I have known Bill for most of my years with the Sheriff's Office. We started our friendship working together in District II. Bill and I have always had this unwritten compitition on who would get the most citizen complaints. As most who had worked District II back in the good ole days, it was considered that, "you're not doing your job right unless your getting citizen complaints." It was a battle for me to keep up with Bill!
One of my favorite memories of Bill was the day I backed him up on a vehicle fire assist at interstate 10 and Cotton Lane. Bill was out with a burning vehicle and had a man in custody? Upon my arrival it was discovered that the man was also the victim of the burning vehicle. Bill had to remove this man from the vehicle when he refused to get out at Bill's, "I'm sure, kind request." Even though Bill saved this man from his scouring death , Bill still recieved a citizen complaint from the grateful man. Now I ask, how do you compete with that? ""Wild Bill you are the man!"" I will always look up to you my Friend. Love graciously, Hedger