Police Officer William H. McCray

Police Officer William H. McCray

Danville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, October 12, 1917

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William H. McCray

Officer McCray was shot and killed when he and several other officers went to a home to investigate a shooting. Officer McCray was shot in the neck as the officers forced the door open to go inside. The suspect who barricaded himself in the house shot and wounded four officers before other officers shot and killed him.

Officer McCray had been with the agency for 26 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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