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,
As a former Caro"ite", thank you for your service and protecting my community. As a fellow officer, you will never be forgotten. Sincerely

Capt. DR
Hanford Patrol, Washington State

January 25, 2018

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