Officer John W. Wulbers

Officer John W. Wulbers

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch Wednesday, May 22, 1901

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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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Rest in peace Officer Wulbers. Mahalo!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 21, 2022

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