Police Officer William Douglas Black

Police Officer William Douglas Black

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

William Douglas Black

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.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • 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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