Patrolman William Kohrt

Patrolman William Kohrt

Hibbing Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, September 8, 1921

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.

Bio

  • 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
President
2wheels4heroes
Blaine Mn

Mark D Rozak, COII Ret.
2wheel4heroes

May 26, 2018

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