Police Officer Russell Mark Willingham, Jr.

Police Officer Russell Mark Willingham, Jr.

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Russell Mark Willingham, Jr.

Police Officer Russell Willingham was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup another officers at approximately 3:15 am.

He was traveling on North Vargrave Street when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree. He was able to notify dispatch that he was pinned inside and rescue units were dispatched. Moments later he notified dispatchers that his vehicle had caught fire. When the rescue units arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

Officer Willingham had served with the Winston-Salem Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Greensboro Police Department. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 724

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

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