Sheriff Willie C. Bond

Sheriff Willie C. Bond

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 22, 1921

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Willie C. Bond

Sheriff Willie Bond and Town Sergeant Julian Boyer of the Town of Orange Police Department were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for operating a still.

The two had set off from the courthouse at 3:00 pm in a local taxi cab. When they arrived on the scene, they told the driver to wait. After several hours the driver stopped waiting for them and returned to the town to report that they were missing.

Several officers and citizens set out the next morning and found Sheriff Bond with a gunshot wound through the heart and Town Sergeant Boyer's body riddled with bullets. The posse tracked to a nearby barn, which they set on fire, killing the suspect.

Sheriff Bond was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, alcohol violation

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While at the Sheriff's office on unrelated business, I happened upon the display in the lobby. Sheriff Bond was my great grandmother's brother, my great uncle. What an unexpected surprise. A very nice tribute to a fallen officer.

Jennifer Dahmen
Great niece

June 3, 2023

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