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Chief of Police William B. Renfro | Dorchester Police Department, Virginia Dorchester Police Department, Virginia

Chief of Police

William B. Renfro

Dorchester Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, June 17, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/16/1906

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief Renfro was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of pistol shots near the town's churches. Chief Renfro, who had been walking with his wife, started towards the churches when he encountered two strangers.

As he questioned the strangers he grew suspicious. He was preparing to search them when one of the men produced a pistol and opened fire, fatally wounding him in the chest. He died early the following morning.

Chief Renfro had served with the Dorchester Police Department for several years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 17, 2015


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