Police Officer Raymond Carl Willert

Police Officer Raymond Carl Willert

Turlock Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 9, 1973

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Raymond Carl Willert

Police Officer Raymond Willert was shot and killed while responding to a robbery in progress.

As Officer Willert walked past the bank window the suspects, who were still inside, opened fire and struck Officer Willert in the head. Other officers apprehended the men.

The shooter, 29, was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole on March 13, 1986.

Officer Willert had served with the Turlock Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 25

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer Willert,
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Turlock. And to your Family and loved ones I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 10, 2024

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