William L Mulligan

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 1932

Biographical Info

Age: 40

Tour of Duty: 13 years

Rank: Detective

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: April 12, 1932

Incident Location: 200 block of East Market Street

Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type

Case Status: Closed

William L Mulligan


Detective William Mulligan and Captain Edward Parr were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest two (2) men inside their apartment in the 200 block of East Market Street. Both suspects were 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 (2) officers because he thought they were gangsters when they entered his apartment. He was convicted of two (2) counts of first-degree murder and executed in the electric chair on April 14, 1933.

Detective Mulligan was with the department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, two (2) daughters, and a son.

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