Autopsy Released In Case Of Greene Co. Deputy Killed

An autopsy released today says a Greene County deputy was hit six times by gunfire last summer.

Deputy Jon-Michael Willis was killed after he responded to a domestic violence call on July 28th. Authorities say the gunman, Daniel Myers, killed himself after shooting Willis.

Among items turned over to the SBI that were in Willis' possession was a blue "Allen Pearson" rubber bracelet. Pearson was a Lenoir County detective killed in a shootout a year earlier.

The autopsy for Myers says the 22-year-old man had significant alcohol in his blood. He died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The report says the autopsy confirmed the contact nature of the wound to his head.


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  • by chelly Location: greene county on Feb 2, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    He was a good man and to the people that say get over it, they need to experience it first hand and see how easy it is to "get over it" he was a father of two! Now how do you tell his kids to get over it!?
  • by JS Location: Goldsboro on Jan 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    To those of you whe have never experienced a LODD, it's devistating...the blue "Allen Pearson" band he had, that was my brother-in-law...I hope no one ever has to live this nightmare that we have lived and will continue to live...it's painful, paralyzing...hurts more than anyone can imagine.
  • by jack on Jan 30, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    get a life people If this information can save one other life it is worth it I am sorry for your grief, but he was in a public job and he did his job The public has a right to this information and get over it and move on We all have this bad stuff in our lives from killings to car wrecks, so move on!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2011 at 12:14 PM
    The government doesn't give us the truth. Without freedom in the media, we can be manipulated, lied to... When I signed to become a cop I knew what I was getting into and what could happen to me. He did too. Keep reporting the facts WITN. For those that it bothers, go do something else. You have my empathy. I want the straight facts in detail. He's gone from this corrupt world now. Pity parties don't accomplish anything. Young people need to know what it's like to be a cop if they are thinking about it.
  • by Fellow LEO Location: Snow Hill on Jan 29, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    For all of you who don't seem to care about this...You have no idea how this effects the family, friends and coworkers of Jon Willis. I was shocked to see this story and the inconsiderate comments made by some people. Six months have passed. I see that for most of you, this is plenty of time for you to "get over it". For family and friends, there is no "getting over it", there is only accepting it. Try thinking about other people before you type...
  • by THE Voice Location: Leaving shortly on Jan 29, 2011 at 03:59 AM
    Keep up the good work, media. Use The Freedom Of Information act all you can. For those who are too sensitive and are offended by this story, simply do not read it. Freedom Of speech cannot be tainted with by some PC rhetoric. Good job.
  • by just the facts Location: NC on Jan 28, 2011 at 05:10 PM
    I am sure it was a painful surprise for the Willis family for the autopsy to be a news story one year after the fact. I am also certain that they already knew the cause and circumstances of his death. The public does not always need to know the details of every event.
  • by Sympathy on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    I have to agree with WITN for putting this up here along with yours and most comments.We as civilized AMERICANS(some) need to know exactly what is going on and exactly what happens in all counties,towns be it big or large.But that said,If the murderer had not killed himself this would probably not have even been a story.
  • by Katie Location: Vanceboro on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    The person that asked me to take a chill pill, shove it! Yes they do post these things but not a YEAR later. I would seriously make sure you have your facts straight before starting with meHave you ever worked on a wounded officer, have you ever gone to NUMEROUS officers funerals and seen the hurt and sadness of the families? I am grateful that the news is here to report things and crimes but this was taken it a little to far. This has hurt the family and his friends and fiance. Thank goodness his children, that are small, cant read this. I love my husband and the job he does. I would hate for him to die and then a year later this get posted. There is no reason this should have been posted a year later. LEO knows where criminals aim at when shooting, they are trained for that. Alcohol is NO excuse for violence of any type. Its a cheap way out. To the Willis Family and Laura, Im so sorry that you all have seen and read this. May God be with all LEO every minute of every hour of every day
  • by LC Location: SH on Jan 28, 2011 at 03:36 PM
    The only thing that ever needed to be said is Deputy JM Willis gave his life doing what he truly beleived in, helping others. JM Willis is a hero. "Some give some, Jon Michael Willis GAVE HIS ALL" God continue to bless the Willis family
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