Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Prisons, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Wright died as the result of injuries sustained two days earlier when he fell from a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Institution.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a head injury and released the following day. The day after being released he suffered complications from the injury and died at his home.

Officer Wright had served with the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections for nearly five years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Monday, April 9, 2012

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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 17, 2018

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