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 Bill Illingworth succumbed to injuries sustained on September 8th, 1983, when he was involved in a vehicle crash while responding to an armed robbery call.

He was driving southbound on Airport Boulevard, near I-26, when a tractor-trailer pulled into the roadway while attempting to make a left turn. The patrol car went underneath of the trailer before striking a utility pole.

Corporal Illingworth remained in a coma from the time of the crash until passing away seven years later on February 28th, 1991.

Corporal Illingworth was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Cayce Department of Public Safety for 13 years. He was survived by his two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

robbery, emergency response

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Corporal Illingworth, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 23, 2019

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