Sheriff William Roy Posey

Sheriff William Roy Posey

Winston County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, September 7, 1954

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William Roy Posey

Sheriff William Posey suffered a fatal heart attack while raiding a liquor still. The still was in an area of deep woods and steep terrain.

An ambulance was summoned when he began complaining of chest pains, but because of the remote area, could not reach him. Other officers and paramedics had to carry him on a stretcher to the waiting ambulance.

Sheriff Posey had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2013

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