Sheriff William Elam

Sheriff William Elam

Placer County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Monday, October 1, 1951

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William Elam

Sheriff William Elam was killed in an automobile accident in the North Lake Tahoe area of the county.

He was conducting official business when his vehicle left the roadway and plummeted down a 100-foot embankment.

Sheriff Elam had been elected sheriff only 10 months earlier. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

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