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Police Officer William Leonard Sikola | Bakersfield Police Department, California Bakersfield Police Department, California

Police Officer

William Leonard Sikola

Bakersfield Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 480

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile; Motorcycle

Offender: Not available

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Officer William Sikola was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to assist in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

Officer Sikola was driving home from finishing his shift and a call came on the radio about a stolen vehicle from a local car dealer. Officer Sikola joined the pursuit and got a "high speed wobble" from the motorcycle. He received extensive head injuries from his shorty bell helmet and died 4 hours later

Officer Sikola had been with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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