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.

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

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

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 761

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

ambush, retaliation

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If your murder was revenge for testifying against a mobster and the mobster ordered your death, he should have been sentenced to life w/o parole.

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