Police Officer William F. Wollborg

Police Officer William F. Wollborg

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1920

William F. Wollborg

Officer Wollborg was shot and killed after being abducted while on duty. He and another officer had conducted a raid at a home on Leland Street. Officer Wollborg left the scene to use a police call box but never returned. His bullet-ridden body was thrown from a vehicle a short time later.

It is believed Officer Wollborg was killed in retaliation for his testimony in a trial the previous day.

Officer Wollborg had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 761

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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If your murder was revenge for testifying against a mobster and the mobster ordered your death, he should have been sentenced to life w/o parole.

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October 24, 2013

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