Officer William Beasley

Officer William Beasley

Orlando Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1885

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William Beasley

Officer William Beasley was shot and killed on Dec. 24 while subduing an Orlando bartender as part of an attempt to quell a riot in 1885.

Officer Beasley had ordered the subject to move along on an overly crowded street but the subject resisted, obtained a pistol, and shot Officer Beasley when the lawman tried to subdue him.

Officer Beasley's murderer was tried and sentenced to hang.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed


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Rest in peace Officer Beasley.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2019

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