Deputy Sheriff William Raffo Wimsett, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff William Raffo Wimsett, Sr.

Nelson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1972

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William Raffo Wimsett, Sr.

Deputy William Wimsett was killed in an automobile accident while en route to the sheriff's office. His patrol car left the roadway and struck several rocks, causing fatal injuries.

He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.

Deputy Wimsett is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, May 5, 1972

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 6, 2012

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