Patrolman William Dawson Breland, III

Patrolman William Dawson Breland, III

Walterboro Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, October 15, 1978

William Dawson Breland, III

Patrolman William Breland was killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit.

Patrolman Breland had served with the Walterboro Police Department for two years. He was survived by his mother, stepfather, and siblings.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Bill, you were my partner and squad member. I was off duty and will never forget that night. You were dedicated to the end no matter what it took to get your man. But you were too young to die and I have not forgotten you. I will never forget you and I thank you for everything.

Retired Susan Hilton
UNC Dept. of Public Safety

June 23, 2015

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