Patrolman William F. Holbert, Jr.

Patrolman William F. Holbert, Jr.

Binghamton Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1972

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William F. Holbert, Jr.

Patrolman Holbert was shot and killed after responding to a family disturbance call. The suspect was shot and wounded by other officers before being taken into custody. The man was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Patrolman Holbert had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not guilty by reason of insanity

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Growing up I remember spending hours reading scrap books and studying my uncle's life. Also listening to stories from my grandmother and my mom, longing to have had the chance to know him better. From what I understand.. He was the kid from the wrong side of the tracks. This is what made him such a great mentor to troubled youth. I think this had a lot to do with him being a great example of what a police officer should be. Although , most of what I know of his life is what I have read and what my mom and grandma have told me ...I do not want him to be forgotten. God bless the Binghamton police force and all officers everywhere.

Proud nephew. R.IP. uncle Bill.

July 6, 2018

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