Corporal William John Illingworth, Sr.

Corporal William John Illingworth, Sr.

Cayce Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1991

William John Illingworth, Sr.

Corporal Illingsworth died after being in a coma for nearly eight years. He was responding to an armed robbery call in 1983 when his patrol car ran under a tractor trailer.
Corporal Illingworth had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his two children.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 8, 1983

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Not one day has passed that I haven’t thought about you or missed you. My whole life has been dedicated to making you proud, I’ve slipped many times along the way but have continued to pursue living like I thought you would have. I served our country in combat like you did and made a career in selfless service like you did before me. I tell your grandkids about you as often as possible, they all love you so much and are proud of your sacrifice. I try to be the father to them that you were to me. Even though I was very young when you were taken, I feel so lucky to have had a dad that set the bar so high for me. You will live on with us for the rest of our days, I will continue to tell your story to your grandkids and great grandkids. I love you dad.

SSG William Illingworth JR
US Army

November 16, 2017

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