Special Officer William G. Cashin

Special Officer William G. Cashin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, March 12, 1893

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William G. Cashin

Officer Cashin was shot and killed while he and his partner investigated a burglary in progress at a local saloon. 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. After two trials he was acquitted at his second trial in 1894.

Officer Cashin had been with the agency for eight years and 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

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 12, 2018

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