Deputy Willis Glover Champion

Deputy Willis Glover Champion

Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 1923

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Willis Glover Champion

Deputy Willis Champion was shot and killed as two prisoners, one of them a convicted cop-killer, attempted to escape from the jail. Deputy Champion was shot in the abdomen and knee and later succumbed to his injuries.

One of the suspects was killed in the shootout and the other was later executed. The suspect who was executed had also shot and killed Deputy Thomas Woods on December 21, 1922.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

September 26, 2020

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