Police Officer William Douglas Black

Police Officer William Douglas Black

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

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William Douglas Black

Police Officer William Black and Detective Jimmy Mobley were killed in a helicopter accident.

The helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean between Croatan and Dam Neck. They were leading a rescue boat to the scene of a disabled boat using their spotlight. During the operation, the helicopter dove into the ocean.

Officer Black had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for six years.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Officer Black,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that accident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Virginia Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

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