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Officer Cecil Williamson Watford | Columbia Police Department, South Carolina Columbia Police Department, South Carolina


Cecil Williamson Watford

Columbia Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, July 1, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/30/1957

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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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.

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