Officer John W. Wulbers

Officer John W. Wulbers

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Wednesday, May 22, 1901

John W. Wulbers

Mounted Officer John Wulbers succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was thrown to the ground while attempting to mount a runaway horse near the intersection of King Street and South Street.

He had grabbed onto the horse's mane when the animal bolted, knocking him into a pole. He struck his head on the ground and suffered a severe head injury. He succumbed to his injuries seven days later.

Officer Wulbers had served with the Honolulu Police Department as a mounted police officer for several years. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 15, 1901

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Officer Wulbers,
On today, the 115th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Honolulu.


United States Border Patrol

May 22, 2016

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