Officer William T. McCuiston

Officer William T. McCuiston

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 4, 1921

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William T. McCuiston

Officer William McCuiston was shot and instantly killed when he and another officer attempted to seize an automobile loaded with whiskey and occupied by three men.

The suspects sped away being pursued by the other officer and soon more officers. After a forty mile chase one suspect was shot and killed, one was arrested, and the other suspect escaped.

The suspect who escaped was arrested several weeks later. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The suspect arrested at the scene was sentenced to 10 years in prison.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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Officer McCuiston,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Greensboro.


United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2021

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