Chief of Police William L. Terry

Chief of Police William L. Terry

Colville Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1911

William L. Terry

Chief Terry was accidentally shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to place it in his holster. He was just returning to duty after eating lunch at home and bent down to pick something up. As he did so his gun slipped out of his shoulder holster. When he attempted to re-holster it his finger brushed the trigger, discharging the weapon.
Chief Terry had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 17, 2018

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