Police Officer William F. Wollborg

Police Officer William F. Wollborg

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1920

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William F. Wollborg

Officer Wollborg was shot and killed after being abducted while on duty. He and another officer had conducted a raid at a home on Leland Street. Officer Wollborg left the scene to use a police call box when he was ambushed at the intersection of St. Joseph Street and Dubois Street. His bullet-ridden body was thrown from a vehicle a short time later. The suspect was apprehended.

It is believed Officer Wollborg was killed in retaliation for his testimony in a trial the previous day.

On June 7, 1921, the suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Wollborg had served with the Detroit Police Department for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 761

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, retaliation

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