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Patrolman William E. Armistead | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Patrolman

William E. Armistead

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, November 13, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Armistead was shot and killed as he and his partner were attempting to arrest a suspect acting suspiciously in the downtown area of Atlanta where all local businesses were closed. While attempting place handcuffs on the suspect he produced a handgun and shot both officers, killing Patrolman Armistead.

The suspect was apprehended in Belmont, North Carolina, on September 28, 1918.

Patrolman Armistead had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in Peace Grandfather.

TSgtRet. William E. Armistead Jr.
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June 14, 2017

 

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