Police Officer Earl J. Kobinski

Police Officer Earl J. Kobinski

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 1926

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Earl J. Kobinski

Officer Kobinski was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to stop four young bank robbery suspects at Hubbell and Eaton avenues. The men were fleeing a robbery they had just committed at the People's State Bank in the City of Plymouth. The men opened fire when they encountered the officers and Officer Kobinski was shot in the head. One of the suspects, a 15-year-old youth, was killed in the return gunfire.

Officer Kobinski had served with the Detroit Police Department for 4 years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 1523

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

bank robbery, juvenile, pursuit

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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July 15, 2015

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