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Chief of Police John M. Wannenwetsch | Colville Police Department, Washington Colville Police Department, Washington

Chief of Police

John M. Wannenwetsch

Colville Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, October 7, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Chief Wannenwetsch was shot and killed after interrupting two burglars attempting to break into a safe in a store. When he went to investigate a noise the suspects opened fire, striking him several times. He was able to return fire but did not strike the suspects, who fled to Spokane.

Chief Wannenwetsch had served in law enforcement for 3 years and was survived by his wife.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor you on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 7, 2017

 

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