Investigator William Honkala

Investigator William Honkala

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, March 7, 1948

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William Honkala

Investigator William Honkala succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash two days earlier on Route 17 in Waverly, New York, while traveling there from Binghamton to conduct an investigation.

He was attempting to pass a slow-moving vehicle when the vehicle suddenly pulled in front of him. As he attempted to pull back into his lane he struck a culvert and then a large tree. He was transported to the local hospital where he died two days later.

Investigator Honkala was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI and WWII. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and mother.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New York
  • Incident Date Friday, March 5, 1948

routine driving

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2012

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