Police Officer William G. Pate

Police Officer William G. Pate

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, February 5, 1921

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William G. Pate

Officer Pate was shot and killed on 13th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets, while working a plainclothes detail following a recent string of burglaries in the area. A suspect was identified but never charged. Officer Pate's murder remains unsolved.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never arrested


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Officer Pate,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus.


United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2021

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