Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer William E. Donaldson

Alabama Department of Corrections, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, January 12, 1990

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Reflections for Correctional Officer William E. Donaldson

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Donaldson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2019

My brother. I grew up with Bill. I was the sickly small boy of the family.But when ever others picked on me, one look from Bill and they just slowly walked away. Like all brothers we fought. But unlike most brothers we hugged and even held hands. He was my hero, long before he became a hero to everyone else. I miss you Bro. and love you. I can't wait to see you again someday.

Jerry L. Donaldson

January 12, 2014

I worked with Officer Donaldson's uncle, Willie C. Ingle, at the Hamilton A&I Center until he died during a heart procedure.
"Squirrell Ingle" thought very highly of his nephew.
Officer Donaldson's devotion to duty was inspiring to everyone.

CO I Dwight Hayes (retired)
Hamilton A$I Center

September 10, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 31, 2012

I went to the corrections academy in Selma,Al with Bill in 1984 and we went to West Jefferson when we graduated. We were friends and I was an usher at his wedding.He was a great guy and I miss him.

Joel M Driver
Birminghan Police Dept

October 22, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 13, 2010

My dear brother Bill, We as your family are so proud of all that you stood for and the awesome man that you were. You embraced life with joy,love,and laughter. To say that we miss you is an understatement. There are no words to describe the emptiness we feel at times,but then we remember your hugges and kisses. We see the face of your daughter Mandy,and we know your legacy lives on. You were such a Godly man and we know your words of ministry touched many lifes. We thank God for letting us have you for a while. Bill, "we'll meet you in the morning by the bright riverside".With all of our love,Your Family

Terrie Donaldson Darnell

January 11, 2010

Thank you, Officer Donaldson, for your service to our state. You are not forgotten. My prayers go out to your family.

Huntsville, Alabama

November 18, 2008

Bill and I worked together for several years, when I was
with the State of Alabama DOC. I knew Bill well, as both
a friend and co-worker. He passes on a legacy of greatness
to all who walk in his shoes. We only wish the best for his
family, friends, and loved ones; as Bill will never, ever
be forgotten.

CO Dan Ford
formerly Homewood, AL Police Dept

March 12, 2008


Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 4, 2008

May you Rest in Peace and may Our Lord continue to comfort and strengthen your loved ones.

January 12, 2007

As we approach the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor the memory of Corrections Officer Donaldson and to acknowledge his ultimate sacrifice.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his surviving family members. May God comfort and keep each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

January 8, 2007

Rest in Peace, Officer Donaldson. You are not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 7, 2006

I love you daddy and I know that you are still very much so with me, and even though you may not be physically on earth, you still are an amazing dad to me!

Mandy Donaldson

September 9, 2005

God Bless the Family, Friends and Fellow Officers of Officer William Donaldson.
He is a true Hero.

Detective Edwards
Bessemer Police Department

February 12, 2005

I never was lucky enough to know officer Donaldson. I learned about him when I took a job at the Prison that is now named after him. I spoke with many of the officers that were present that horrilbe day. Why did this happen? It is impossible to understand - he was simply escorting a nurse who was giving out medication.
I pray for his family, and his daughter. I know he is looking over the thousands of men and women who walk into a prison each day to protect us. God bless you and your family.

Patrol Officer
Vestavi Hills P.D.

April 23, 2004

You are not forgotten brother.

Andi-Criminal Justice Student

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