Corporal William John Illingworth, Sr.

Corporal William John Illingworth, Sr.

Cayce Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1991

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William John Illingworth, Sr.

Corporal Illingsworth died after being in a coma for nearly eight years. He was responding to an armed robbery call in 1983 when his patrol car ran under a tractor trailer.
Corporal Illingworth had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 8, 1983

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Not one day has passed that I haven’t thought about you or missed you. My whole life has been dedicated to making you proud, I’ve slipped many times along the way but have continued to pursue living like I thought you would have. I served our country in combat like you did and made a career in selfless service like you did before me. I tell your grandkids about you as often as possible, they all love you so much and are proud of your sacrifice. I try to be the father to them that you were to me. Even though I was very young when you were taken, I feel so lucky to have had a dad that set the bar so high for me. You will live on with us for the rest of our days, I will continue to tell your story to your grandkids and great grandkids. I love you dad.

SSG William Illingworth JR
US Army

November 16, 2017

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