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Patrolman Harold Mosbrugger | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio

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Harold Mosbrugger

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, June 9, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Harold Mosbrugger and Patrolman Harry Dowell were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a man threatening his landlady.

The suspects' landlady and her son had called in the complaint when the man threatened to kill them after receiving an eviction notice. The man shot Patrolman Mosbrugger when he made entry into the man's room. The man then holed up in his attic and engaged in a shootout with officers.

When Patrolman Dowell arrived with the backup units he was shot and killed dismounting his motorcycle. The gunman had the officers' pinned and they were unable to assist Patrolman Dowell who lay injured in the street.

After an hour the officers fired a machine gun from the house across the street, striking the suspect three times. The gunman retreated from the window and was later found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

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End of Watch: Thursday, June 9, 1921
Cause: Gunfire

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