Police Officer Edward W. Von Holten

Police Officer Edward W. Von Holten

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, March 24, 1937

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Edward W. Von Holten

Officer Von Holten was accidentally shot and killed when his double-barreled shotgun discharged as he attempted to move it. He was driving a police matron home when he reached into the backseat to move the shotgun. One of the hammers got caught, causing the gun to discharge and startling Officer Von Holten. He then dropped the shotgun which discharged again, fatally wounding him.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 24, 2018

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