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Deputy Sheriff Bill Hugh Broadwell | Giles County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Giles County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Bill Hugh Broadwell

Giles County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, April 10, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Deputy Broadwell was shot and killed when he and another deputy went to a home to search for a suspect. The home's owner opened fire on the deputies with a shotgun, killing Deputy Broadwell. The suspect was arrested and taken out of the county by the Virginia State Police to protect him from an angry mob of citizens.

The 30-year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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I still can't believe this happens to you. You were my great grand father,
I cried when pawpaw (Joe) told me this. Who ever did this to you should have been sentenced to life in prison or death!

Megan Brodwell
Great grand daughter
April 15, 2017

 

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