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Patrolman William Vaughn | Centralia Police Department, Illinois Centralia Police Department, Illinois


William Vaughn

Centralia Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, July 15, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 65

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman William Vaughn was shot and killed as he and another officer arrested a man involved in an altercation with a woman.

The officers were walking the man out of a hotel when the man pulled out a .22-caliber pistol and shot each officer once, killing Patrolman Vaughn. The suspect was then shot and killed by the wounded officer.

Patrolman Vaughn had served with the Centralia Police Department for three years.

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Patrolman Vaughn's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 8-31-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
August 31, 2016


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