Ofc. Malcus Williams added to fallen law enforcement memorial wall
The State of Oregon honored and remembered 187 fallen law enforcement officers, and the families they left behind, during a one and a half-hour memorial ceremony on Tuesday afternoon.
This event took place at the state memorial which is located at the Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Highway SE, in Salem.
The names of four fallen Oregon law enforcement officers were added to the state memorial during today's ceremony. Ashland Police Officer Malcus Williams, Bend Police Sgt. John Lawrence, and two Multnomah County Sheriff’s Deputies Deputy Robert Ray “Bobby” Anderson and Deputy Sheriff Irving Burkett who were seriously injured in the line of duty and retired as a result of their injuries. Both of these Deputies were added under the historic recognition program which allows fallen officers from previous years to be honored on the memorial after careful review and approval.
The memorial honors 187 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and parole and probation officers.
On Friday March 2, 2018 at approximately 7:25 p.m. Officer Malcus Williams suffered a major medical event while on duty and on the scene of a call. Other officers who were on scene rendered aid and summoned expedited medical assistance from Ashland Fire and Rescue. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported Officer Williams to Providence Hospital where the emergency department staff continued to work on him. Officer Williams passed away at approximately 9:00 p.m. Officer Williams is survived by his wife, Ona, and three daughters, Savannah, Georgia and Brooklyn, as well as his sisters Cindy and Amy, who is also a member of the Ashland Police Department. Officer Williams started his career with the Ashland Police Department on December 9, 1996.