Police Officer William Francis Doehler

Police Officer William Francis Doehler

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, August 5, 1927

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William Francis Doehler

Police Officer William Doehler was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested for stealing from a local pawnshop.

He took the suspect to a call box and was waiting for the wagon to pick them up when the suspect shot him. The suspect was identified but never apprehended.

Officer Doehler had served with the Baltimore Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 620

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

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