Detective William L. Mulligan

Detective William L. Mulligan

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, April 12, 1932

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William L. Mulligan

Detective Mulligan and Captain Edward Parr were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest two men wanted in connection with a series of burglaries. Both suspects were captured a short time later.

One of the suspects told police he shot the two officers because he thought they were gangsters when they entered his apartment. He was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on April 14, 1933.

Detective Mulligan was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1933

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Det. Mulligan,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville.


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April 12, 2017

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