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Patrolman W. G. Willard | Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

Patrolman

W. G. Willard

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 1, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/28/1938

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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
Grandson
December 20, 2016

 

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