Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy William Dils was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a residence in North Collins.
He was shot once in the abdomen through a closed bedroom door. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The killer was sentenced to 25 years to life. He has a parole hearing in May of 2012.
Deputy Dils was a WWII veteran and had been employed with the Erie County Sheriff's Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife, sons, and grandchildren.