Officer Cecil Williamson Watford

Officer Cecil Williamson Watford

Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, July 1, 1957

Cecil Williamson Watford

Officer Cecil Watford succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he was shot during a struggle with a suspect. He was investigating an incident in which a man attempted to throw hot water on a woman. The suspect was arrested after returning to the scene.

Officer Watford had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. He is buried in Sawneys Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairfield County, South Carolina.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 30, 1957
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

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