Patrolman William J. Wirtz

Patrolman William J. Wirtz

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 1971

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William J. Wirtz

Patrolman William Wirtz succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident three weeks earlier, when his police motorcycle was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Lawrence Street.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, January 18, 1971

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Bill, it's near the 46th anniversary of your passing, but you, your name and your service to the profession are still remembered and always will be. I recall your sense of humor and I expect you would find it somewhat amusing to see your name carved on the Denver Police Department memorial---but there it is and you will always be honored for getting on that three-wheeler you cussed at and doing your job, right until the end.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

February 12, 2017

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