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.

Patrolman William Overton was killed in an automobile crash as he was responding to a shooting call.

Another vehicle cut him off and, in an attempted 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.

Patrolman Overton had served with the Charleston Police Department for seven years. He 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

emergency response

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Mentally, Emotionally, the Most Impactful Moment of My Life, as a Police Officer. I’ll Always Miss You, Billy. July 13 is coming up.
Just wanted to let you know, I miss you, Brother.

Retired Sergeant
Charleston Police Department

June 30, 2021

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