Police Officer William Henry Cunliffe

Police Officer William Henry Cunliffe

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 1911

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William Henry Cunliffe

Police Officer William Cunliffe was shot and killed by two suspicious men at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Columbia Street.

As he approached both suspects, one suspect shot and killed him. Before he died, Officer Cunliffe was able to return fire but did not hit either suspect. The suspects were never identified or arrested.

Officer Cunliffe had been with the Seattle Police Department for three years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

suspicious person

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Officer Cunliffe, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2019

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