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Patrolman William J. Borgman | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

William J. Borgman

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 20, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Borgman was shot and killed when he responded to the sounds of gunfire coming from a store at the corner of East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. Unbeknownst to Patrolman Borgman, a detective had been stationed at the store following a series of robberies. An armed man entered the store and, when confronted by the detective, began to struggle and opened fire. When Patrolman Borgman arrived he ordered the men to stop firing, but the suspect in turn fired at Patrolman Borgman, striking him in the chest. The suspect was struck five times and killed. The detective was shot in the leg and wounded.
Patrolman Borgman had been with the agency for seven years and had been assigned to the corner of East 14th Street for five years. He was survived by his wife.

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Always remembered. Thank you for serving. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
April 20, 2016

 

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