Officer William E. McCooley

Officer William E. McCooley

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 5, 1962

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William E. McCooley

Officer William McCooley was killed in a motorcycle crash while responding to a traffic accident.

On his way to the scene of the accident, another vehicle pulled in front of him at Beach Boulevard and E Gerona Drive in Jacksonville. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a few hours later.

Officer McCooley was a United States Army World War II and Korean War veteran who had served with the Jacksonville Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

accident investigation, motorcycle

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Officer McCooley,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2022

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