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Patrolman William A. Patterson | Alabama City Police Department, Alabama Alabama City Police Department, Alabama


William A. Patterson

Alabama City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, January 1, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman William Patterson was shot and killed by a man he had arrested earlier in the day for being drunk in public. When the suspect was released from jail he vowed to killed Patrolman Patterson by the end of the day. The suspect confronted Patrolman Patterson and shot and killed him. The suspect was the son of a fellow officer.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on March 29, 1912.

Patrolman Patterson had been with the agency for two months. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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