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Sergeant Douglas William West | Jackson Police Department, Alabama Jackson Police Department, Alabama


Douglas William West

Jackson Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, November 13, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Sergeant West was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a disorderly person call at a local gas station. As they exited their patrol car the suspect opened fire while hiding behind the service station. Both officers were struck by the gunfire and Sergeant West was killed.

The suspect was apprehended later in the night and died in prison ten years later.

Sergeant West had been with the agency for ten years.

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