Patrolman William J. Wirtz

Patrolman William J. Wirtz

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 1971

William J. Wirtz

Patrolman William Wirtz succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident three weeks earlier, when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Lawrence Street.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, January 18, 1971

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Bill, it's near the 46th anniversary of your passing, but you, your name and your service to the profession are still remembered and always will be. I recall your sense of humor and I expect you would find it somewhat amusing to see your name carved on the Denver Police Department memorial---but there it is and you will always be honored for getting on that three-wheeler you cussed at and doing your job, right until the end.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 12, 2017

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