Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff William C. Doster

Chester County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 9, 1970

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William C. Doster

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage and sacrifice. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 9, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Doster.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 25, 2019

Uncle Bud, I did not get the pleasure to meet you, but the stories I have hear over the years you was a great man, just as the rest of the family. One of the best brother in the world. You were taking from us way too soon. You made a great impact on everyone's life that came in contact with you. You will always be loved, missed and never forgotten.

Jennifer Doster Owens

December 7, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 9, 2012

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

It has been 37 years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered as a hero. Thank you for your willingness to serve the citizens of Chester County. May God continue to bless you. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

May 9, 2007

I did not know Mr. Doster but I do however know and love his daughter, Debbie. Growing up I heard stories of this special man in her life. Through Debbie his love and memories live on.
Jane Rodriguez

Jane Rodriguez

December 26, 2006

I remember the day he was taken away, as if it were yesterday. If there was ever anyone who was loved, it was this man, my father. I lost him at a young age and some memories are vague, but others are moments I cherish. He was very loving, caring and was always there for me. A man, who I honored, respected and loved very much. There still isn’t a day that goes by, that I don’t think of him. “If love could have saved you, you would not have died.” Until we meet again. I love you Dad! Deborah

Deborah Lindler

December 3, 2006



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