Captain William T. Mills

Captain William T. Mills

DeQueen Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 1984

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William T. Mills

Captain William Mills, Patrolman Herman Jones, Patrolman William Gilham, 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.

Captain Mills was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran and served with the DeQueen Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 21
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Bill was, and remains, my only best friend. We were best friends through high school, nam, and after nam. I lost contact with him after he left Ft Smith PD. Then I heard he had been killed by a drunk driver while honoring a fallen cop. Didn’t know others had been lost until reading previous tributes.
He came visited me in nam for a couple days. He was based down south and I was in I corp in danang area. He was an army chopper crew chief and door gunner. He did two tours in the nam and sent me a photo showing a rocket hit on his chopper about an arms length from where he sat.
I was, and still am, extremely mad at the drunk ahole that took my bud out after having survived two years of combat unscathed. Bill put up with a lot of crap from lowlifes he had known in high school when he joined FSPD.
I miss and mourn my brother most every day. Would dearly love to see him again

Jerry Morrow
Best friend

October 4, 2023

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