Police Officer Ignatz Witkowski

Police Officer Ignatz Witkowski

Ford Village Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1922

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Ignatz Witkowski

Officer Witkowski was shot and killed after being ambushed at the corner of Third and Davis. He had been followed by three suspects whom he had arrested several times for bootlegging. The men attacked him and shot him to death.

Officer Witkowski had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never identified

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

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