Deputy Sheriff William Albert Pope

Deputy Sheriff William Albert Pope

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1940

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William Albert Pope

Deputy Sheriff William Pope was shot and killed while serving a bench warrant on a suspect who fled from the Halifax County Recorder's Court before paying a $25 fine.

He was shot when he went to serve the warrant at the lumber mill where the man worked as a night watchman.

The man was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Deputy Pope was survived by his wife, mother, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Pope,
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 Halifax County.


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April 3, 2020

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