Officer William H. Grubbs

Officer William H. Grubbs

Akron Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, May 10, 1929

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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Officer William H. Grubbs of the Akron Police Department, Ohio and the additional 49 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 10, 2018

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