Patrolman William Hill Coulter

Patrolman William Hill Coulter

Litchfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 8, 1932

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William Hill Coulter

Patrolman William Coulter was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a burglary in progress.

As the two officers approached the residence one of two suspects fired a .32-caliber handgun through the front door, striking Patrolman Coulter in the abdomen. The suspects, a 47-year-old man and his 28-year-old son-in-law, were apprehended and convicted of murder. Both were sentenced to 14 years in prison.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 14 years

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Officer Coulter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-24-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 24, 2017

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