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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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