Detective William Henry Weatherly, V

Detective William Henry Weatherly, V

Warren County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, April 15, 1999

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William Henry Weatherly, V

Detective Bill Weatherly was shot and killed while attempting to serve a failure to appear warrant on a 19-year-old suspect charged with assault on a police officer.

As officers approached the home off Paschall Station Road, near Wise, the suspect opened fire with a shotgun from inside the residence and struck Detective Weatherly in the face.

The suspect was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to the Dorothea Dix Mental Hospital in Raleigh.

On June 15th, 2015, all charges against the suspect were dropped.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

warrant service

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Det. Weatherly,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Warren County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 15, 2024

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