Detective William Leath Mulligan

Photo of Detective William Leath Mulligan
End of Watch: Tue, Apr 12th, 1932
Date of Incident: Tue, Apr 12th, 1932
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 13 years
Age: 40


His wife, two daughters and a son


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. Detective Mulligan sustained fatal gunshot wounds to his chest.

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.


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Detective William Leath Mulligan
Left by Mike on Thursday, April 26th, 2007

R.I.P Mann!