ASHLAND, Ore. — On Sunday, the City of Ashland placed a permanent marker to remember a beloved Ashland Police Officer who died while on duty last March.
Officer Malcus Williams II suffered a medical emergency while out on a call on March 2 of 2018. Williams was a well-respected member of the community and left behind a devoted family.
Now, Ashland has placed a new sign honoring Officer Williams along the town's main thoroughfare.
"The sign was placed along Siskiyou Boulevard, within view of his home, and along the route that he and wife and daughters spent countless hours walking to and from school. Malcus is sorely missed," Ashland Police said.
The stretch of Highway 99 through Ashland now proudly bears the words "Fallen Officer Memorial Highway Dedicated to Officer Malcus Williams II."
This is not the first posthumous honor Williams has received. The officer received a packed procession and celebration of life from the community last year, received the Medal of Ultimate Sacrifice from the Governor's Commission, was added to the Oregon Fallen Officer Memorial in Salem in April, and was remembered in a House Resolution during this year's legislative session.