Detective William A. Singleton

Detective William A. Singleton

Rock Hill Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 9, 1968

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William A. Singleton

Detective Singleton was shot and killed while walking his beat. A young girl ran up to him and told him that her boyfriend was shooting at her. At the same moment the boyfriend came out of the house and fired a shot, striking Detective Singleton in the head. The suspect was charged with murder but was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Guilty of manslaughter

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Det. Singleton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rock Hill. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 9, 2018

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