Motor Officer Lawrence Larue Sills

Motor Officer Lawrence Larue Sills

Woodland Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 13, 1945

Lawrence Larue Sills

Motor Officer Sills died from injuries received in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a suspect vehicle. He hit a patch of loose gravel and lost control of his motorcycle. Hospitalized as a result of the injuries he sustained, he passed away on June 13th.

Officer Sills was born in College City and he graduated from Yuba College in Marysville before joining the Woodland Police Department.

Officer Sills was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 7, 1945

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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

June 15, 2015

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