Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Detective Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Virginia Beach Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

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Jimmy Wayne Mobley

Detective Jimmy Mobley and Officer William Black were killed in a helicopter accident.

The helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean between Croatan and Dam Neck. They were leading a rescue boat to the scene of a disabled boat using their spotlight. During the operation, the helicopter dove into the ocean.

Detective Mobley had served with the Virginia Beach Police Department for 12 years and had been awarded Officer of the Year in 1977. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Det. Mobley,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Virginia Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

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