Traffic Officer William Romano

Traffic Officer William Romano

Houghton Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 1930

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William Romano

Officer Romano was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a location where a man had just shot his neighbor. The man opened fire on the officers as they exited their patrol car, killing Officer Romano.

The suspect then went into his home and committed suicide.

Officer Romano was single and had served with the agency for 8 years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Romano,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of a Houghton.


United States Border Patrol

November 4, 2020

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