Police Officer Glenn Harvey Williams

Police Officer Glenn Harvey Williams

Yuba City Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 31, 1962

Glenn Harvey Williams

Police Officer Glenn Williams succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained several days earlier as he and the city's police chief searched for a suspect who had threatened another officer with a firearm. As the two inspected a parked automobile at a service station the suspect, who was hiding in the vehicle's backseat, opened fire, striking Officer Williams.

Both officers returned fire, wounding the suspect. The suspect was sent to state prison where he was later shot and killed while attempting to escape.

Officer Williams had served with the Yuba City Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 413

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 22, 1962
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed in prison

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I am reaching out to David Williams who wrote on this memorial in June of 2015. We would love to connect with you about your grandfather. If possible please call me at 530-821-1010, or email at the address below, I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. Every year in May we honor your grandfathers service.

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Chief of Police Rob Landon
Yuba City Police

January 12, 2017

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