Police Officer Harold G. Roughley

Police Officer Harold G. Roughley

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, May 5, 1919

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Harold G. Roughley

Police Officer Roughley was shot and killed while attempting to investigate a murder that took place earlier in the week.

Officer Roughly, who was in plain clothes, went to the home of a person of interest for questioning at 511 Clinton Street. He was accompanied by other officers who approached the front of the home. He and a partner approached the back of the house and attempted to force entry into the home in order to detain a suspect in the case. The rear door of the home opened a crack and a double-barreled shotgun was used to shoot Officer Roughley.

Officer Roughley had served with the Detroit Police Department for seven years.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 77

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender In custody

homicide investigation

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Officer Roughley,
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 Detroit.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 5, 2019

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