Thursday, August 20, 2020
Members of the Inkster Police Department joined for the annual memorial service to honor the four department officers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Inkster; Ofc. Kenneth Woodmore, Sgt. Ira Parker, Ofc. Clay Hoover and Ofc. Daniel Dubiel. Ofc. Kenneth Woodmore was shot and killed after stopping a man on a bicycle who had just completed a drug transaction at the intersection of Pine and Henry Streets. Ofc. Woodmore had served with the Inkster Police Department for five years. He is survived by his two sons and two daughters.
Sgt. Ira Parker, Ofc. Clay Hoover, and Ofc. Daniel Dubiel were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68-year-old woman and her three sons at a local motel. Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and after several minutes of conversation with the four suspects Officer Dubiel called for a supervisor. Sgt. Parker responded to the scene, minutes after walking into the room a volley of gunfire was heard. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room. Sgt. Parker had served with the Inkster Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. Ofc. Dubiel had served with the Inkster Police Department for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and four children. Ofc. Hoover had served with the Inkster Police Department for 6 months. He was survived by his mother, father, two brothers, and a sister.