Patrolman Winfield S. Willis

Patrolman Winfield S. Willis

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, August 22, 1921

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Winfield S. Willis

Patrolman Winfield Willis was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two suspects at a bar fight in the area of Amherst and East Streets.

One of the suspects was arrested and sentenced to 20 years for his murder. He turned down a chance to be paroled and said he wanted to spend the rest of his life in prison. He died in prison on October 28, 1976.

Patrolman Willis was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 21, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

arrest, fight call

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Rest in peace Patrolman Willis.

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