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 36-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. On September 8, 1971, he was working at a road job when he was stung by several bees. He was treated at a local hospital and returned to the prison. Later on that day he collapsed and died.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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I wish I could have met you. We are doing alright down here.

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