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William  Playter
Born September 9, 1942
Passed Away
 June 24, 2012

 

Date: 7/19/2012

Time: 12:59:54 PM

Comments:

Dear Kevin and Family,

I truly believe that Mr. Playter was one of the kindest people I knew. Honestly, I would have been in trouble more times than not if he wasn't the one that "caught" me up to something I shoudn't have been. My heart goes out you and your family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Debby May-Radcliff
City: Fuqyay Varina
State: NC
Country: USA

Date: 7/15/2012

Time: 4:23:20 PM

Comments:

I worked with Bill for many years and really liked him. He always had a smile and a happy disposition to share. I met him when I started my career at Bainbridge PD in 1991, and of course knew that Bill and his family lived on the island. He would stop in to see us and he always brightened my day.

I didn't have as many chances to visit with him after starting work at KCSO in 1997, but I heard him on the air, saw him in the office a few times, and his sunny disposition always remained.

Thank you Bill for being an early, positive influence on my law enforcement career and for being a terrific person. May you rest in peace. Peace to the Playter family as well.

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Lori Cole
City: Silverdale
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/15/2012

Time: 8:07:53 AM

Comments:

so sorry to hear about the loss and love that pug they are very very senative poor baby have 3 god bless you all tc

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trudy Blowney Carter
City: saint george
State: GA
Country: USA

Date: 7/14/2012

Time: 5:19:22 PM

Comments:

Oh, Billy. We knew each other for 40+ years - from my preteen days when I babysat your three kids, to our shared career in law enforcement. Favorite memory? When you were with WPD, you used to jot down the bare facts of your reports on any handy piece of paper, hand it in to me with a big FIX IT across the top. I would then type in all of the necessary words to make an acceptable report. I miss those days!
Love you, will miss you.

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Patti Ritchie
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/14/2012

Time: 9:01:23 AM

Comments:

Ruth, Kim, Kevin and Ken:
I treasure the memories of our times together as the "Lynwood Center Gang". As kids we enjoyed the freedom of youth in those days but were fortunate to have the watching eyes and caring intentions of various parents around us. Your Dad was definately one of them. I have fond memories of the moments when he took the time out to play with us, scold us, or make us laugh. (He even convince a nine year old boy that things were not so bad that he needed to run away from home, long funny story)
I hope during the celebration of his life today that you laugh a little more than you cry. Your Dad would want it that way.

Warmest wishes from the Van Niman Family

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Peter Van Niman
City: Redmond
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/12/2012

Time: 12:29:36 AM

Comments:

I really enjoyed working with Bill. I was with Poulsbo Fire for many years and enjoyed my friendship with him very much. I will remember his smile and chuckle for years to come. Peace be with your family.

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Cynthia Levey Jose
City: Keyport
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/10/2012

Time: 2:48:21 PM

Comments:

Playter family

Our heartfelt condolensces on the loss of Bill. Whenever his name would come up in conversation I would always think of his smile and sense of humor and that is how I will remember him. Mom was one of his biggest fans - she always loved running into him somewhere and catching up on a laugh or two.

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Jim, Kim, Sherry Stanley & Kelly/Jeff Bowman
City: Bainbridge Island, WA
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/6/2012

Time: 4:52:34 PM

Comments:

I am Bill's oldest grand child chelise and just want to say my grandpa was one of the most important people in my life the glue that held us all together. Losing him has been devestating and I will never go a day without him in my thoughts and will forever be in my heart. I will miss the way he would tease us as much as it drove us crazy it certainly was his charm I miss his smile and the way he loved us. When i was young we would walk to get the mail and I picked up "pretty" rocks for him which were just rocks on the road he put them in a coffee can and they are still in his garage today.
I Love You Grandpa and wish you were here
Love Always Chelisie Marie

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chelise
City: bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/6/2012

Time: 1:59:28 PM

Comments:

Kim,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Please give our condolences to all of your family. It sounds like your dad was a great guy, we're sure he will be missed. Thank God for the memories, for they will stay here with all of you to share forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Love, Jim & Michele Freeman

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Michele & Jim Freeman
City: Summerville
State: SC
Country: USA

Date: 7/6/2012

Time: 9:52:17 AM

Comments:



Dear Ruth Ann...its your old friend, Sue Green. We read the sad news about Bill and want to tell you and the family how sorry we are about his passing. Would love to hear from you sometime. My number is 360-394-9556.

Sincerely,
Don and Sue Green

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Sue Green
City: Poulsbo
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/5/2012

Time: 1:33:40 PM

Comments:

Playter Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Bill as a Winslow police officer; a stalwart and nice guy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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Lynn Hill Emery
City: Libby
State: MT
Country: USA

Date: 7/5/2012

Time: 12:29:00 PM

Comments:

So sorry to see Bill's passing. Working with him in Winslow and then again in Poulsbo was so much fun. The teasing and laughs were always the highlights of working there. I named him "Save a buck Bill" when as a new Sergeant he ordered uniform pants that were paper thin. We both laughed about that for years.
Rest well my friend. We will see each other again ! Matthew

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Matthew Smalley
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/5/2012

Time: 11:16:44 AM

Comments:

Ruth, Kim and family, John and I are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great man. He was a pleasure to be around. Bill could always bring a smile to my face. Remember when you all visited us in Maryland? John and I have always thought of you as family. We're there for you. God Bless you all.
Your in our prayers.

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Paula and John Roark
City:
State: MD
Country: USA

Date: 7/5/2012

Time: 1:00:31 AM

Comments:

Uncle Bill was always so funny. So quick and clever. He made me laugh and on the occasions we got together, I always left wanting some more of Uncle Bill. I still want that. And I want some more of Dad and Aunt Carol too. What a year for the Playters but perhaps we can find some comfort that Bill, Dad, Carol, and David are all together. I am so sorry. I know that the pain is unbearable. Lean on each other. Take care of each other. And try and find your way back to happiness. It is what Uncle Bill wants for you because he loves you so.

