Patrolman William E. Quinn

Patrolman William E. Quinn

Massillon Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 16, 1920

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William E. Quinn

Patrolman William Quinn was ambushed and shot at W. Tremont and Duncan while walking his beat at 4:45 am.

A suspect, who was arrested three years later, was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Quinn was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, foot patrol

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William E. Quinn of the Massillon Police Department, Ohio and the additional 83 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 16, 2023

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