Detective William Wolsey

Detective William Wolsey

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, December 8, 1917

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William Wolsey

Detective Wolsey was shot and killed by a suspect who attempted to rob him. While standing street corner a suspect attempted to rob Detective Wolsey and a citizen he was talking with. The suspects stuck a pistol in Woolsey’s abdomen but the detective still went for his own gun. The detective’s gun misfired, and as Detective Wolsey pulled the trigger a second time, so did the suspect. Both guns fired and both men fell to the ground and died.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 8, 2017

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