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Detective William L. Mulligan | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

Detective

William L. Mulligan

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Detective Mulligan and Captain Edward Parr were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest two men wanted in connection with a series of burglaries. Both suspects were captured a short time later.

One of the suspects told police he shot the two officers because he thought they were gangsters when they entered his apartment. He was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on April 14, 1933.

Detective Mulligan was survived by his wife.

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Captain Edward E. Parr
Louisville Police Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

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Det. Mulligan,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
April 12, 2017

 

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