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Policeman R. Edgar Williams | Wingate Police Department, North Carolina Wingate Police Department, North Carolina

Policeman

R. Edgar Williams

Wingate Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 21, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/17/1917

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1917

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Policeman Edgar Williams was shot and fatally wounded by a man he attempted to arrest. He was carried to a hospital in Charlotte where he died from a gunshot wound to the stomach four days later.

The suspect was apprehended and executed in the electric chair on May 25th, 1917.

Policeman Williams was survived by his wife and three children.

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A century after his death, we remember Policeman R. Edgar Williams for his service to his community and to the nation.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
March 20, 2017

 

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