Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1994

William Lee Overton, Jr.

Officer William Overton was killed in an accident as he was responding to shooting call with lights and siren. Another vehicle cut him off and in order to avoid striking that car he swerved into the median, causing his patrol car to overturn three times. The shooting call turned out to be a false alarm.

Officer Overton had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his two sons, two daughters and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 12, 1994

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I remember that night all too well. I wish that we could have done more to keep you with us. I know you are no longer suffering. Until we meet again.

“Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28, 29

Mark A. Paramedic
Tampa General Aeromed (Charleston Emergency Ambulance Service)

May 16, 2015

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