Police Officer Wallace J. Muscovich

Police Officer Wallace J. Muscovich

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 23, 1944

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Wallace J. Muscovich

Police Officer Wallace Muscovich was shot and killed when he attempted to apprehend an armed robbery suspect while off duty.

He observed the suspect shoot a store owner and then flee. He followed the man to a hotel at 472 East Eighth Street and was engaged in a gunfight in the second-floor hallway. He struck the suspect three times and killed him, but not before being fatally wounded himself. He succumbed to his injuries one week after the incident.

Officer Muscovich had been acting as an Emergency Patrolman for 10 months to fill in for an officer who had been called to serve in WWII. He was survived by his wife and 8-year-old daughter.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 16, 1944
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

off duty, robbery, shooting call

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Officer Muscovich,
On today, the 73rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 23, 2018

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