Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Arrested and released
Officer Watson and Officer William Wortmann were shot and killed when they approached two brothers for reasons that are unknown. One of the brothers said he shot the two officers, who were in plain clothes, because he thought they were going to rob him. Officer Watson died at the scene and Officer Wortmann died from his wounds the following day.
Both brothers were freed after an investigation showed no evidence of criminal intent and that both officers failed to identify themselves as police officers.
Officer Watson was survived by his wife and two children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer William G. Wortmann