Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Lee Wright

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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William Lee Wright

Correctional Officer William Wright died as the result of injuries sustained two days earlier when he fell from a metal staircase at the Mountain View Correctional Institution.

He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a head injury and released the following day. The day after being released he suffered complications from the injury and died at his home.

Officer Wright had served with the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections for nearly five years. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, sister, and grandmother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Monday, April 9, 2012

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

April 11, 2021

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