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Police Officer William H. McCray | Danville Police Department, Virginia Danville Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

William H. McCray

Danville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer McCray was shot and killed when he and several other officers went to a home to investigate a shooting. Officer McCray was shot in the neck as the officers forced the door open to go inside. The suspect who barricaded himself in the house shot and wounded four officers before other officers shot and killed him.

Officer McCray had been with the agency for 26 years. He was survived by his wife.

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A century ago today, you gave your life in the pursuit of your duties. You are not forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
October 12, 2017


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