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Sergeant Raymond C. Willis | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Sergeant

Raymond C. Willis

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, April 15, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 452

Military veteran

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sergeant Raymond Willis and Sergeant Vernon Corbell were killed in an airplane accident while searching for a downed plane near Malibu.

The plane Sergeant Corbell was piloting experienced engine trouble and he attempted to land at an emergency landing strip in Puerco Canyon. During the landing the plane struck a ridge and burst into flames, crashing only 500-feet from the landing strip.

Sergeant Willis had served with the agency for nine years and had previously served with the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Sergeant Vernon J. Corbeil
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Monday, April 15, 1957
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Sgt. Willis,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
April 15, 2017

 

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