Bill Odom

 

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: retired California Highway Patrol traffic officer who was in the national spotlight in 1963 for his role in helping to capture the "Onion Field" police killers Gregory Powell and Jimmy Lee Smith, which was told in the book and Oscar-winning movie of the same name.

 

 

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

 

Born: February 1, 1930

 

Died: October 29, 2002

 

Location: Bakersfield, California