Patrolman David W. Deerfield

Patrolman David W. Deerfield

Williamson Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Friday, August 19, 1927

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David W. Deerfield

In 1927 the town commissioners of Williamson created a new police force after a department shakeup. Patrolman David Deerfield and Patrolman Harvey McGuire of the deposed police force were shot and killed by two new members of the new police force during a heated argument. The officers, claiming self defense, were charged with murder. They were tried and acquitted on February 2, 1928.

Patrolman Deerfield was survived by his wife.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

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