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Police Officer Michael Lee Farnsworth | Davenport Police Department, Iowa Davenport Police Department, Iowa

Police Officer

Michael Lee Farnsworth

Davenport Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Sunday, December 5, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 0419

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released after 16 years

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Officer Michael Farnsworth was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a suspect connected to the armed robbery of a Chicago police officers' motel room. The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder but released after only 16 years. The suspect then went on to become a guest lecturer at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. When citizens found out about this atrocity the program he was lecturing for was suspended.

Officer Farnsworth had served with the agency for less then one year. He was survived by his wife and newborn baby.

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Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
December 5, 2013


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