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Police Officer Henry G. Puffer | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Henry G. Puffer

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 8, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Henry Puffer was shot and killed when he interrupted four youths robbing a service station at Vinewood and West Warren.

The suspects opened fire on him before he could draw his weapon. Although mortally wounded, he chased the suspects a short distance before collapsing. He was transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

One of the suspects was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Puffer had served with the Detroit Police Department for two years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 10, 2012


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