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Sheriff William H. Pascoe | Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California

Sheriff

William H. Pascoe

Nevada County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Friday, June 30, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed for another murder

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Sheriff William Pascoe was shot and killed by an escaped convict in downtown Grass Valley at approximately 10:00 pm.

Sheriff Pascoe and a constable were following a man suspected of being involved in a previous shooting. As they walked down Main Street, near Auburn Street, the subject ducked into the yard of a foundry. As Sheriff Pascoe followed him the man suddenly shot him without saying a word, and then fled on foot.

The subject was later captured. He was hanged in San Quentin Prison for a murder he committed in San Francisco.

Sheriff Pascoe had served with the Nevada County Sheriff's Office for seven months and had previously served as the marshal of Grass Valley for four years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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July 4, 2015

 

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