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Detective William Francis Mertz | Bloomfield Police Department, New Jersey Bloomfield Police Department, New Jersey

Detective

William Francis Mertz

Bloomfield Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Saturday, December 18, 1915

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/15/1915

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Not available

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Detective William Mertz and Detective Robert Shannon, of the East Orange Police Department, were shot and killed while they and two other officers attempted to arrest a murder suspect. The other two officers were wounded. Detective Mertz succumbed to his wounds three days after the shooting.

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Detective Robert J. Shannon
East Orange Police Department, New Jersey
End of Watch: Wednesday, December 15, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

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The passage of time does not diminish the depth of his dedication and totality of his sacrifice. May his memory be eternal

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December 27, 2014

 

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