Detective Louis Bomka

Detective Louis Bomka

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, May 14, 1918

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Louis Bomka

Detective Bomka was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man charged with molesting his daughter. The shooting took place on the man's property at 377 Sixth Street in the afternoon.

The suspect attempted to kill himself but failed. On July 7, 1918, he was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.

Detective Bomka was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He had served with the Detroit Police Department for 5 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 285
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 14, 2018

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