Corporal William Joseph Shrewsbury

Corporal William Joseph Shrewsbury

West Virginia State Police, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, September 28, 1963

William Joseph Shrewsbury

Corporal 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

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You were laid to rest fifty years ago, but this will be the first anniversary of your death where your companion, wife, and mother of five children lay beside you. I pray you are enjoying watching your family grow from heaven since you were unable to do so on earth. RIP WJS and BJS

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September 3, 2013

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