Police Officer William D. Montgomery

Police Officer William D. Montgomery

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, August 24, 1886

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William D. Montgomery

Police Officer William Montgomery was shot and killed at police headquarters by a subject who was seeking revenge for being arrested for public intoxication earlier in the evening.

The subject had come back to the police department with the intent of shooting the captain who had arrested him, but instead shot Officer Montgomery.

The suspect was adjudged insane and sent to an insane asylum in Tuscaloosa. After six months he was adjudged sane and charged with murder. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Officer Montgomery had served with the Montgomery Police Department for three years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced two 2 years and 6 months

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

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

August 24, 2020

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