Mesa, William - SoCal tribal leader killed in motorcycle crash

Jamul, California (AP) 7-08

The chairman of the Jamul Indian Village and longtime tribal activist has been killed in a motorcycle accident.

Police said William C. Mesa was killed when his motorbike hit a power pole just before 5 p.m. July 5 on Lyons Valley Road in Jamul, east of San Diego.

The 57-year-old retired El Cajon police officer was known for championing a decade-long effort to build a casino on the tribe’s 6-acre reservation.

He served in various tribal leadership positions, including police chief, gaming commissioner, councilman and chairman.

 

 

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