Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Patrolman William Lee Overton, Jr.

Charleston Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1994

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William Lee Overton, Jr.

Officer William Overton was killed in an accident as he was responding to shooting call with lights and siren. Another vehicle cut him off and in order to avoid striking that car he swerved into the median, causing his patrol car to overturn three times. The shooting call turned out to be a false alarm.

Officer Overton had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his two sons, two daughters and parents.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 12, 1994

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Billy; it’s hard to believe that it’s almost been 25 years since your accident. We had just talked moments before you took that call. You were a good friend and fine Police Officer. You will never be forgotten as long as your C shift buddies are still around. I know I’ll never forget you.

Lieutenant - Retired Mark Fulks
Charleston WV Police Department

July 1, 2019

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