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 accident while responding to a domestic violence call at 8:30 pm.

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


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To all of Franks family and friends, much love to you. April I hope your anniversary was celebrated with smiles. I know how much he loved you.

To Frank...

Hello dear friend...Been so long...I dont miss you any less. I smile when I think of you. Kristin Byrd and I were talking about you the other day and the song played when letting you go. I know she misses you too. Her and Ronnie are doing well and have a beautiful daughter. I know you have looked down upon me and protected me. You protected my sister. She is still with us because of you. I told my soon to be in laws about you the other day. Thats right lol. Finally going to tie the knot. Its only been 7 years lol. But hey. When you have been proceed with caution. Ive told you about Andrew. You would like him. Hes good, honest and of course a dog lover. My business is wonderful. I watch some special pets!! I wouldnt trade it for the world though every once in a blue moon I miss being a voice in the middle of the night. Now I said I missed it, will never do it again. ha Thank you for watching over all of us. I miss you Frank! Hugs..

Much Love,



September 6, 2016

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