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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

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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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Just thinking of you today. Remembering standing on the shore hopeful you and Jimmy survived and would soon be swimming to shore.... you swam on to another journey instead

Laura Arehart
former VBPD Dispatcher
September 14, 2016

 

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