Police Officer Wilfred F. Golla

Police Officer Wilfred F. Golla

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 24, 1931

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Wilfred F. Golla

Officer Wilfred Golla was shot and killed while pursuing a robbery suspect.

Officer Golla was informed by a citizen that a nearby market had just been robbed and the proprietor had been shot. Officer Golla proceeded to pursue the suspect who opened fire on him at St. Aubin and Antietam Streets, striking Officer Golla in the head.

Officer Golla had served with the agency for 2 years and was assigned to the 3rd Precinct. He was briefly survived by his wife who died a week later following the deaths of her newborn baby and her husband in the same week.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1616

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, robbery

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Terrible tragedy Officer Golla. May you and your wife rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 28, 2019

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