Dennis Ward Killed by Belfast Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
273 Lincolnville Avenue
Mapping Police Violence:

Dennis Ward confronted police when they arrived at a domestic disturbance with a pistol in his hand and fired shots into the ground, according to police. He ignored orders from police to drop the gun. Ward approached Officer Benjamin Kolko, and Sgt. Matthew Cook fired his Taser at Ward as Kolko fired two shots at Ward. The shots missed, but Ward was immobilized long enough for police to arrest him. He died shortly after.

Victim's Name: Dennis Ward

Agency Responsible: Belfast Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 71

Race: White

Date of Death: May 27, 2017

County: Waldo

Cause of Death: Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Geography: Rural

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