Undersheriff William A. Radford

Undersheriff William A. Radford

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, October 14, 1897

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William A. Radford

Undersheriff Radford was shot and killed in Shasta County while attempting to arrest a man wanted for robbing a stagecoach. As Undersheriff Radford and a Shasta County deputy entered the man's home the man drew a pistol and shot Undersheriff Radford in the chest.

The Shasta County deputy returned fire and killed the suspect.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 14, 2020

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