Officer Willie R. Denson

Officer Willie R. Denson

Daytona Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, April 30, 1937

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Willie R. Denson

Officer Willie Denson was shot and killed with his own service revolver shortly after arresting a suspect.

He had placed the suspect in his patrol car but the man began to struggle with the officer. The suspect was able to gain control of Officer Denson's service weapon and shot him.

The 21-year-old suspect was was apprehended two weeks later in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest

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On this actual anniversary of your untimely and heroic death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your law enforcement family will always remember. Rest in peace always.

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

April 30, 2021

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