Chief of Police William Edward Lott, Jr.

Chief of Police William Edward Lott, Jr.

Ruleville Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, February 14, 1984

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William Edward Lott, Jr.

Chief William Lott was struck and killed by a fire truck while directing traffic at the scene of an accident.

Chief Lott had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Bill Lott was my father. I only had ten years with him, but in those ten years he made an impression that will live on throughout my life. I followed in his footsteps in law enforcement. Though I will never be the person or officer he was, I try daily to make him proud. He touched many lives and after all the years that have gone by often times I hear stories of his influence on others. I was told once that he was taken at such an early age because there was a need for traffic control on the streets of gold. Rest easy Daddy, I still have it down here.

Captain Matthew C Lott
Newton County Sheriff Department

May 3, 2021

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