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Police Officer Reed Howard | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Reed Howard

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, March 25, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Howard was shot and killed while working an undercover operation in an attempt to purchase illegal liquor. Officer Howard entered the blind pig with an informant and then became involved in an argument while inside. Officer Howard was shot by a person inside but was able to return fire and killed the suspect. Officer Howard was taken to Receiving Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Howard had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years. He the first black officer to be killed in the line of duty while serving with the agency.

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Salute fellow officer Reed Howard!!!

LT. Roosevelt Lawrence, Jr. (Retired.)
Detroit (MI.) Police Department
February 26, 2015


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