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Patrolman William Hill Coulter | Litchfield Police Department, Illinois Litchfield Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William Hill Coulter

Litchfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, May 8, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 14 years

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Patrolman William Coulter was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a burglary in progress.

As the two officers approached the residence one of two suspects fired a .32-caliber handgun through the front door, striking Patrolman Coulter in the abdomen. The suspects, a 47-year-old man and his 28-year-old son-in-law, were apprehended and convicted of murder. Both were sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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Officer Coulter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-24-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)
February 24, 2017

 

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