Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Edward Lott, Jr.

Ruleville Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, February 14, 1984

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Edward Lott, Jr.

Bill Lott was my father. I only had ten years with him, but in those ten years he made an impression that will live on throughout my life. I followed in his footsteps in law enforcement. Though I will never be the person or officer he was, I try daily to make him proud. He touched many lives and after all the years that have gone by often times I hear stories of his influence on others. I was told once that he was taken at such an early age because there was a need for traffic control on the streets of gold. Rest easy Daddy, I still have it down here.

Captain Matthew C Lott
Newton County Sheriff Department

May 3, 2021

Chief Lott, thank you for your service to Ruleville, & it's citizens! God has a Special Place for the Peacemakers! RIP my Brother!

Captain Timmy Townsend
Cleveland, MS Police Dept.

October 18, 2017

Bill Lott was my grandfather I wish I couldve met him I'm sure I would've loved him!

6th grade Matthew Lott
Newton county sheriff reserve

June 13, 2016

Bill Lott was my grandfather but I never got to meet him. I'm sure I would love him! Maybe I will meet him in heaven:)

6th grade Matthew Lott
Newton county sheriff reserve

June 13, 2016

Bill Lott was my pastor at a small rural church in Drew,Mississippi. He was a dynamic pastor and loved young people. During his time as pastor he touched many lives of the young people in that area. Bill Lott loved the Lord and the law. He also loved people and met them with a smile on his face. His life had many ups and downs but I never heard him say anything bad about any person. i currently live off of Hwy 49 at Doddsville and as I travel that highway many times a day I glance at a sign of a great Christian brother honored as he should be.

Kay Eastland

June 9, 2016


5 SECTION 1. (1) The segment of U.S. Highway 49 West in
6 Sunflower County, Mississippi, beginning at its northern-most
7 intersection with Mississippi Highway 442 and extending northerly
8 therefrom on U.S. Highway 49 West for a distance of one (1) mile,
9 is designated and shall be known as the "Chief William 'Bill' Lott
10 Memorial Highway."
11 (2) The Mississippi Department of Transportation shall erect
12 and maintain appropriate signs along and approaching the segment
13 of highway described in subsection (1) of this section.
14 SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from
15 and after July 1, 2015.

Major Rod Goode
MS. Department of Transportation

April 21, 2016

Chief Lot your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The City of Ruleville and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

February 14, 2016

Bill Lott met me at my car one night about 3am. I was 17 or 18, riding with friends. One of the girls, Debbie, had a new car and wanted to show it off. When I made it back to my car Bill was waiting. He told me my mother was worried about me and I needed to go home, then offered me some Dentyne gum, trying to keep me out of trouble.
The next time I heard from him he'd been hit by a fire truck at an accident scene. He was killed. A part time Baptist preacher, he'd recently been made chief in Ruleville, Mississippi. He wasn't a cop who preached on the side, he was a pastor who moonlighted as policeman.

Ricky Stevens

December 21, 2014

My heart goes out to all who were involved in this tragedy. Such an awful thing to have happen.

You are not forgotten.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi #1249
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 14, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Rest In Peace. I pray for the solace of all those who love and care for you.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 18, 2010

Bill was my brother and I miss him so much. He was the most wonderful person you will ever meet. He was kind in every way and loved everyone and was loved by everyone.
I miss you brother and will see you one day in heaven!!!! Love, Baby Sister

Jackie Lott Smith

July 16, 2009



January 15, 2008

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

December 4, 2007

Rest in Peace Blue Angel.

February 14, 2007

Rest in peace blue angel. What a shame.

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