Police Officer William Henry Torbit, Jr.

Police Officer William Henry Torbit, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 2011

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William Henry Torbit, Jr.

Police Officer William Torbit was accidentally shot and killed by uniformed police officers after responding to a fight at a nightclub on North Paca Street at approximately 1:15 am.

Officer Torbit, who was in plainclothes, was one of the first officers to arrive to a call of a large fight at a nightclub. When he arrived, he began breaking up a fight between several females. As he broke up the fight he was attacked by a group of men.

At some point during the struggle with the males, Officer Torbit drew his service weapon. Responding officers, not realizing Officer Torbit was a police officer, shot and killed him. A second officer was shot and wounded in the foot during the melee.

Officer Torbit had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for eight years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 2682

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

fight call, mistaken identity, plainclothes

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I met Will when he was in Walbrook around the age of 16 or so. Even as a young teen he displayed a lot of maturity for a young man. Stern on the surface but after a while a very nice, respectable, and decent person. I once saw him not to long before his passing getting out of a cop car and was so happy for dude that he had found a place in this world. Broke my heart to hear what happened. Sad

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February 5, 2020

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