Officer William H. Grubbs

Officer William H. Grubbs

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 10, 1929

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William H. Grubbs

Officer Grubbs was shot and mortally wounded while searching two robbery suspects for concealed weapons at the corner of East Market Street and Johns Avenue at 7:10 PM. Officer Grubbs died in the hospital four days later.

The suspect who killed Office Grubbs was arrested three weeks later. He was convicted of Officer Grubbs' murder and executed in the electric chair on November 1, 1929.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 128

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 6, 1929
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1929

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Officer Grubbs,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Akron.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 10, 2019

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