Officer William T. McCuiston

Officer William T. McCuiston

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 4, 1921

William T. McCuiston

Officer William McCuiston was shot and instantly killed when he and another officer attempted to seize an automobile loaded with whiskey and occupied by three men.

The suspects sped away being pursued by the other officer and soon more officers. After a forty mile chase one suspect was shot and killed, one was arrested, and the other suspect escaped.

The suspect who escaped was arrested several weeks later. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The suspect arrested at the scene was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 4, 2009

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