Love,
Karen

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Karen Playter Brennan
City: Nordland
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/4/2012

Time: 11:09:36 PM

Comments:

Dear Playter Family,

I had the honor of working with Bill during my time at Cen Com and the Bremerton-Kitsap DUI Task Force. Bill was a wonderful man, so kind and caring, honest and sincere. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone,and he was so proud of all of the young officers who worked for him. The law enforcement community has lost a teacher, a dear friend and a leader. I am so sorry for your lost, Bill was a wonderful man~hold onto your good memories.

Take care,
Lynn Drake

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Lynn Drake
City: Lacey
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/3/2012

Time: 4:03:28 PM

Comments:

Sgt. Bill Playter, a guy I always enjoyed talking to, sharing a cup of coffee and remembering when we could do real police work. Just saying his name as he walked into the room made me smile. Bill will be one of the many that I have enjoyed working with over the years, and a guy I always enjoyed visiting with, no matter what the topic of discussion was.

I wish to let the Playter Family know that Bill was well respected and trusted in the law enforcement community as a good officer and sergeant. He didn’t continue to just hang around because he had to, he really wanted to as well. Bill was a fair, dedicated and honest cop and a person who will be missed. We “Thank You” for loaning him to us, and we thank him for the loyal and dedicated service he gave to the communities he served.

RIP Bill,

Gary Simpson
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

Name:

Gary Simpson
City: Port Orchard
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 7/3/2012

Time: 11:29:02 AM

Comments:

To the Player family,
I have known Bill since the 70's. He got me started in law enforcement as a reserve officer for the City of Winslow back in the 80's. Throughout my law enforcement career I learned a lot from him and will never forgot all of our experiences together. Bill will be missed by many.

Dale Johnson BIPD

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Dale & Annie Johnson
City: Silverdale
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/30/2012

Time: 9:32:07 AM

Comments:

Kim and Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy.

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Thomas and Margaret Larvia and Family
City: Merrimack
State: NH
Country: USA

Date: 6/29/2012

Time: 5:17:50 PM

Comments:

My condolences to Bill's family.

I'll miss our impromptu conversations.

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Raymond Adams
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/29/2012

Time: 4:17:55 PM

Comments:

Dear Ruthann, Kenny, Kevin, and family,

I am so sorry to see that Bill has passed; I feel the saddness very strongly; knowing Bill and growing up with Kenny through school and subway; and working with you Ruthann for several years, I feel as if my own Dad has passed away again.
Ruthann if you need anything and I mean anything; you call me, you know where I work and I believe you have my home phone number and if not here it is 842-5884; use it. Kenny, like I told you that day down at Subway, if you need someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on; I'm there for you, as long as you have a shoulder for me, cause right now I can hardly see the computer screen to see if my spelling is correct.
Just remember one thing; he's in a better place, a place where you live with no pain, no tumors; he's all whole again.
He's seeing everyone that he hasn't seen for years, family, friends, and even past pets. Just knowing that will help get you through these difficult times; I know it helped me.
Bill was a good man, hard worker; and when he was a police officer, he was a fair one. He will be missed by many.
I will always remember the time when he worked for Winslow P.D. and he came to my house while I was having a party back in my high school days; I invited him in to have a beer. He laughed and said he didn't drink and asked me to turn the stereo down cause the neighbor complained, and asked that anybody whom was drinking to please not drive, and left.
Bill just to let you know, nobody drove that night; we respected your wishes.
God Bless You, Ruthann and family

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Dennis Olsen
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/28/2012

Time: 1:24:44 AM

Comments:

Bill -

Hey Sarge! Thank you so much for being a part of my police family. You taught me a lot and I will never forget all the great times we had. You are truly "one of a kind" and everyone that you touched in our family will be a better Police Officer thanks to you and your wisdom and your guidance and your humor. I love you and I will miss you so very much. Not a day goes by when im patrolling that I dont think of you and smile!

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Ofc. Stacey Smaaladen Poulsbo PD
City: Poulsbo
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/27/2012

Time: 6:31:44 PM

Comments:

G.P. Playter I honor and take to heart the smiles, hugs and winks:) Even though we werent able to talk much and get to know each other, just know that I know u are a GREAT person and everyone around you loves you and will ALWAYS love you. You are in my heart<3!

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Abia S-Playter
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA

Date: 6/27/2012

Time: 6:06:13 PM

Comments:

Bill you were a great father in law, I will miss you.

I will take William Playter for $1000 Alex

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Richard Larvia
City: Bremerton
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/27/2012

Time: 9:07:24 AM

Comments:

WIlliam Albert,
After 51 years together, the light of my life is gone and i must carry on alone. I will love you forever and hold you in my heart till we are together again.
Love you,
Ruth Ann

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Ruth Ann Playter
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/27/2012

Time: 8:47:35 AM

Comments:

Dad,
Im going to miss you very much, you will always be in my heart,and ill remember all of our great memories we have had. Love you father forever and always

Name:

Kiyle Playter
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/26/2012

Time: 10:35:15 PM

Comments:

I love you dad, You are my best friend, and I am really going to miss you.

Name:

Ken Playter
City: Bainbridge Island
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/26/2012

Time: 10:18:46 PM

Comments:

Dad, I miss you everyday. Your love and memory will be with me always.

Name:

Kevin Playter
City: Kennewick
State: WA
Country: USA

Date: 6/26/2012

Time: 9:37:10 PM

Comments:

I love you Daddy and will miss you always.
Kimmy Ann

Name:

Kimberly larvia
City: Tracyton
State: WA
Country: USA