Prohibition Officer William Meade

Prohibition Officer William Meade

West Virginia Department of Prohibition, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, February 12, 1922

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William Meade

Prohibition Officer William Meade was shot and killed from ambush on a road near Dunlow, in Wayne County. He and several other officers had recently conducted several raids in the county.

Officer Meade had only served with the agency for two months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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I’m so proud to call you Grandpa. Thank you for your service and standards you set for our family! May your memory continue to be passed down through the generations. I love you!

Rita Meade Rabon

May 29, 2020

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