Detective Theodore A. Obitz

Detective Theodore A. Obitz

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, May 26, 1918

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Theodore A. Obitz

Detective Theodore Obitz was shot and killed near Calliope and Baronne Streets by a man he suspected of being a highwayman. An hour later Detective Obitz's partner, who was with him when he was shot, shot and killed the suspect near Girod and Saratoga Streets.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Det. Obitz,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of New Orleans.


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May 26, 2018

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