Detective William O'Rourke

Detective William O'Rourke

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 1917

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William O'Rourke

Detective O'Rourke was shot and killed while working a pawnshop detail. The suspect was apprehended and executed in the electric chair.

Detective O'Rourke had served with the agency for 29 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 36

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 24, 2017

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