Patrolman William Daywalt

Patrolman William Daywalt

Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 3, 1914

William Daywalt

Patrolman William Daywalt was shot and killed while trying to arrest two men who had just shot a woman in the foot

Patrolman Daywalt and the Waynesboro police chief ordered two brothers to leave town after they had caused a disturbance. They followed the brothers to make sure they left town. One of the brothers opened fire on them and hit a young woman in the foot. Both of the officers pursued the brothers into a field east of town. Patrolman Daywalt was fatally shot in the field.

The shooter was later shot and killed by a Pennsylvania state trooper while he ran away from the trooper.

Patrolman Daywalt was survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.

February 4, 2015

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