Officer Richard Williams

Officer Richard Williams

Santa Barbara Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 19, 1921

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Richard Williams

Officer Dick Williams succumbed to injuries sustained on July 4th, 1921, when he fell from his horse.

He was participating in the Independence Day Parade on State Street when his horse became startled by the crowd and bolted. Officer Williams was thrown to the ground and suffered severe head injuries. He slipped into a coma and died several months later.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Monday, July 4, 1921

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Officer Williams,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Barbara.


United States Border Patrol

December 19, 2021

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