Patrolman William R. Gilham

Patrolman William R. Gilham

DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1984

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William R. Gilham

Patrolman William Gilham, Captain William Mills, Patrolman Herman Jones, and Sergeant Roy Brewer were all killed in a head-on automobile crash while en route to attend the funeral of Trooper Louis Bryant of the Arkansas State Police. Trooper Bryant had been shot and killed in the line of duty six days earlier.

Patrolman Gilham had served with the DeQueen Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and four stepsons.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 26

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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