Patrolman William Blumstein

Patrolman William Blumstein

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, November 24, 1930

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William Blumstein

Patrolman William Blumstein was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest five robbery suspects in a streetcar at Philip and Magnolia Streets.

All five suspects were arrested and charged with murder a month later. Three were convicted of murder and hanged on July 21st, 1933.

Patrolman Blumstein was survived by his wife and five sons.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1933


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Would love to have met my Grandfather William. I am Alfred's son Chris. 3 of his 5 sons served NOPD.

Chris Blumstein

October 17, 2023

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