Special Officer William G. Cashin

Special Officer William G. Cashin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1893

Add to My Heroes

William G. Cashin

Special Officer William Cashin was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a burglary in progress at a saloon at 1466-1/2 7th Street.

As they entered the darkened main room a shot rang out and struck Officer Cashin in the abdomen. Both officers returned fire and killed one of the suspects.

The second subject was apprehended in San Francisco. He was acquitted at his second trial in 1894.

Officer Cashin had served with the Oakland Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 11, 1893
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One killed and one acquitted


Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

Officer Cashin,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland.


United States Border Patrol

March 12, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.