Patrolman William A. Patterson

Patrolman William A. Patterson

Alabama City Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, January 1, 1912

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William A. Patterson

Patrolman William Patterson was shot and killed by a man he had arrested earlier in the day for being drunk in public. When the suspect was released from jail he vowed to killed Patrolman Patterson by the end of the day. The suspect confronted Patrolman Patterson and shot and killed him. The suspect was the son of a fellow officer.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death on March 29, 1912.

Patrolman Patterson had been with the agency for two months. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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