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Officer Ray Q. Mills | Fortuna Police Department, California Fortuna Police Department, California

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Ray Q. Mills

Fortuna Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, March 12, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year, 8 months

Badge # 64

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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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.

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Raymond Quincy Mills (nicknamed R.Q.) was my Mom's brother. I remember the day we heard of his death. My Mom was crying all day. I had seen him his Wife Virginia and two small boys just the year before when they visited in Arizona.

MaryEllen Smith
Niece
May 19, 2017

 

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