William T. McCuiston

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William T. McCuistonOfficer William T. McCuiston
Appointed: May 24, 1907
End of Watch: May 4, 1921
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Officer McCuiston, 53, was shot and killed while off duty trying to apprehend a vehicle driven by bootleggers. He and his partner, Burton David Oakes, waited for the bootleggers near Washington and Forbis (now Church) streets. McCuiston hailed to the car when the vehicle approached the intersection. When it failed to stop, he stepped on its running board and ordered the driver to halt. One of the three occupants fired a .38 caliber pistol point-blank into McCuiston's chest and he died instantly.