Banning Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its own this week, after the death of Sgt. Bill Caldwell on Sunday.
Chief Leonard Purvis released a statement on the police department Facebook page:
"The Department is saddened to announce the death of Sergeant Bill Caldwell who passed away on July 15, 2012.
Sergeant Caldwell was a 22 year veteran with the Banning Police Department, beginning employment in October of 1989, and most recently assigned to the Patrol Bureau.
Memorial Services have been scheduled as follows:
Friday, July 20th – 1000 hours
1177 Beaumont Avenue
Beaumont, CA 92223
On behalf of the entire Department, we extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Sergeant Bill Caldwell."
No further information was immediately available.