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 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.

Bio

  • 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 my first hero. As a 6 year old not-too-distant cousin, I attended your memorial services, also a first for me. I knew the circumstances of your heroic action, as do my wife, children, and grandchildren. Your memory lives on. Thank you.

David, grandson of Goldie Shrewsbury

March 22, 2019

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