Officer Ray Q. Mills

Officer Ray Q. Mills

Fortuna Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1967

Ray Q. Mills

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.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 8 months
  • Badge 64

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 12, 2018

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