Police Officer Herman M. Jolly

Police Officer Herman M. Jolly

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 1925

Herman M. Jolly

Officer Jolly was accidentally shot and killed while attempting to question a man standing on the corner of Orleans Street and Illinois Street. He and his partner stopped their patrol car and as Officer Jolly attempted to get out of the car he knocked over one of two shotguns leaning against the front seat. When the shotgun fell, it discharged and the blast struck Officer Jolly in the head.

His partner transported him to Receiving Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Jolly was survived by his two brothers.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge

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Rest In Peace Brother. We remember and honor you on the 92nd anniversary of your E.O.W. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 8, 2017

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