Sheriff William Dewitt Ormsby

Sheriff William Dewitt Ormsby

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, January 5, 1943

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William Dewitt Ormsby

Sheriff W. Dewitt Ormsby was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 74 west of Hamlet at 7 pm.

Sheriff Ormsby had served with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for 12 years and was the Sheriff for only one month. He was survived by his wife and four children.

He is buried at the Eastside Cemetery in Rockingham, North Carolina.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

vehicle crash

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Sheriff Ormsby,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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January 5, 2023

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