Last Updated: 2009-08-20

Officer Washington J. Curtis
End of Watch: Sunday, August 21, 1921

Officer Washington J. Curtis

Biographical information



Tour of Duty:

2 years

Badge number:

Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death:


Date of Incident:

Sunday, August 21, 1921

Weapon Used:

Gun; Unknown type

Suspect Info:

Sentenced to 15 years


Officer Curtis was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bootlegger at Fifth and Stockton Streets. During the arrest a struggle ensued and Officer Curtis was shot.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Officer Curtis had been with the agency for two years.

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