Deputy Sheriff Watt Franklin Morgan

Deputy Sheriff Watt Franklin Morgan

Currituck County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 12, 1963

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Watt Franklin Morgan

Deputy Sheriff Watt Morgan was shot and killed with his own service weapon by a 17-year-old subject. He was writing the boy a ticket after the boy crashed into his patrol car. As he did so the boy attacked him, gained control of his service weapon, and shot him once in the head.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison March 5th, 1964. He was paroled May 2nd, 1990.

Deputy Morgan had served with the Currituck County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1990

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I never met you, but mom (Dolly) has spoken about you all my life. How great a man you were and the fact that you were like a father to her. I am proud of what you did for our county and honored that you have finally after all these years been recognized for all you did. Some day we will meet and I know Bartie aka Ms. Morgan and Gram (Becky) are with you, and that comforts me. Tell them both Hi for me and I look forward to the day we all can be together. I love you very much, Little Becky

Rebecca Creekmore
Great Grandaughter

May 24, 2010

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