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 Ignatz Witkowski was shot and killed after being ambushed at the corner of 3rd Street and Davis Street in Wyandotte.

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 Ford Village Police Department for two 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

ambush, foot patrol

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It has been 100 years today that you, my great grandfather, were shot and killed in the line of duty. I honor you today. You are a hero and will not be forgotten!

Karen Wasiukanis
Great granddaughter

July 4, 2022

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