Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 7/25/1967
Weapon: Officer's shotgun
Suspect: Paroled in 1975
Police Officer Jerome Olshove was shot and killed with another officer's shotgun in a struggle shortly after midnight during the 1967 Detroit Riots.
He had responded to a looting call on Holbrook Street and encountered a suspect. The suspect attempted to wrestle away another officer's shotgun when it discharged, killing Officer Olshove. Over 80 officers were injured during the riots and two firefighters were killed.
The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to prison. He was paroled May 9, 1975.
Officer Olshove was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.