Chief of Police William R. Davies

Chief of Police William R. Davies

Grottoes Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, July 21, 1988

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William R. Davies

Chief of Police William Davies was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a call.

He was in Harrisonburg meeting with the Commonwealth's Attorney when he was notified of an emergency in Grottoes, approximately 16 miles away.

As he responded along Route 256, approximately one-half mile east of Weyers Cave, he lost control in rainy weather and struck a guard rail on the driver's side door.

Chief Davies had served with the Grottoes Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 22

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 21, 2020

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