Deputy Sheriff Claude Peters was special guard to William Edward Hickman during his extradition from Oregon in 1927 through his 1928 trial. Hickman remained in the custody of Peters, along with Jailer Frank Dewar and Undersheriff Eugene Biscailuz, before his transfer to San Quentin prison, March 1928. Hickman was executed on October 19, 1928.
Photograph of Motorcycle Officer Howard J. Garner kneeling over a pile of linens in the apartment of William Edward Hickman. garner is photographed between an unmade cot and an upholstered chair. He examines an item with a name stitched into the cloth.
Three men stand next to a 1920s era automobile parked on the street in front of the Bellevue Arms apartments, 1170 Bellevue Avenue, where William Edward Hickman, confessed kidnapper and murderer, rented an apartment (No. 315).