Police Officer William J. Courtney

Police Officer William J. Courtney

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, March 24, 1938

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William J. Courtney

Officer Courtney succumbed to injuries received seven years earlier when he was struck in the chest by a suspect. He had responded to a disturbance call at the local courthouse when the incident happened. The injury forced Officer Courtney to take a medical retirement only four months before his death.

Officer Courtney had been with the agency for 15 years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 24, 1931
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer Courtney.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 24, 2021

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