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Corp William Joseph Shrewsbury
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1931
Leckie
McDowell County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1963
Ranger
Lincoln County
West Virginia, USA

Corp Shrewsbury was the commander of the West Virginia State Police Detachment at Hamlin. He was a ten year veteran of the West Virginia State Police, he also served in the US Army.He was shot and killed by Leo Elliott at the Elliott residence near the town of Ranger in Lincoln County while responding to a domestic violence call. The suspect was threatening to kill his family and himself. Elliott approached the police cruiser and pulled a revolver from behind his back,firing and hitting Corp Shrewsbury below the neck. Corp Shrewsbury pulled his 38 caliber service revolver and returned fire hitting the suspect four times, including in the chest. Elliott died at the scene and Corp Shrewsbury died later that evening at a hospital in Huntington. Corp Shrewsbury was survived by his wife and five children. 
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Gardens
Princeton
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: bill jordan
Record added: Feb 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33855050
Corp William Joseph Shrewsbury
Added by: bill jordan
 
Corp William Joseph Shrewsbury
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- Glenda Adkins
 Added: Feb. 3, 2014
Remembering you Corp Shrewsbury for your service and supreme sacrifice for the citizens of WV, on the fiftieth year of your passing. God bless you and rest in peace.
- bill jordan
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013

- Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012
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