Sinclair Williams of East Preston died (age seventy-one). He was the first black police officer in Dartmouth. At age twenty-five he was hired in July of 1968. Looking back over the years, a fellow officer, George Beck, said of Williams, “He would take the lead as a senior officer so I learned so much in the way he would handle the calls at the initial state and, generally, becoming a good policeman.” The Williams family established a memorial scholarship in his name to benefit black students going into policing.