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Patrolman William Dinwiddie | Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee


William Dinwiddie

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, June 19, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/13/1901

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Escaped from prison

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Patrolman Dinwiddie succumbed to gun shot wounds sustained 14 years earlier when he was and Patrolman Robert Saylor were shot after responding to a disturbance at a local tavern. The suspect involved in the disturbance was the famous outlaw known as Kid Curry. The suspect immediately opened fire on the officers, wounding them both, before fleeing.

Patrolman Dinwiddie had served with the agency for 10 years.

Kid Curry was suspected of be involved with the murders of five law enforcement officers: Sheriff Josiah Hazen of the Converse County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming; Deputy Samuel Jenkins and Sheriff Jesse Tyler of the Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah; and Patrolman Robert Saylor and Patrolman William Dinwiddie of the Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee.

Kid Curry was arrested after the murders of Patrolman Saylor and Patrolman Dinwiddie. He was convicted of the murders but escaped from the local jail before being transferred to a federal prison.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sheriff Josiah Hazen
Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming
End of Watch: Sunday, June 4, 1899
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff Samuel Jenkins
Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah
End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Sheriff Jesse Tyler
Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah
End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1900
Cause: Gunfire

Patrolman Robert Saylor
Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 23, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

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