Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Special Deputy Bill Yanich was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol. Special Deputy Yanich was riding in the squad car driven by another deputy sheriff when it was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence of alcohol.
Special Deputy Yanich had served with the Newton County Sheriff's Department for one year and was a US Marine Corps veteran. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.