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- May. 12, 1975 -
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Beckley Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: WV, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: May. 12, 1975
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 30 yrs. of age
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Dept: Beckley Police Dept.
WV   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 215
On The Job: 6 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WV   USA   Mon. May. 12, 1975
Summary: Sergeant Lilly was shot and killed during a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 1921 bypass and New Raleigh Road shortly before midnight. As Sergeant Lilly spoke with the driver of the vehicle he was shot twice by the man, who was armed with a .32 caliber pistol. The man had been suspected of being involved in the robbery of a coin store earlier in the day.

After shooting Sergeant Lilly, the suspect fled the scene in the officer's patrol car.

The suspect fled the area but was apprehended in Wayne, New Jersey, twelve days later. He was returned to West Virginia, found guilty of first degree murder, and sentenced to life in prison. On November 7, 1979, the suspect and several other prisoners escaped from the West Virginia State Penitentiary in Moundsville. During the escape attempt the suspect shot and killed Trooper Philip Kesner, of the West Virginia State Police, using a gun stolen from a prison guard during the escape.

The suspect was on the run for two years, until being arrested in New York City following a shootout with federal agents. During the time he was on the run he murdered an elderly man in Arizona. He was returned to West Virginia to complete severel life sentences.

Sergeant Lilly had served with the agency for 6.5 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

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