Detective W. G. Willard

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Detective W. G. Willard

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 1, 1938

Biographical Information
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 11 years

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, October 28, 1938
Weapon Used: Handgun; .45 caliber
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Incident Description
Detective Willard succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained four days earlier during a shootout with a suspect on Foster Street.

Detective Willard was shot while attempting to arrest the suspect on gambling charges.  Willard received a .45 slug in his stomach and another in his kidney.  The suspect was shot and killed by Detective Willard during the shootout.

Detective Willard was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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