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Sheriff William Thomas Pond | Clay County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas Clay County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas


William Thomas Pond

Clay County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 6 months

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Cause: Automobile accident

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Sheriff William Pond was killed in an automobile accident on State Highway 62, near Corning, Arkansas.

He was attempting to pass a slow-moving vehicle when a third vehicle turned onto the roadway in front of him. Sheriff Pond attempted to move back into his lane but lost control of his patrol car. His car veered into the oncoming lane and was struck by another car. He died from his injuries while being transported to a local hospital.

Sheriff Pond had served with the Clay County Sheriff's Department for six months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace


Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 15, 2012


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