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Officer William H. Grubbs | Akron Police Department, Ohio Akron Police Department, Ohio


William H. Grubbs

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, May 10, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 128

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/6/1929

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1929

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Officer Grubbs was shot and mortally wounded while searching two robbery suspects for concealed weapons at the corner of East Market Street and Johns Avenue at 7:10 PM. Officer Grubbs died in the hospital four days later.

The suspect who killed Office Grubbs was arrested three weeks later. He was convicted of Officer Grubbs' murder and executed in the electric chair on November 1, 1929.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 10, 2015


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