Patrolman William Ashby Howard

Patrolman William Ashby Howard

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, September 1, 1925

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William Ashby Howard

Patrolman William Howard was shot and killed while patrolling the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad's yards in Sumter, South Carolina.

Patrolman Howard noticed a trespasser at around dusk and attempted to arrest him. The man began to run from Patrolman Howard and started firing over his shoulder. One of the rounds struck the patrolman in the chest, killing him.

Patrolman Howard had served with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police for two years.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location South Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 1, 2020

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