Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams

Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams

Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, November 5, 1980

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 remember the day well, so many years ago. I worked with Ray and Mike at Untion County Sheriff's Office at the time. Two brothers killed by a drunk driver. All these years later my eyes still fill with tears when I think of Ray and Mike. Bless you both

Deputy Jerry Weir
Former Union County Sheriff, Current Canyon Co. Idaho Deputy Sheriff

December 19, 2012

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