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Patrolman William A. Miscannon | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

William A. Miscannon

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, September 18, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 393

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Miscannon was shot and killed while sitting in his marked patrol car at the intersection of Dorr and Junction Avenues, outside the headquarters building for the Black Panthers, during race riots.

A vehicle pulled up behind Patrolman Miscannon's patrol car and one of the occupants walked up and shot him at point-blank range. The suspect was charged with Patrolman Miscannon's murder but acquitted after two hung juries.

Patrolman Miscannon had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and four young children.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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46 years later and still a cop kller remains on the street.

diane miscannon
daughter
September 19, 2016

 

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