Sheriff Remembers Fallen Deputy

Sheriff Remembers Fallen Deputy

There are 29 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from May 3, 2008, titled Sheriff Remembers Fallen Deputy. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Officials saay Deputy William Howell Jr.'s death came as a complete shock to them.

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miss too

United States

#1 May 3, 2008
sorry for the loss but that comes with the line of work. sorry
THE FUZZ

United States

#2 May 3, 2008
R.I.P. My fellow officer.
Lillie

Rocky Mount, NC

#3 May 3, 2008
I am so sorry to here about, William howell, may god bless you and your family,and all ways put god first in your life. love alway,
RCSDR2

Sumter, SC

#5 May 3, 2008
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....
Deputy X

Columbia, SC

#10 May 3, 2008
detective101 wrote:
<quoted text>Just what is that suppose to mean?
Don't let this piece of garbage draw you into his/her juvenile world. It is just looking to get a rise out of someone. Ignore the bottom feeders and eventually they will go away.
God Bless Deputy Howell, his family, and the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Howell did his duty and now he has been called home. RIP.
chuck

Lindrith, NM

#11 May 3, 2008
statistics say if there is only one officer on patrol in cruiser potential for death to that officer goes up 50 %. States where it is mandatory that two officers patrol together have lower death rate ratio. Sabford come off the money you tightwad (Voted AMERICAS WORST GOVENOR) AND ALSO CHEAPEST. Time magazine
chuck

Lindrith, NM

#12 May 3, 2008
Sanford ( Voted Americas worst govenor)also cheapest
Police Woman

Lexington, SC

#13 May 3, 2008
Amen! You said it Deputy X!!! God Bless Deputy Howell!
a taxpayer

Laurinburg, NC

#15 May 3, 2008
Domestic calls i believe is the number cop killer in America today.Perhaps we should send two officers on any domestic from now on.Here again i don't have all the facts on this incident.Our prayers go out to his family
miss too

United States

#16 May 4, 2008
Early Cuyler wrote:
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I hope you die at the hands of the Police. Preferably gut shot as it's slow and painful.
it wont happen sorry
miss too

United States

#18 May 4, 2008
detective101 wrote:
<quoted text>Just what is that suppose to mean?
you mean to tell me you are a detective 101 and dont know what i mean? you know. i have added you to my prayer list.
Taxpayer

Irmo, SC

#19 May 4, 2008
Thank you for your service Dep. Howell. I am in bereavement along with the entire LE family for the loss to your family and to our state. Rest in peace my brother.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#20 May 4, 2008
A Part of America Died
Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It Happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all,
and a part of America died.
I love my trooper

Orangeburg, SC

#21 May 4, 2008
To the Howell Family- You are in my prayers. God bless you!
Early Cuyler

Columbia, SC

#22 May 4, 2008
miss too wrote:
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it wont happen sorry
Oh, so now if confronted by the police your going to give them peace and go quietly. Typical street trash. All mouth until put up or shut up time. That's what makes beating them up more the fun.
miss too

United States

#23 May 4, 2008
Early Cuyler wrote:
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Oh, so now if confronted by the police your going to give them peace and go quietly. Typical street trash. All mouth until put up or shut up time. That's what makes beating them up more the fun.
you not even a cop you a cook,s prep. so see i no you all there but you were prayed for today at church i mad a special request just for you. have a good one.
Deputy107

Lexington, SC

#24 May 4, 2008
And what saddens me is that 2 shootings in 2 days.. One by a 21 year old and one by a 20 year old, and SC lowers the handgun age to 18?!?
Chocolate

United States

#25 May 5, 2008
BWG wrote:
A Part of America Died
Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It Happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all,
and a part of America died.
That is beautiful and so fitting for this situation. I am praying for this family. As I watched the news story of them at church I can tell that their faith is strong, so they will be fine. Life is only a test and time heals all wounds. RIP Cpl. Howell.
Please

Denmark, SC

#27 May 5, 2008
Yea, it is so sad to see anyone die. That has got to be one of the scariest thing that anyone can encounter death, dying, and knowing that its about to happen. No family friends or love ones! So sad my deepest condolences to Orangeburg Sherrif Department, and his family and friends. God Bless!
Please

Denmark, SC

#28 May 5, 2008
Just going through that process alone really worries me for him and all the others that has gone through the death process.

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