Captain John Holzapfel

Captain John Holzapfel

Jackson Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, February 5, 1907

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John Holzapfel

Captain Holzapfel was shot and killed by a fellow officer at the police station. The officer, who was very intoxicated, walked into the police station and shot him three times in the chest.

The suspect, who claimed temporary insanity, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life. He was pardoned on August 17, 1916, by Governor Woodbridge N. Ferris.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1916

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So sad to hear you were killed by.a fellow officer who was in a bad mood smh anyways rip captain John Holzapfel, you truly will never be forgotten

James Morris Vistor to pay respects to fallen officers.

February 5, 2017

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