Sheriff William Thomas Pond

Sheriff William Thomas Pond

Clay County Sheriff's Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, June 8, 1973

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William Thomas Pond

Sheriff William Pond was killed in an automobile crash on State Highway 62 near Corning, Arkansas.

He was attempting to pass a slow-moving vehicle when a third vehicle turned onto the roadway in front of him. Sheriff Pond attempted to move back into his lane but lost control of his patrol car. His car veered into the oncoming lane and was struck by another car. He died from his injuries while being transported to a local hospital.

Sheriff Pond had served with the Clay County Sheriff's Department for six months. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Sheriff Pond,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County. and to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2023

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