Policeman William David Wood

Policeman William David Wood

Advance Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, June 8, 1901

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William David Wood

Policeman William D. Wood was shot and killed by an intoxicated man when he ordered him to stop firing his gun on a public street.

The suspect was arrested in Virginia several weeks later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 12 years in prison in October of 1901.

Policeman Wood was survived by his wife and daughter.

Advance is in Davie County.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 12 years

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

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