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1925-05-29 Womeldorf Walter O
Detective Walter 0. Womeldorf

Entered Division of Police
July 1, 1920
Died In the Line of Duty
May 29, 1925

Detective Walter O. Womeldorf entered the department July 1, 1920, and was shot to death May 29, 1925.  He was working with fellow officers and probation agents when bootleggers were apprehended in the vicinity of Mt. Vernon and Taylor Avenues.  A shooting affray resulted and in the darkness, Detective Womeldorf was mistaken for one of the bootleggers and was shot and killed by one of this his own party.