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Patrolman William Daywalt | Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

William Daywalt

Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 3, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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February 4, 2015

 

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