Motor Officer Lawrence Larue Sills

Motor Officer Lawrence Larue Sills

Woodland Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, June 13, 1945

Lawrence Larue Sills

Motor Officer Sills died from injuries received in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a suspect vehicle. He hit a patch of loose gravel and lost control of his motorcycle. Hospitalized as a result of the injuries he sustained, he passed away on June 13th.

Officer Sills was born in College City and he graduated from Yuba College in Marysville before joining the Woodland Police Department.

Officer Sills was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 7, 1945

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Lawrence Sills was my Great Uncle. My Maternal Grandfather's brother. He died 16 years before I was born. I've been reading my Great Grandmother's journals and learned what a great husband and father he was in addition to being a brave man of service ❤️

Stacey Bryson
Great Niece

April 12, 2018

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