Police Officer William O. Putnam

Police Officer William O. Putnam

Caro Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, December 25, 1961

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William O. Putnam

Police Officer William Putnam suffered a fatal heart attack several hours after struggling with an armed suspect at a domestic disturbance call at 616 West Gilford Road.

Officer Putnam had served with the Caro Police Department for 18 years and had previously served with the Tuscola County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 24, 1961
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Officer Putnam,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Caro. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 25, 2021

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