Patrolman William Harvey Austin

Patrolman William Harvey Austin

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 18, 1969

William Harvey Austin

Patrolman Austin was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend an armed robbery suspect at High Street and Mount Vernon Avenue.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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My husband at the time just returned from Vietnam. We had just purchased a new sports car. Officer Austin pulled us as husband was going over speed limit. Hearing my husband has just returned from Vietnam, Officer Austin gave him a warning and Thank him for his service. Shortly after that was when Officer Austin was shot. I have never forgotten what a kind man he was...Thank you for your service. RIP

Dorothy Jones

June 20, 2016

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