Police Officer Warren K. Raby

Police Officer Warren K. Raby

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, June 23, 1939

Warren K. Raby

Officer Raby was shot and killed while attempting to stop a car wanted in connection with a robbery. Officer Raby was in his patrol car, waiting for his partner to finish lunch, when he heard a radio broadcast for the car. Immediately after hearing the broadcast he observed the vehicle on Vernor Highway.

He was able to stop the vehicle but was shot by a male occupant as he approached it. Although mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and kill the suspect. A female occupant was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Raby had served with the Detroit Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 23, 2015

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