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Police Officer William Henry Torbit, Jr. | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

William Henry Torbit, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 2682

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer William Torbit was accidentally shot and killed by uniformed police officers after responding to a fight at a nightclub on North Paca Street at approximately 1:15 am.

Officer Torbit, who was in plainclothes, was one of the first officers to arrive to a call of a large fight at a nightclub. When he arrived, he began breaking up a fight between several females. As he broke up the fight he was attacked by a group of men.

At some point during the struggle with the males, Officer Torbit drew his service weapon. Responding officers, not realizing Officer Torbit was a police officer, shot and killed him. A second officer was shot and wounded in the foot during the melee.

Officer Torbit had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for eight years.

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6 years later. Time goes fast. I never knew this Police Officer, but some LODD's just have a way of sticking out in my memory... This one resurfaced this year to mine. I am praying for his fellow officers and family, especially today... Keep fighting the good fight.

Sgt J A
Future LEO
January 9, 2017


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