Deputy Sheriff William Albert Pope

Deputy Sheriff William Albert Pope

Halifax County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 3, 1940

William Albert Pope

Deputy 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 the lumber mill, where the suspect worked as a night watchman, to serve the warrant.

The suspect 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

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I am attempting to contact a family member of this officer. Any information is greatly appreciated.

Capt. L.J. Burch
Halifax County Sheriff's Office

January 20, 2011

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