Police Officer Richard P. Woyshner

Police Officer Richard P. Woyshner

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, January 24, 1970

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Richard P. Woyshner

Officer Woyshner was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to confiscate contraband.

Officer Woyshner and his partner went to 5907 15th Street to confiscate contraband when the suspect opened fire. Officer Woyshner and his partner were both struck. Both Officers attempted to take cover in their patrol car but collapsed before making it. Officer Woyshner's partner was able to radio for assistance. When they arrived, both officers were taken to Henry Ford Hospital. Officer Woyshner died from his wounds several hours later.

The suspect, an ex-convict, was captured a short time later.

Officer Woyshner had served with the Detroit Police Department for 22 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

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

January 24, 2020

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