Sheriff William Levi Black

Sheriff William Levi Black

Emery County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, August 22, 1936

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William Levi Black

Sheriff Black was shot and killed as he tried to a settle a dispute between two farmers. When Sheriff Black arrived at the scene with the complainant the suspect, who had setup an ambush position in a nearby field, opened fire. Sheriff Black was shot in the head as he attempted to take cover in his car. The suspect then shot the farmer who had made the complaint.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 22, 2020

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