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Police Officer William Schmedding | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

William Schmedding

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, December 31, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 3003

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/31/1971

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Officer William Schmedding was shot and killed after responding to a report of a robbery in progress at a pawn shop. He interrupted three suspects who fired on him. Officer Schmedding emptied his revolver trying to return fire but was killed while trying to reload. One suspect was shot and killed two were wounded, during a shootout with responding officers.

Although the two wounded suspects were convicted, the convictions were overturned in 1981.

Officer Schmedding had served with the Detroit Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and twin daughters.

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I am very sorry for this officers life. Hes a trooper

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May 13, 2014

 

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