Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Coroner William Morgan Belcher, Sr.

McLean County Coroner's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, September 12, 1997

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Reflections for Deputy Coroner William Morgan Belcher, Sr.

Deputy Coroner Belcher,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Coroner Dr. Belcher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 19, 2022

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

Deputy Coroner Belcher's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-25-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

March 25, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Belcher. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Thinking of you and all your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them, wrap your wings around them and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten.

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

September 12, 2008

Grandpa -
It’s hard to believe it’s been over 10 years since you’ve passed. I’m glad to see the recognition you deserve. You are truly missed by all the family. You’d be proud of the family – we’ve grown SO big, but we have all stayed close. I know you’re watching over all of us from Heaven.
Till the day we’re all together again…XOXOXOXO

Your Granddaughter,
Melissa (Squirt)

Melissa Melton (Belcher)

July 24, 2008

Deputy Coroner Belcher,
Thank You for your service and sacrifice. YOU are a HERO!!You may have left us but you will never be forgotten...
God Bless you... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 14, 2008

It has been a long 10 years since I last spoke with you. When you called to tell me you didn't know what time you would be home to go to a tennis match for one of our granddaughters that you might be late. You will always be in my heart and life. You would be proud of your children and grandchildren. You really would have fun with our great-grandchildren. I bet you are watching over all of them.
Oh, Yes you would be very happy that I have a garage to put the car in. I still try to have a small garden, not like you would have planted. But guess who is going to have a big garden your son Ed. I love you very much and miss you every day. Hope you and my dad and Esta's wife Melissa, and your mom and dad is having a good time with our Lord and King. Till we meet again!!
Wife Luella

Luella Belcher
Your loving wife

April 9, 2008


I am so proud to be your granddaughter. We had such a special bond between us. Ten years ago seems like forever ago that my heart was shattered by your death. But I have come to realize that you died doing something that you loved to do and the night before God was just trying to prepare me. I miss our talks and sitting around outside eating our goldfish crackers, us joking around and giving Grandma a hard time, and mostly calling up to the Coroner's office to talk to Dad and hearing your voice answering," Coroner's office, Bill speaking." I will never forget the memories we shared together. Even though that it has taken all these years for you to be recognized, I still couldn't be prouder. Don't worry our family has expanded but we still remain tight and look after one another especially Grandma for you. You are greatly missed and we know that one day we will all meet you again in heaven.
Love You Always and Forever,
Wendy ( your nickname for me: Skinhead)


April 5, 2008

Thank You to all who are writing and reading these reflections. My Grandfather did make the ultimate sacrifice. Everyone that knew him will agree that September 12, 1997 he was doing what he Loved to do. He is greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren & great grandchildren who he never met but hear the stories of a great man that they call Great Grandpa Belcher.

Grandpa ~ Ten years have gone by since I have seen you. Friday September 12, 1997 was one of the hardest days of my life. At Age 16 I lost you. I had to be strong for my Mom, I tried not to let my emotions flow. As I sit here with the tears running down my face I want to tell you that there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you. I Miss EVERYTHING About You!!!

We All Miss & Love You!!!!
Until We Meet Again....XOXOXOXO
Love, Becky "Bec-Weck"

Becky Hicks-Hutchison

April 3, 2008

Dad, we all miss you more than anyone could ever know. We are all so Proud of what you had done,serving others, before yourself.but that was just the way you were. We have missed you for all the births,the weddings. and Melissa's passing .Dad you are our Hero. We love you. Love always. Pam your baby girl. Till we meet again. Since we did not have a chance to say good bye.OXOXOXOXOXOXOX

April 2, 2008

It has been over 10 years since your tragic accident...your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Continue to rest in peace.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 20, 2008

It has taken over 10 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McLean County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 13, 2008



February 9, 2008

Rest in Peace, my brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgoten. Our's can be a dangerous profession, at times. Thanks to this site, your story will be foever told.

Dep. Mike McClurg
Dauphin County Coroner

February 9, 2008

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