Widow Of Watauga County Sheriff’s Deputy Shares Her Story

Last Updated on February 24, 2014 11:02 pm

*Here's an update to an article on from February 2014. covered the news and events surrounding the death of Deputy William Mast Jr and extends a special thanks to Paige Mast for contributing to the original article. It has been updated on June 5, 2015 to include a video interview from WBTV in Charlotte from early June. The original article is below the video*

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It was an event that no family, law enforcement agency, or media outlet wants to be informed of: “Deputy Killed In Overnight Shooting“. July 26, 2014 will mark the two-year anniversary of the death of Deputy William Mast Jr. The sorrow is still fresh, and tears are still shed.

Now nearly two years later, the widow of Deputy Mast made the brave choice to start a blog about the events regarding all that happened to her personally. At the time, Paige Mast was also just 4 weeks away from delivering their first child.

In an interview with, Paige shared why she decided to start the blog.

“I started this blog as a way for me maybe reach out to others that might read our story and see that God is the only way through tragedy”.

“My faith in God and my salvation is what have got me this far, and it is my hope for tomorrow, because I know without a shadow of doubt that I will see my husband again one day. That keeps me going along with God's grace and knowing that He is carrying me through this time in my life”.

“If I can help someone else through their hardship and help them look to God, then there is some good out of the bad”.

Below are the some of the links that posted covering the story:

Deputy Killed In Overnight Shooting

Deputy William Mast Jr Funeral

Watauga Flags At Half Staff To Remember Deputy William Mast Jr. On Friday July 26, 2013

Deputy William R. Mast Jr Bridge Dedication

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