Former Fellsmere Police Department volunteer Bill Lawrence passed away on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at the age of 80. He was a volunteer for approximately four years, from 2014 to 2018.
Lawrence was trained in traffic direction and control, basic patrol procedures, house checks, pedestrian safety, and courier services, and he helped maintain city vehicles.
“Our hearts are heavy as we learn the news of the recent passing of one of our former police volunteers,” the Fellsmere Police Department said in a statement.
The City of Fellsmere awarded Lawrence a Certificate of Appreciation for his service during Hurricane Irma. He ensured all police vehicles had fuel before the storm and volunteered for multiple days at a Salvation Army food distribution point. Lawrence also provided security at the landfill transfer station to deter illegal dumping.
Lawrence logged an average of 45 hours per month during his 47 months with our department and was a tremendous asset to the City of Fellsmere and the community it serves.
Services for Bill Lawrence are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. However, more information will be available once the details are available.
“We love you, Bill, and will miss you dearly. God Bless you, and God Bless your family during this difficult time,” a statement released by the Fellsmere Police Department said.