Patrolman Louis Donnel Wilmeth

Patrolman Louis Donnel Wilmeth

Buena Vista Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, July 20, 1923

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Louis Donnel Wilmeth

Patrolman Louis Wilmeth was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell from its holster and discharged.

The accident occurred as he was cleaning a drain at the city reservoir.

Patrolman Wilmeth had served with the Buena Vista Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice and heroism. Rest in peace always.

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

July 20, 2020

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