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Detective William Hulligan | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


William Hulligan

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 8, 1887

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 2/3/1887

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Executed

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Detective William Hulligan was killed after being struck on the head with a coupling pin by three suspects attempting to free their gang-member.

He and another officer were extraditing the prisoner from Pittsburgh and were aboard a train when the incident took place. One of the suspects was arrested and hanged for the murder.

On June 27th, 1887, one of the gang members who murdered Detective Hulligan shot and killed Sheriff Charles Lynch, of the Alpena County, Michigan, Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Lynch was shot while attempting to arrest the suspect for Detective Hulligan's murder. The sheriff died from his wounds on August 17th, 1887. The suspect was also fatally wounded in the shootout.

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Sheriff Charles L. Lynch
Alpena County Sheriff's Office, Michigan
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 17, 1887
Cause: Gunfire

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Detective William Hulligan, Rest in Peace, we will recall your ultimate sacrifice on every anniversary of your final courageous dispatch ! God Bless You and your Family, Community and Comrades.

August 17, 2015


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