Corporal William Joseph Shrewsbury

Corporal William Joseph Shrewsbury

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, September 28, 1963

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William Joseph Shrewsbury

Corporal William Shrewsbury was shot and killed when he and a deputy sheriff responded to investigate reports of a suicidal man at a home in Ranger, West Virginia.

When they arrived at the scene a man walked from the home, concealing a .32 caliber revolver behind his back. When the approached the patrol car he immediately started shooting through its window, striking Corporal Shrewsbury. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and killed the suspect.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

ambush, suicidal subject

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Tpr. Shrewsbury was a good friend of my father, a fellow trooper at the time. My dad was out of the State Police but was very upset when he heard of his death in 1963.

John M. Maciejczyk
Assistant United States Attorney, ND IN

November 2, 2022

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