Patrolman William Kress

Patrolman William Kress

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, August 1, 1921

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William Kress

Patrolman Kress was shot and killed as he and his partner attempted to arrest a man who had threatened passersby with a gun on State Street. The man shot Patrolman Kress in the leg, severing an artery.

The suspect was sentenced to death and executed in the Ohio State Prison's electric chair on February 24, 1922.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1922

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Patrolman Kress,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Toledo.


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