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Policeman Ellsworth G. Deitz | Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut

Policeman

Ellsworth G. Deitz

Bridgeport Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 8, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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Policeman Ellsworth Deitz was shot and killed by a bank robbery suspect at Main Street and Fairfield Avenue.

He was directing traffic when the suspect, who was deranged and had attempted a bank robbery earlier in the day, shot him and two other people, wounding one critically.

The suspect had recently been released from the state mental hospital where he had been confined for writing threatening letters to President Theodore Roosevelt. The suspect was arrested and later recommitted to a state hospital.

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