Patrolman Albert W. Thayer

Patrolman Albert W. Thayer

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, November 26, 1888

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Albert W. Thayer

Patrolman Albert Thayer was shot and killed while following two suspicious men near the corner of Fort Street and 15th Street at approximately 10:00 pm.

Two suspects were arrested several days later.

Patrolman Thayer had served with the Detroit Police Department for 8-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, and two sisters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Patrolman Thayer,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2018

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