Policeman William A. Monroe

Policeman William A. Monroe

Salisbury Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 13, 1909

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William A. Monroe

Policeman William Monroe was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest for wife beating.

The suspect apprehended four months later in Sweetwater, Tennessee, turned out to be the wrong man. Over the next six years several suspects detained in North Carolina, and Virginia thought to be him were released. The killer was never apprehended.

Policeman Monroe was survived by his two sons.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Officer Monroe,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salisbury.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 13, 2019

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