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

Rest in peace Chief. Thanks for your service.

NC Game Warden

April 28, 2007

A Linder family reunion was held in Wisner yesterday. We missed you and watching you enjoy the company of your family.
Dana had a car accident a few weeks ago but everything turned out okay. She only has 3 weeks of school left when we go back after spring break is over. It's hard to believe she is about to graduate. Uncle Milton will be presenting her scholarship in your honor. We are so proud he will be doing it, but I know it will be hard for him and hard for Dana. What a proud moment for all of us it will be, though.
Another ball season is upon us. Leighton already hit a homerun at his first (or second?) practice. We are looking forward to a great season. He picked #2 to be his number since your number was 2. He will make you proud.

Carol Dee Linder

April 9, 2007

Miss and love you!


March 30, 2007

From all of your wonderful reflections, it was obvious you were very much loved and respected. Thank you for serving your community, and I'm so glad that justice was served. It won't bring you back to those who loved you, but I hope it gives them some small comfort......

Colorado State Patrol

March 15, 2007

I accidentally pressed the enter key and didn't get to finish my reflection. As I was saying, I am very proud to have known Bill personally, even though not all that well. I remember him saying he wished he had gotten into law enforcement years before he did. So do I, old friend. We would have rested easier for alot longer. I miss you.


March 10, 2007

I haven't been to ODMP in a while, but the number of people who have been to Bill's page really impresses me and makes me even prouder to have known him. Especially local people who knew him personally. That just goes to show how well-loved he was.


March 10, 2007

Hey Papaw...I miss you so much, but I love you even more!!! I know you're always going to be here with me!
Love you always!

Dana Linder

February 28, 2007

I've had you on my mind alot lately. When i pass by i always look over at your and Aunt Sue's house. It makes me think of how things use to be sometimes i cry. At times i even smile. It makes me sad because we miss you so much. Then I get a warm feeling in my heart it makes me proud to have had you as a part of my life. We love and miss you so much.


December 18, 2006

hey uncle putt we miss u and love u for ever and always


November 30, 2006

Hey Pops, This time of the year is one of the hardest. The weather is cool and it is just about time to start rabbit hunting. We do miss meeting you at Parks Gro. getting coffee and getting in the woods. Charles still has Boomer and J.R. and they are still the best. Love you and miss you.


November 20, 2006

On this second anniversary of your tragic death, I remember and honor you and your heroism. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of the One who created you and loves you for eternity.

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

October 10, 2006

A man remembered with love and respect never dies but lives on in the hearts and minds of others.

October 10, 2006

I miss you so. It seems like it's getting harder and harder for me to deal with. I think this year may be harder than last year. I love you so much, and I know you'll always be here with me!

Dana Linder

October 9, 2006

Hey Papaw...I was just sitting at work thinking of you. I've been getting depressed these past few days, because I know it will soon be the 2 year anniversary of your death. I miss you so much! I just wanted to let you know that I am always thinking of you and I love you so very much!
Love always and forever,

Dana Linder

October 6, 2006

We sure miss you! Dana is now a senior in high school. It's hard to believe she is graduating in 8 months. We finally got her a car! Now that that has been taken care of, she has been concentrating on school and scholarships and housing for when she starts at ULM next summer. She started working on an oil portrait of you awhile back, but it is hard for her to work on it. She's a very talented artist, but she is too critical of herself. I am now teaching 3rd grade and get to have Leighton for about 1.5 hours a day. It's kind of funny when he raises his hand and I'm thinking he has a "school" question, but he always asks a "home" question or tells me something that has nothing to do with school. We will go to Lake Charles in September for your last memorial. We are all going to proudly represent you. Love and miss you!

Carol Dee Linder

August 29, 2006

Bryan, just wanted to let you and your family know that you all are still in our prayers. If you ever need anything please do not hesitate to call.

Cpl. Brandon Waggoner
Monroe Police Dept.

July 2, 2006

Hey,Pop We just got back from the State Pitching Machine tournament in Deridder. You would have been proud of Leighton because he hit got on base in every game(In fact he only got out twice in 5 games). We did pretty good 2 wins and 3 losses. Could have been better but we could have lost all 5 games. Not bad for a bunch of country boys. Only thing better would have been you sitting in the stands cheering for the boys from South Franklin. Miss you


July 1, 2006

Happy Birthday. Love and Miss you


May 21, 2006

Hey Uncle Putt,
It has been over two years and I still think about you. I can remember when you used to have the greenhouse in town and you would always be up there working. I went to christmas with the Linder family and it felt so funny not seeing you and mammaw Blanche. I saw Bryan, Carol-Dee, Aunt Sue, Leighton and Dana the other day. You would be so proud of Dana. Dana and I were in a pageant together this weekend. We both wore the same color for interview and after the pageant. Dana looked so pretty that night.I wish that you could have been there to see us. I wish you could meet my boyfriend. I think that you would like him. His name is Bradley. Tell mammaw that I said hello and that I miss her. Take care of her for me until I can get up there to take care of her myself. I love you Uncle Putt.

Allison Trahern
daughter of Johnny trahern son of Blanche Linder Trahern

April 5, 2006

We will never forget you. Just today at the jail we were reflecting back on past experiences with you and we were able to smile thinking of you. Mr. Putt I, as well as everyone who knew you, will never forget you. We will continue to bring justice in memory of you.

Officer Cody Cain
Franklin Parish Detention Center

March 20, 2006

Dana has been "babysitting" (haha) Byron and Sarah on most Saturdays that Mrs. Sue is working. You would really enjoy having all four of them together. I overheard Byron and Leighton talking the other day, and they both said that if they could have any wish in the world, they would wish to have you back. We all miss you very much.

Carol Dee, daughter-in-law

March 12, 2006

Its Spring time weather.I just was thinking of you and ms sue out in the greenhouse. miss and love you much.I promise to get better.

Kim Linder

March 2, 2006

It has been over a year since you have been gone and not a day has gone by
without thinking about you. Before your death I knew that our lives and the things in our life change as time passes by,but I guess I never really thought about how it does change,but since you have been gone our lives have changed so much and now not a day goes by that I don't think about how much our lives have changed. Love And Miss You So Much!


January 26, 2006

Mr. Putt, I just wanted you to know that i was thinking about you and to let you know that i miss you alot! It's just not the same in Wisner, not seeing you patrolling!!!! I'm so glad that I had the privilege to get to know you and the times we spent together! Please keep watch over us as you walk Heaven's streets!!!! Thanks for everything, my friend!!!!

Lt. Brian Eubanks
Franklin Parish Detention Center

January 13, 2006

To my great-uncle Putt.
I can remember coming through Wisner on my way home and seeing you sitting under the big oak tree. You would just simply wave at me and I would wave back. Now, no one sits there and it isn't the same going through there. I just wanted to say that I love you and miss you greatly. I will see you in heaven when my time comes to leave this place. Until then, just watch over us and keep us from harm. Tell grandma that I said hello and that I miss her.
Love always,

Allison Trahern
daughter of Johnny Trahern son of Blanche Linder Trahern

January 4, 2006

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