Police Officer William Henry Healy

Police Officer William Henry Healy

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Tuesday, November 11, 1873

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William Henry Healy

Police Officer William Healy succumbed to injuries sustained two weeks earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to arrest a drunk and disorderly man on Hempstead Street (modern-day East Fairmount Avenue) east of Caroline Avenue.

A struggle ensued during the arrest in which the subject beat Officer Healy with his fists, causing severe head and body injuries. The man was arrested after the assault and charged with inflicting serious bodily injury.

Officer Healy succumbed to his injuries on November 11th, 1873.

Officer Healy was survived by his mother and brother, who also served with the Baltimore City Police Department.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, October 27, 1873
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Arrested


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Officer Healy,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Baltimore.


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November 11, 2023

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