Patrolman William Kohrt

Patrolman William Kohrt

Hibbing Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1921

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William Kohrt

Patrolman Kohrt, Chief Daniel Hayes, and Detective Eugene Cassidy were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for sexually assaulting his 13-year-old daughter. As Chief Hayes entered the man's kitchen he was shot with a 30-30 rifle. He yelled for help and Patrolman Kohrt and Detective Cassidy rushed into the house. When the suspect opened fire on them they attempted to retreat to a field across the street but the suspect shot them down as they fled. The suspect then fled to a cabin where he committed suicide as officers closed in on him.
Patrolman Kohrt had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and 3-year-old son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

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To those killed and to their families my sincere condolences .
They are and will be remembered for their heroism and dedication in performing their duties under extremely difficult circumstances. God speed.

Mark D Rozak
Blaine Mn

Mark D Rozak, COII Ret.

May 26, 2018

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