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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Officer Wood,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Advance.


United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2021

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