their job, it is unimaginable how bad things would be. By the way Putt, I even live in Wisner now when I'm not working. Wish I could come to your office at the tree and visit. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Reserve Deputy Lafayette Ainsworth
Franklin Parish Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2011

wish you were here to watch all these kids play ball,it would be so much fun,telling them to run,watch the ball,what are you doing,step back,go back,that was a great throw,etc.and they are all such great players.still have your chair bryan got me for mothers day, just in case you ever want to see another game.miss you!

sue
wife

May 28, 2011

just, happy birthday, if you would have lived to be 69.always miss you.

sue linder
wife

May 21, 2011

GMS LOVES JBC.You will never know the meaning of these letters but they would be so special to you too.Forever in my heart,miss you.

sue linder
wife

May 3, 2011

just got home from the ballgame heard your name mentioned and thought i'd write something on your reflection hadn't did in a while not that i don't think of you daily i sure do miss you i don't think i will ever stop missing you.i know now we were truly soulmates.

sue linder
wife

April 29, 2011

Hey papaw,just been thinkin about you.Missing you and wishing you were here.Life is very hard without you.

Leighton L.
Grandson

March 4, 2011

miss you forever.

sue

January 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to all fallen Heroes and their families.

Bryan Linder
Son

December 24, 2010

thinking of you

sue linder

October 10, 2010

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and prayers.

Bryan
Son

October 10, 2010

HI Putt it's me lit Denise I just can't forget 10/10/2004
I was there with you to the end buddy i miss you and i love
so much.

Denise F. Williamson
WCDC

October 10, 2010

Thinking of all officers and their families on this special day.

Sgt. Bryan Linder
Franklin Parish Sheriffs Dept.

May 15, 2010

Hey papaw,been thinkin bout ya lately.Write u back.

Leighton
Grandson

April 20, 2010

Hey papaw i started baseball a week or 2 ago,and i love it.I will write to u soon.love u papaw putt
always in our hearts

Leighton
grandson

March 22, 2010

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