Police Officer William L. Easson, Jr.

Police Officer William L. Easson, Jr.

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1966

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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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April is a sad month for our Vallejo PD Family, lost 2 on April 7, 1966, 1 on April 12, 2000 and now a Rertired Motor Officer on April 7, 2019.

Hats off on bended knee for all Personal Families, the Blue families with Prayers to Our Lord for Healing, Comfort and Growth. Amen

Officer John Cunningham
Vallejo Police Badge 427

April 10, 2019

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