Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams

Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams

Union County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, November 5, 1980

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Raymond Williams

Deputy Williams and Deputy Michael Cheney were killed when their patrol pickup was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Highway 82 near Elgin, Oregon. The drunk driver was also killed in the collision. The deputies were returning from a search and rescue mission when the incident occurred.

Deputy Williams had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in collision

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I recall growing up with my cousin in Linda, Ca. Strange we both went into law enforcement. I went into the Army as an MP later Criminal Investigations (CID), later became a Federal Air Marshall and an Evidence Custodian in Sherwood, OR. My aunt, Raymond’s mother, before she passes told us he went into law enforcement but did not know where. No would like to find his grave and his family.

Dean Casey.
Cousin, Sherwood OR PD, US Army WO and FAM

May 13, 2019

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