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Police Officer Jerome J. Olshove | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Jerome J. Olshove

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 25, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's shotgun

Offender: Paroled in 1975

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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.

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Diana L Gutowsky Thornbury, daughter of fallen officer Ricktor Ace Gutowsky, 1968.

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