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Patrolman William Russell Mehlhorn, Jr. | Waterloo Police Department, Iowa Waterloo Police Department, Iowa

Patrolman

William Russell Mehlhorn, Jr.

Waterloo Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, January 14, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/14/1956

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Patrolman William Mehlhorn was shot and killed with his own weapon, a .357-caliber Colt revolver, while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect. The suspect was shot and wounded by another officer. The suspect's wound caused him to be paralyzed until his death six years later.

Patrolman Mehlhorn was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Mehlhorn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014

 

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