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Deputy Sheriff William Ronald Mast, Jr. | Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

William Ronald Mast, Jr.

Watauga County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 123

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff William Mast was shot and killed as he responded to a 911 call with an open line at a trailer home on Hardin Road in Deep Gap, North Carolina, at approximately 1:00 am.

Upon arriving at the scene he began walking towards the house when he was shot in the face. It is believed the subject who shot him intentionally ambushed him. Another deputy with him returned fire killing the suspect.

Deputy Mast had served with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his expectant wife, parents, and sibling.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation named the bridge over the New River on US 421, near Boone, in honor of Deputy Mast.

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I remember this it was aweful to know that so young and expecting his life was taken by a douchbag that had nothing else better to do I may not like all the popo where I live but I WOULD NEVER hurt one of them and I respect the ones who don't let the badge and privlage not RIGHT go to there head. We lost a officer I'm not sure how to put them up here but I did respect him

Civilian Becca H
March 12, 2017


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