Captain Joseph O. Zimmerman

Captain Joseph O. Zimmerman

Michigan City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Sunday, April 3, 1921

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Joseph O. Zimmerman

Captain Joseph Zimmerman and Patrolman George Spencer were both shot and killed by an intoxicated man on Franklin Street while taking two women to the police station for questioning.

After fleeing the scene, the suspect fatally shot himself a short time later.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Capt. Zimmerman,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Michigan City.


United States Border Patrol

April 3, 2022

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