Police Officer William G. Ashworth

Police Officer William G. Ashworth

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, August 4, 1924

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William G. Ashworth

Officer William Ashworth was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend four suspects who had just robbed the Continental Bank at 11517 Charlevoix Street. The suspects fled the scene after shooting him. Two days later police shot and killed one of the suspects.

Officer Ashworth had served with the agency for only two months.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 96

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed


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Rest in peace Officer Ashworth. Young and heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 3, 2022

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