Officer William J. Olausen – Cranston Police


     Patrolman William J. Olausen joined the Cranston Police in 1938, but resigned when he enlisted in the U. S. Army on August 28, 1942 to serve in WWII.  He subsequently lost his life on May 25, 1944 in the service of his country while serving as a sergeant with the 612 Ordinance Div. in Manchester, England.  He was a member of the Doric Lodge of Masons, and St. Andrew Brotherhood at St. James Church.  He’s buried in All Saints Cemetery in Warwick.