Patrolman Willard E. Pruitt, Jr.

Patrolman Willard E. Pruitt, Jr.

Wilmington Police Department, Delaware

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1944

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Willard E. Pruitt, Jr.

Patrolman Pruitt was killed in a motorcycle accident while pursuing a suspect.

He had served with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Pruitt, on this 76th anniversary of your untimely departure we say thank you for service and remind you that your heroic actions and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

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