Patrolman W. G. Willard

Patrolman W. G. Willard

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1938

W. G. Willard

Patrolman W.G. Willard succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier during a shootout with a suspect on Foster Street. The suspect was shot and killed by Patrolman Willard during the shootout.

Patrolman Willard was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 28, 1938
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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My dear Grandfather,

This is the only picture of you that I have ever seen. I don't think that I ever was even told stories about you. The only thing I know about you is that you were lost when my father Jack, your son, was nine years old.

I do so wish that we had gotten to meet each other. Bless you Grandfather, and enjoy the company of both of your children, who have joined you in Heaven. We will get to meet eventually.

Jack G. Willard

December 20, 2016

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