Betty Bright

Title

Betty Bright

Description

Betty Bright planned to spend the day golfing on Belle Isle but it was closed. When she got home, she heard about the unrest and eventually learned that her cousin, Jerome Olshove, was killed.

Publisher

Detroit Historical Society

Date

07/29/2016

Rights

Detroit Historical Society, Detroit, MI

Format

Text

Language

en-US

Type

Written Story

Text

In 1967, I was with ladies from my golf league. We were going to play golf on Belle Isle.....but it was closed. That was STRANGE. On gal was a member of the Edison Club - so we went there.

We spent Sunday afternoon there....then, one member said - I want to know why things are so STRANGE. I want to get to my television - so we went to her home.

What we saw seemed to be incredible. Still seem incredible today.

Then I heard that my dear first cousin, Jerome Olshove, was shot and killed ! He was a police officer with a young wife and two children (babies). He was shot in his stomach by a looter that grabbed his gun.

To this day - whenever I drive down I-75 past the Holbrook (where he was murdered) exit - I weep for my cousin.

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Email

Submitter's Name

Janice Dyer Dean

Submission Date

07/28/2016

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Citation

“Betty Bright,” Detroit 1967 Online Archive, accessed May 25, 2019, https://detroit1967.detroithistorical.org/items/show/333.

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