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Special Officer William G. Cashin | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California

Special Officer

William G. Cashin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, March 12, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/11/1893

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One killed and one apprehended

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Officer Cashin was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a burglary in progress at a local saloon. As they entered the darkened main room a shot rang out and struck Officer Cashin in the abdomen. Both officers returned fire and killed one of the suspects. The second subject was apprehended in San Francisco.

Officer Cashin had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 12, 2012


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