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

Happy birthday! We love and miss u!

Candy

May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday from everyone.

Bryan
Son

May 21, 2008

I was thinking about you all day because it's your 66th birthday today. I love you and I will never forget you.

Leighton Linder
grandson

May 21, 2008

We love you and miss you every day!

sue and your family

March 19, 2008

We all miss you.

Carol Dee Linder
daughter-in-law

February 27, 2008

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February 4, 2008

Thinking of you.We miss you.

candy

January 16, 2008

Merry Christmas,we miss and Love you.

Bryan
Son

December 23, 2007

missing you today.

sue and your family
wife

November 22, 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
Sergeant
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

November 5, 2007

Thinking of you. Miss and Love You.

October 31, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tender time of year.

Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11/5/04

October 13, 2007

"always in my heart"

sue
wife

October 10, 2007

I love and miss you so much

Dana
granddaughter

October 10, 2007

Hey Pop, Although it has been three years it still seems like yesterday.We all have our good days and bad days.How we used to make a deal out of helping you mow or something and now would give anything to help or talk for a few more minutes.I realize that now, time is something we should not take for granted.Leighton is turning into a pretty good football player.I think he loves it more than baseball.He plays defense and is figuring out the game.Dana is going to college and is finding out that life is hard but she is doing good.Mama and the boys are also doing good. Love you

Bryan
Son

October 10, 2007

Gone but never forgotten! Love and miss you!

candy

October 10, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of you being called away from duty. Continue to watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

October 9, 2007

On the eve of the anniversaray of your death, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

You are the last officer killed on October 10 according to this web site's "Today in History"

I pray that this writer never has to update this date again.

God Bless all of you that have given your life in the line of duty.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

I JUST REMBERD UR BIRTH DAY IS SO CLOSE. I LOVE U AND MISS U ALOT.

BYRON

September 12, 2007

IT WILL BE ALMOST 5 YEARS SINCE U DIED NEXT MONTH. I REMBER YOU EVERYDAY AND CRY I REMBER YOU AND THANKING U WOULD BE SO PROUD OF ME AND LEIGHTON WE ARE PLAYING FOOTBALL. I WAS JUST THANKING THAT LEIGHTON HAD HIS FIRST GAME THIS SATERDAY. I KNOW U WOULD BE IN THE CROWD CHEERING HIM ON. I LOVE U AND MISS U EVERY DAY R.I.P

BYRON

September 12, 2007

Always in our thoughts.We love and miss you so much!

candy

August 13, 2007

Hey Uncle Putt,
It has been a while since I wrote to you. Just wanted to tell you hey and tell you that I miss you. Everything is so different now that you are gone. I wish you were here to try and help mend all the problems. I hope you know that you are loved and missed dearly. Tell Grandma Blanche that I said hey.

Love Always,
Allison Trahern

Allison Trahern
daughter of Johnny Trahern

August 7, 2007

Happy's Father Day.

Bryan
Son

June 17, 2007

Happy Birthday!We miss you!

candy
niece

May 21, 2007

Today would have been your 65th Birthday. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday. We Love you and miss you.

Bryan
Son

May 21, 2007

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