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Police Officer Seymour H. Lawler | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Seymour H. Lawler

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, March 26, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Seymour Lawler and Police Officer Hiram Reno were shot and killed by a robbery suspect they had just arrested at Hamilton and Forrest Avenues. The man had been placed in the back of the officers' patrol car.

The suspect produced a handgun concealed in his coat and shot both officers, killing them instantly. Police shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Lawler had served with the Detroit Police Department for 13 years and was assigned to the 8th Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Police Officer Hiram J. Reno
Detroit Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Saturday, March 26, 1938
Cause: Gunfire

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I have added Grand Uncle Seymour to our Hall of Fame for our family reunion. I have learn so much about him in looking for my Grandmothers Sister Ruby. My grandmother was Callie Beatrice Climer Cassity. I wish I had known them both and the children. My mother is still alive and talks often of all of them. She will be 97 This year.

Sammie Jean Gregory Fairchild
Grandniece
February 5, 2016

 

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