Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 8 months
Badge # 64
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Not available
Officer Ray Mills was struck and killed by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop.
Officer Mills was assisting another officer who had stopped a car on Northbound Highway 101 just north of Fortuna when he was struck by a drunk driver.
After hitting Officer Mills, the drink driver continued without stopping. Additional officers pursued the drunk driver until he was arrested about one mile north of the scene. Officer Mills was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital where he died at approximately 3:37 a.m.
Officer Mills had served with the agency for just over a year and half and was survived by his wife and two children.