Patrolman William F. Holbert, Jr.

Patrolman William F. Holbert, Jr.

Binghamton Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1972

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William F. Holbert, Jr.

Patrolman Holbert was shot and killed and another officer was shot and seriously wounded after responding to a family disturbance call. The suspect, 46, was shot and wounded by other officers before being taken into custody. The man was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Patrolman Holbert had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not guilty by reason of insanity

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Patrolman Holbert,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Binghamton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2022

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