Deputy Sheriff William Franklin James, II

Deputy Sheriff William Franklin James, II

Wake County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 5, 2003

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William Franklin James, II

Deputy Sheriff William James was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a domestic violence call at 8:30 p.m.

He was traveling on Rand Road when his patrol car collided with another car head-on near Wood Oak Road. He was transported to WakeMed Hospital, where he died a short time later.

Deputy James was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Wake County Sheriff's Office for three years. He also had previously served with the Rockingham Police Department, the Sunset Beach Police Department, and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, son, mother, brother, and sister.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge D913
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic, vehicle crash

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Hard to believe you have been gone 20 years. We know you’re near, watching and listening, which is comforting but not quite the same. We talk about Papa Dink often. You’ll never be forgotten.


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