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Patrolman William Vaughn

Centralia Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, July 15, 1946

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Reflections for Patrolman William Vaughn

Patrolman Vaughn,
Sir, even though its been over 75 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Centralia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2021

Patrolman Vaughn's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 8-31-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

August 31, 2016

RIP Brother

Reserve Officer Calvin J. Henson
Tioga Police Department

July 7, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 67th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2013

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Vaughn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Thank you for having this online. It means alot to myself & the remaining family.

Cynthia Hawkins
Great Grand Daughter

November 7, 2010

Patrolman Vaughn,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Centralia.



July 15, 2006

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