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Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams | Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

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Raymond Williams

Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in collision

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Deputy Williams and Deputy Michael Cheney were killed when their patrol pickup was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Highway 82 near Elgin, Oregon. The drunk driver was also killed in the collision. The deputies were returning from a search and rescue mission when the incident occurred.

Deputy Williams had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Lynn Cheney
Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1980
Cause: Vehicular assault

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I remember the day well, so many years ago. I worked with Ray and Mike at Untion County Sheriff's Office at the time. Two brothers killed by a drunk driver. All these years later my eyes still fill with tears when I think of Ray and Mike. Bless you both

Deputy Jerry Weir
Former Union County Sheriff, Current Canyon Co. Idaho Deputy Sheriff
December 19, 2012

 

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