Community Remembers Fallen Ashland Police Officer

Hundreds of people came out to the Ashland High School gym Saturday to pay their respects and celebrate the life of Officer Malcus Williams.

Posted: Mar 17, 2018 6:18 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. -- The gym at Ashland High School is usually reserved for games but on Saturday, it served a different purpose. It was packed with people not mourning but celebrating the life of Ashland Police Department's Officer Malcus Williams.

"If we use Malcus as a model, we must remember these three things: have a positive attitude, respect diversity and be kind. Those are just three ways we can all protect and serve our community," said his friend and Southern Oregon University Football Coach Charlie Hall.

On Friday, March 2nd, Officer Williams suffered a major medical emergency  while on a call. He died later that night in the hospital.

"I cannot wait for the day when I am reunited with my friend Malcus Williams," said his friend Joe Pedrojetti.

His memorial celebrated his life and 21 year career as an Ashland Police officer. His daughters spoke and sang in memory of their father.

"I've known many good men in my life but few rose to that level of great. Malcus rose to that level in my life," said friend and colleague Sgt. Bob Smith.

His family, friends and colleagues said he was an amazing human being. He gave 100 percent to his family, 100 percent to his job and 100 percent to anything he was a part of.

"I would challenge anybody in this room to go find somebody to say something negative about Malcus because I don't think you can,” said Ashland Police Chief Tighe O’Meara.

Now they must all say goodbye or see you later to a life gone too soon.

In honor of his life, Governor Kate Brown ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be lowered to half-staff Saturday

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