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Police Officer Paul E. Begin | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Paul E. Begin

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, October 25, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 417

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Paul Begin was shot and killed while transporting a prisoner and to jail after arresting a man on outstanding warrants during a traffic stop.

The suspect was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of the patrol car. A female acquaintance of the suspect was allowed to ride to the police station in the backseat of the patrol car as well but was not handcuffed because she was not under arrest. As they were being driven to the police station the female produced a handgun and shot Officer Begin in the back of the head.

Both suspects fled the scene but were apprehended several days later. They were both found guilty of murdering Officer Begin and sentenced to life in prison.

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

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Ollie Ann Fulgham died in prison just before Thanksgiving 2015. May Officer Paul E Begin's eternal rest be just that more comfortable.

Paul L McPherson
Michigan Department of Corrections
December 7, 2015


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