Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Patrolman William A. Toot
End of Watch: Sunday, September 30, 1934

Patrolman William A. Toot

Biographical information



Tour of Duty:

28 years

Badge number:


Incident Details

Cause of Death:


Date of Incident:

Sunday, September 30, 1934

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Executed in 1935


Patrolman Toot was shot and killed at the city jail when two inmates attempted to escape. The inmates had obtained firearms and attempted to shoot their way out.

The suspects, who were in jail for murdering a mail-driver, were captured in New York in January 1935. They were subsequently executed on February 2, 1935.

Patrolman Toot had served with the Richmond Police Department for 28 years.

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