Police Officer William L. Easson, Jr.

Police Officer William L. Easson, Jr.

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1966

William L. Easson, Jr.

Police Officer William Easson and Police Officer Calvin Thacker were shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a local resident. Both officers were shot twice during the stop.

The subject fled the scene but later turned himself. He was convicted of both murders.

Officer Easson had served with the Vallejo Police Department for five years.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 227

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 52nd anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 7, 2018

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