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Deputy Sheriff William Haywood Webb

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 6, 1964

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Haywood Webb

I was sworn in with the Edgecombe County Sheriffs Office on August 3, 2017. It is my first job in law enforcement. I do come from a line of law enforcement officers though. I wanted to stop by and express my gratitude to you. I’m not from Edgecombe County but rather Raleigh, NC. I pass by your picture in our hallways every day at the office. I am also assigned to your area. I travel through Speed everyday I work. Speed probably hasn’t changed much since you were killed within its limits but I enforce the laws in the tiny little town just as you did. You would love to see the Edgecombe County Sheriffs Office today. Our new Sheriff is a retired State Trooper who worked Edgecombe County for 20+ years and is a fine man. We have a lot of great equipment and a lot of great deputies. To my knowledge, there were only 6 lawmen in the Sheriffs Office in your day and that includes the Sheriff. Now we are 100+ strong with sworn Deputy’s. We have around 30 Deputy’s assigned to the Patrol Division and 12 assigned to Investigations. You’ll never be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Bulloch
Edgecombe County Sheriffs Office, NC

March 3, 2018

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 8, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 6, 2009



October 6, 2007

Today on the anniversary of yoru death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 6, 2007

I am Haywood Webb's only granddaughter and I so wish I could have met my grandfather. From the stories my mom has told me, and the pictures I have seen (even though she was only 9 when he died) I know he was a wonderful man and he was loved by everyone that knew him. Thank you Granddaddy Haywood for laying your life on the line to protect others. You have greatly been missed! I love you!


December 28, 2006

I didnt know Mr. Webb personally but my Grandfather W.H. Ward was his friend. I hope that his surviving family and friends will always remember him, as he kept my family safe form harms way. You will always be remembered!

Doug Ward
Grandfather was friend and fellow co-worker

October 28, 2006

I was 14 when your life ended. My Father, a Deputy, worked with you that night but you took my Father's call because you were closer. Fate stepped in and I was allowed to keep my Father while your Daughter lost hers. Thank You for my Dad. God Bless you and your family.

Gerald Ward
Former Tarboro Police (10 years)

October 20, 2006

May you Rest in Peace.

October 6, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Webb,
On today,the 42nd anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army.



October 6, 2006

We do not know the manner of your passing, but that matters not. You gave your life in the service of others which makes you a hero in our eyes. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 6, 2004

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