Sergeant William Jourdan

Sergeant William Jourdan

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1857

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William Jourdan

Sergeant William Jourdan was shot and killed during violence on the day of the first city council election.

A subject had walked by a group of men standing at a polling place and fired a shot at them. The group chased the man through a store but returned to the polling place after the man escaped. During the commotion several officers came to the scene. Several minutes later shots were fired at the corner of High Street and French Street and Sergeant Jourdan was struck.

Sergeant Jourdan was assigned to the Middle District.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

election, shots fired call

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 14, 2020

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