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Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley | Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

Detective

Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 7/11/1979

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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Police Officer William Douglas Black
Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 11, 1979
Cause: Aircraft accident

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Jimmy you were a great training officer......I think of you all the time my friend...rip

Patrolman
Virginia Beach
May 9, 2013

 

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