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Police Officer Glenn Harvey Williams | Yuba City Police Department, California Yuba City Police Department, California

Police Officer

Glenn Harvey Williams

Yuba City Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, March 31, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 413

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/22/1962

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed in prison

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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.

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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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