County Policeman William Lee Cape

County Policeman William Lee Cape

Pickens County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1927

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William Lee Cape

County Policeman William Cape was shot and killed while investigating possible moonshining activities. He was shot several times while attempting to search a vehicle.

One of the men then drove his body to Bartow County. His decapitated body was located by a hunter three days later.

Several suspects were apprehended and convicted of Policeman Cape's murder. The shooter was sentenced to life in prison.

Policeman Cape had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He had previously served with the United States Marshals Service. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 40 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation

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Rest in peace and always know that no passage of time will ever erase you service and sacrifice.

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

September 17, 2020

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