Detective William H. Ballard

Detective William H. Ballard

Wichita Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 20, 1920

William H. Ballard

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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed 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
Great Grand-daughter

April 24, 2014

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