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Police Officer William Isaac Wainwright | Reynolds Police Department, Georgia Reynolds Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

William Isaac Wainwright

Reynolds Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, January 6, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Wainwright was shot and killed with his own service weapon while arresting a suspect. As the man was being placed in the patrol car he started resisting, gained control of Officer Wainwright's service weapon, and shot him several times.

A second officer who arrived at the scene engaged the suspect in a shootout. The suspect was shot and killed and the officer was wounded during the shootout.

Officer Wainwright had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Wainwright. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 3, 2012


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