Patrolman William Daywalt

Patrolman William Daywalt

Waynesboro Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, February 3, 1914

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William Daywalt

Patrolman William Daywalt was shot and killed while trying to arrest two men who had just shot a woman in the foot

Patrolman Daywalt and the Waynesboro police chief ordered two brothers to leave town after they had caused a disturbance. They followed the brothers to make sure they left town. One of the brothers opened fire on them and hit a young woman in the foot. Both of the officers pursued the brothers into a field east of town. Patrolman Daywalt was fatally shot in the field.

The shooter was later shot and killed by a Pennsylvania state trooper while he ran away from the trooper.

Patrolman Daywalt was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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