Deputy Sheriff Will Ward

Deputy Sheriff Will Ward

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 27, 1899

Will Ward

Deputy Ward succumbed to wounds sustained when he was beaten while transporting a prisoner to San Quentin Prison on the steamer Santa Rosa. Deputy Ward was attacked by the man as the steamer was docked at Port Harford in San Luis Obispo County. The inmate beat him over the head with a heavy water bottle and them jumped overboard in an escape attempt. The man was taken into custody by a Santa Barbara County deputy who was on the ship. Deputy Ward was taken to the San Luis Obispo County Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds 16 days later.

The suspect was convicted of murder and hanged at San Quentin Prison the following year.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 11, 1899
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Hanged

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Rest In Peace brother. You are not Forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 27, 2017

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