Roll Call of Honor

Hillyer, Marshal William J.

End of Watch: 08/03/1923

Agency: Zillah Police Department

County: Yakima County

On Friday, August 3, 1923, Zillah Marshal William Hillyer was shot and killed by a known suspect who had a longstanding feud with the Hillyer family.

The incident occurred at a local tavern.  The suspect had tracked down Marshal Hillyer where he shot him with a shotgun.

The suspect was acquitted of murder.

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