Patrolman W. G. Willard

Patrolman W. G. Willard

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 1, 1938

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W. G. Willard

Patrolman W.G. Willard succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier during a shootout with a suspect on Foster Street. The suspect was shot and killed by Patrolman Willard during the shootout.

Patrolman Willard was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, October 28, 1938
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Willard was my great uncle. I was born in1953 so I never knew him. His brother ( my grandfather) was SL Willard. SL Willard was a NC highway patrolman. He was one of the originals from the beginning. He went on the patrol in 1929 and retired in 1960. He was born in Yadkinville. He retired in Fort Pierce, Florida where I live, and passed away in 1992. I have many stories and memories of my grandfather and his experiences on the highway patrol. These guys were true heroes in many ways. Keith Hedrick, Fort Pierce, Florida.

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November 22, 2021

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