Former Dallastown police chief, state...

Former Dallastown police chief, state trooper dies

There are 18 comments on the The York Daily Record story from Mar 14, 2011, titled Former Dallastown police chief, state trooper dies. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

Immediately after Katrina leveled New Orleans, Bill Donivan and a friend packed the Nissan Xterra to the gills with supplies and took off for Louisiana.

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York Haven

Etters, PA

#1 Mar 14, 2011
R.I.P. Bill!
Condolences to the Family
GodBWithU

York, PA

#6 Mar 14, 2011
The earth will miss this man. I didn't know him but the world needs more people like him. I'm sorry for the loss!
Autumn

Shippensburg, PA

#7 Mar 14, 2011
Rest in peace Bill. You were a dedicated husband, father, and friend to many. You touched our hearts while you were here and have continued to touch others lives through your passing. You will be missed greatly...
PeteB

AOL

#9 Mar 15, 2011
My condolunces to the family
Former school mate

Harrisburg, PA

#10 Mar 15, 2011
Condolences to his family.
Just wondering

Mount Joy, PA

#12 Mar 15, 2011
Bill Donivan did not have a long career in law enforcement as portrayed in the this article. He was forced out of every job he had for his dishonest behavior. I am very sorry for the pain that anyone who cared for Bill Donivan is experiencing, however, he is not an innocent victim. The funny thing about Bill was that he could be all of these nice things that everyone is saying, I've seen that side. But there was also a very dark side. He enjoyed showing this dark side to a select few so that no one else who new the friendly Bill would believe them. A side that could be heard laughing about the tears he faked when he talked about the murders of his brother and sister in law. The conversations he had about the affairs he had. A man who bragged about the fact that he could get away with murder if he wanted to because of his connections in the DA's office. So while I do sympathize for those who grieve for him, he has left a lot of destruction in his wake and I can only think the world will be a better place.
SickTrolls

York, PA

#13 Mar 16, 2011
ANd once again, Shawn Chambers Galis, the woman going to jail and found GUILTY for stealing $300,000+ from Bill's and partners companies,one he testified against,and one from Mount Joy, you show up with, as usual, the lies you use to divert attention from whatever you want to divert it from.
He DID have a very long career in law enforcement. He has NEVER been forced from any job. All of that can be easily verified. So give it up. Only small ignorant CRIMINAL people would take this chance to still harrass his family and his name.
these posts can be traced, BTW.keep it up and your sentence could be extended.
You are sick to bring his brother and sister in laws MURDER into this and try to bring that pain back to his family .I dare you to come talk to his family and friends FACE TO FACE about this.
Bill was a great man. His fault lied in that he trusted and thought the best of everyone, even you.
Come out from behind the computer Shawn, or your equally sick immediate family.
issue

Palmyra, PA

#14 Mar 16, 2011
I think the real issue is that this article makes him look like a Saint when this was not the case. He was a man who put on many facades. He clearly manipulated every system he worked in. I realize you are his daughter and I expect you to take his side- in fact, I expect nothing less. But just know that he was not the perfect man he portrayed himself to be. And he will now be held accountable by a higher power. My condolences to the people who loved him.
Disgusting

United States

#15 Mar 17, 2011
Anyone that would use this mans death as a chance to point out his "flaws" and as a human it is possible he had a few, is SICK. WTF is wrong with you people? Leave him and his family alone.
He sounds like a great man, a loving husband and father, who served his community well. Let the rest go and give this family the respect and privacy they need. God bless you William and your family.
bang

Harrisburg, PA

#16 Mar 17, 2011
Former state trooper , he didn't retire.

Former Dallastown chief , dept got canned.

Doesn't sound like an illustrious law enf career to me.
bang bang

York, PA

#17 Mar 17, 2011
bang wrote:
Former state trooper , he didn't retire.
Former Dallastown chief , dept got canned.
Doesn't sound like an illustrious law enf career to me.
Much better than your illustrious career of 14 years as "Third Shift French Fryer"! But that IS an improvement from 10 years as "Assistant Head Cleaner" on second shift.
Rover

Annapolis, MD

#18 Mar 17, 2011
bang wrote:
Former state trooper , he didn't retire.
Former Dallastown chief , dept got canned.
Doesn't sound like an illustrious law enf career to me.
He was a good dog trainer.
spill the beans

Mount Joy, PA

#19 Mar 17, 2011
"Anyone that would use this mans death as a chance to point out his "flaws" and as a human it is possible he had a few, is SICK. WTF is wrong with you people? Leave him and his family alone.
He sounds like a great man, a loving husband and father, who served his community well. Let the rest go and give this family the respect and privacy they need. God bless you William and your family."

