Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1994

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Reflections for Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Billy; it’s hard to believe that it’s almost been 25 years since your accident. We had just talked moments before you took that call. You were a good friend and fine Police Officer. You will never be forgotten as long as your C shift buddies are still around. I know I’ll never forget you.

Lieutenant - Retired Mark Fulks
Charleston WV Police Department

July 1, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Overton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 18, 2019

I remember that night all too well. I wish that we could have done more to keep you with us. I know you are no longer suffering. Until we meet again.

“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28, 29

Mark A. Paramedic
Tampa General Aeromed (Charleston Emergency Ambulance Service)

May 16, 2015

Gentle Man

Civilian Thompson

November 22, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2013

I wish God would've never took you from me but i know you watch over me now & that you are in a better place. I'm truly one of the most blessed people in this world to have an amazing father. I wish you was here to have seen me grow up and help me become a cop as honorable as you! I hope your proud dad I love you!!! <3


March 11, 2012

You are missed by many my friend! Wish we could seethat smile and hear that laugh one more time

Ray B

July 13, 2011

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 2, 2008

you truly are missed in my life dad always and forever missed by me. You'd unbelieveably proud of your daughter and thath she has done. We miss you and love you.

daughter of william lee overton jr.
jordan wright and donna

February 29, 2008


We graduated 65th basic police class together December 1987. I remember your warm smile and good heart. I'll never forget you, my friend. You gave your life in an effort to help a stranger whom you assumed needed your assistance.

A selfless act that exemplifies the William Overton I came to know. May God rest your soul in the palm of His hand. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, William. I consider myself blessed simply because God allowed our paths to cross in this life.

Retired Special Agent Donald Rose
McDowell Co Sheriffs Dept / NS Railroad Police

January 1, 2007

William, we never had a chance to meet, but I worked for Charleston P.D. several years ago. I have since moved from Charleston to Alabama. Everyday I visit this site I thank God for men like you who gave their life for the greater good of man kind. You will never be forgoten Brother. Now guard Heavens gates with honor and we will take care of Hell down here. Rest well Brother.

Investigator Jon Stout
Madison Police Dept., Madison, Alabama

May 19, 2006

Your smile and laughter is missed. Your awesome personality will never be forgotten! I have never and will never meet another wonderful man, friend, and father like you were. Your spirit is still alive through your beautiful children!
Yours, your fiancé and children’s
Best friend
Judy Stanley

February 4, 2006

In memory of Patrolman Overton, Jr.---

~~~~~The Broken Chain~~~~~

We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.~~In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.~~It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home.~~You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side.~~Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again.

January 3, 2005

Officer, peace be with you. Thank you for your service. Time has passed, but you have not and will not be forgotten. Watch over your brothers & sisters in blue, and the family you have left behind. One day, you shall all be reunited, in a much better place!

Michigan Resident

September 10, 2004

Some years have passed but your memory does not. God's Blessings to those left behind.

Senior Trooper (Ret)
Oregon State Police

April 3, 2004

Billy was remembered for his smile. But he will also be remembered by his family for the joy he brought to all of us.He had 4 beautiful children who are becoming young adults now. He would be very proud of them all. We miss him terribly and will always keep him close to our hearts.

The Family of William Lee Overton Jr.

fiancee' Tina Conley Ford
childrens mother

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