Sheriff William P. Stanley

Sheriff William P. Stanley

Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, July 25, 1902

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William P. Stanley

Sheriff Stanley succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained 6 weeks earlier while attempting to serve a warrant on a man for feloniously assaulting another man with a horseshoe.

The suspect fled after the shooting and it is unknown if he was ever captured.

Sheriff Stanley was survived by his expectant wife and seven children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, June 12, 1902
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 25, 2020

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