Officer William F. Sheehan

Officer William F. Sheehan

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, June 25, 1917

William F. Sheehan

Officer Sheehan was shot and killed by his brother after a dispute. The brother had come home drunk and Officer Sheehan confronted him about his alcohol problem. After a short argument, the suspect went into their house and took Officer Sheehan's gun, and shot him in the back and his three-year-old son clung to his leg. When officers arrived, they arrested the suspect and charged him with murder.
Officer Sheehan was survived by his son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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A century ago today you tried to resolve a family problem, and you paid with your life. May you be remembered by your family as a man who 'stood in the gap' between good and evil.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona,

June 25, 2017

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