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Police Officer William Douglas Black | Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

William Douglas Black

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 7/11/1979

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Police Officer William Black and Detective Jimmy Mobley were killed in a helicopter accident.

The helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean between Croatan and Dam Neck. They were leading a rescue boat to the scene of a disabled boat using their spotlight. During the operation, the helicopter dove into the ocean.

Officer Black had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for six years.

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Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley
Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

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In rememberance of Officer William Black. My late husband and Bill used to be on the VB Rescue Squad together for years. Bill had dinner at our house frequently as most of the single Officers did at that time. He was agreat young man and admired the stories and things my husband told him of being a Policw Officer. Because of that Bill excitely put in his application and we were all so thrilled for him when he made it and then graduated from the academy. He rode some with my husband and was alway super excited to be doing what he loved so much. He was taken from us way too soon!! Long before he was able to reach his true goal of being promoted and moving forward. God Bless you Billand I am sure now you and Don are once again sharing those wonderful stories.

GENE P. RIMER
WIFE OF DONALD RIMER[POLICE)
July 12, 2012

 

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