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Sheriff William M. Phillips

On Dec. 3, 1980, Sheriff Phillips was involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of Market and MacArthur streets in Shawnee. One of his legs was badly broken and required surgery. He was released from the hospital on Dec. 23. Shortly after noon on Christmas Day, Sheriff Phillips died from a heart attack caused by a blood clot from the injury.