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Patrolman Henry Richard Wolf | Oak Park Department of Public Safety, Michigan Oak Park Department of Public Safety, Michigan


Henry Richard Wolf

Oak Park Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, May 21, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Wolf was shot and killed when he stopped a car whose three occupants were wanted for shooting at another vehicle. The three suspects were captured minutes later after another officer rammed their vehicle with his patrol car and exchanged gunfire with them. He shot and wounded one of the suspects.

All three suspects had recently been paroled from prison. One of them had only served seven years of a 15 to 25 year sentence for second degree murder.

Patrolman Wolf had served with the Oak Park Police Department for 5 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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It has been many years Sir, "I will never forget your pain and sacrifice that morning, bless you and the good lives it has forever changed".

I was a young witness to Officer Wolf's murder. It opened my young eyes to the world and emboldened me to forever risk my life, to protect others lives.

I sincerely credit the lives I have protected or saved in my life... "TO THIS HERO".

O.P. Citizen
April 12, 2017


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