Special Deputy
Bill John Yanich
Newton County Sheriff's Department
Sunday, December 17, 1967

Age: 32
Served: 1 years
Badge #:
Military Service: U.S. Marine Corps
• Korean War
Panel 45W, Line 21
Panel L2, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, December 17, 1967

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
State Road 10 near Lake Village
Incident County:
Newton
Incident Township:
Lake
Weapon Used:
Automobile (Alcohol involved)
Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Roselawn Cemetery, Roselawn

   Special Deputy Bill Yanich was killed in an automobile accident while patrolling State Road 10 just west of Lake Village.

   Special Deputy Yanich was riding in the squad car driven by another deputy sheriff when it was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle whose driver was under the influence of alcohol.

   Special Deputy Yanich was survived by his wife, three daughters, two brothers and mother.