Policeman Edward E. Wilhoit

Policeman Edward E. Wilhoit

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, August 20, 1924

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Edward E. Wilhoit

Policeman Wilhoit was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect carrying a concealed weapon. The suspect shot Policeman Wilhoit four times and then opened fire on witnesses, wounding two bystanders. The suspect was then taken into custody.

The 33-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He died in the San Quentin prison hospital on March 3, 1935, of tuberculosis.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Rest in peace Policeman Wilhoit.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 15, 2018

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