Officer Raymond Zoller

Officer Raymond Zoller

West Haven Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Saturday, December 28, 1929

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Raymond Zoller

Officer Zoller was fatally wounded by a shotgun blast fired from inside a house being raided where liquor was being illegally distilled. He died in a squad car while being driven to the hospital by fellow officers. The suspect was eventually apprehended and charged with murder.

A judge ordered that the murder charge be dismissed and the suspect released because there was not a search warrant and Officer Zoller failed to identify himself as a police officer.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Released

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Officer Zoller, it has been 93 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

December 28, 2023

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