Comment: This man was flawed. I have no problems stating that you are a complete idiot if your fell for his tactics. A COMPLETE IDIOT! He was a liar! He told me his wife was disabled and he had to carry her from room to room. I think everyone should spill the beans on this man's past so the DA or AG can complete their investigations and move on. The world is a better place without this man.

Since: Feb 11

Lancaster, PA

#20 Mar 17, 2011
bang wrote:
Former state trooper , he didn't retire.
Former Dallastown chief , dept got canned.
Doesn't sound like an illustrious law enf career to me.
Tell us about your illustrious career.

Since: Feb 11

Lancaster, PA

#21 Mar 17, 2011
spill the beans wrote:
"Anyone that would use this mans death as a chance to point out his "flaws" and as a human it is possible he had a few, is SICK. WTF is wrong with you people? Leave him and his family alone.
He sounds like a great man, a loving husband and father, who served his community well. Let the rest go and give this family the respect and privacy they need. God bless you William and your family."
Comment: This man was flawed. I have no problems stating that you are a complete idiot if your fell for his tactics. A COMPLETE IDIOT! He was a liar! He told me his wife was disabled and he had to carry her from room to room. I think everyone should spill the beans on this man's past so the DA or AG can complete their investigations and move on. The world is a better place without this man.
What did he arrest you for?
SickTrolls

York, PA

#22 Mar 19, 2011
Ah, and Shawn Chambers Galis from MT Joy, you just can't shut your mouth can you? Or one of your little minions. Amazing that all those around you have criminal records. Some even beat your record.
As usual, your original lies about his work history did not work (proven untrue)so now you try to bring his wife into this? Really? Anyone who knew Bill knows his wife as well. For such a little thing, she moves rather quickly on her own two feet. Carry her from room to room, really? good one Shawn..Heck, even if she had a walker she would mover quicker than you, and be able to use that walker well.
The world will be a better place when you are finally behind bars. What will be your next comment? will you now, as usual turn this to other members of his family and try to get them to battle it out between one another? isn't going to work this time. It may have taken some time, but that light has gone on that all the drama was caused by you while you were stealing the money from Bill's business.Well done to pit two passionate, quick tempered sisters against one another while you stole Bill blind.
So come on, you bore me, we've all read these comments before. What else do you have. please keep posting, give us good reason to shut you the hell up.
Those in glass houses Shawn. Where are your "alleged" other 2 children, and not the 2 you actually kept? Does your family know about the deli you "allegedly"stole from in Florida, how bout the blue banana diner you "allegedly" stole from? Or the unviersity you worked at? Or your one Landlord you "allegedly"stole from?
Bill was a good man. he was human and therefore flawed. He was not a good judge of character as befriending you was proof. Although his life was cut too short, he lived long enough to know you were found GUILTY and are going to jail. And the rest of these sick trolls on here, as usual, hiding behind their computers but taking this one last shot at a man who arrested them or put them behind bars. Grow a set of nuts and try to tell your opinions to his friends and family, I once again dare you. If you are big man enough to post on here, you must be ballsy enough to say it in public...I am waiting.
Confused

York, PA

#23 Mar 20, 2011
I knew bill and liked him. I thought he was a good guy. But, I too was told that his wife was disabled, and that he was only working for the insurance so he could get her good health care. He talked about getting a better wheel chair for her. I'm confused about the above comments. Is someone saying that his wife is NOT in a wheel chair? I shouldn't have read the posts on this article. I think I was better off thinking he was a good guy. RIP, Bill. My heartfelt condolences to his wife and daughters.
Martin Donivan

Woods Cross, UT

#24 Apr 9, 2011
Our condolences to your family. I am Bill's nephew in Ogden, Utah. The son of his brother Bob.

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