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Substitute Patrolman Henry Roese | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Substitute Patrolman

Henry Roese

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 16, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 5/21/1890

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Patrolman Henry Roese succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three months earlier when his revolver fell to the ground and discharged as he stepped from a streetcar.

The accident occurred only one week after he was sworn in.

Patrolman Roese was survived by his mother and is buried Spring Grove Cemetery, Hamilton County, Ohio.

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God bless your loving soul, Patrolman Roese. Rest in peace, your commitment to duty no matter how long won't be forgotten. My dad was a longtime New York City police officer for almost thirty-eight years spread out over five decades with the 102 precinct.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
July 16, 2013


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