Police Officer William D. Albers

Police Officer William D. Albers

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 1979

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William D. Albers

Police Officer William Albers succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three weeks earlier in the emergency room of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He was working a secondary employment detail at the hospital when a mental patient entered seeking voluntary treatment. The man became violent, overpowered Officer Alberts, and gained control of his service weapon.

As the two struggled for the revolver Officer Albers was shot five times. Officer Albers managed to regain control of his weapon and fired the last round into the suspect's chest killing him instantly.

Officer Alberts was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 30, 1979
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

EDP, secondary employment

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

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