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Detective William H. Ballard | Wichita Police Department, Kansas Wichita Police Department, Kansas


William H. Ballard

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 20, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Detective Ballard was shot and killed as he and two other officers searched a suspect. Another suspect who was hiding behind a mattress opened fire, killing Detective Ballard and wounding one of the other officers. Two suspects were apprehended; one later committed suicide in prison and the other attempted suicide.

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Great Grandpa, how different would my mom's life been had you lived to raise her father. Your my Hero even though I never knew you.

Mary La Torre
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April 24, 2014


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