Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Aircraft accident
Incident Date: 7/11/1979
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Not available
Detective Jimmy Mobley and Officer William Black were killed in a helicopter accident.
The helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean between Croatan and Dam Neck. They were leading a rescue boat to the scene of a disabled boat using their spotlight. During the operation, the helicopter dove into the ocean.
Detective Mobley had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for 12 years and had been awarded Officer of the Year in 1977. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer William Douglas Black