Special Officer Williamson Murray Linker

Special Officer Williamson Murray Linker

Salisbury Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 26, 1916

Williamson Murray Linker

Special Officer Williamson Linker was struck and killed by a speeding automobile as he was directing traffic on West Innes Street.

Seconds before he was hit, another officer three blocks away, had taken down the vehicle's license number to prosecute the driver for speeding. The driver was convicted of manslaughter, placed on probation, and ordered to pay Officer Linker's widow $1,100.

Special Officer Linker was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Officer Linker,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salisbury.


United States Border Patrol

October 26, 2017

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