Police Officer William T. Angle

Police Officer William T. Angle

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, January 22, 1921

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William T. Angle

Police Officer William Angle and Police Officer Neil McMillan were shot and killed at approximately 9:00 pm by a man they suspected carrying a weapon on Broadway Avenue at East Harrison Street.

When the officers began to search the suspect, he produced a handgun and shot both officers. One hour later, the same suspect shot and killed Detective James O'Brien when he and his partner attempted to question him.

Officer Angle succumbed to his wounds in the early morning hours of January 22nd.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and hanged in Walla Walla Prison on April 1st, 1921.

Officer Angle was a United States Army WWI veteran and had served with the Seattle Police Department for one year. He was survived by his expectant wife, who gave birth to a son who died before his 1st birthday.

He is buried at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 21, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1921

suspicious person

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Officer Angle,
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 Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2021

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