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Patrolman Henry Slater | Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

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Henry Slater

Grand Rapids Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 4, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolman Slater died of injuries he received when he was struck by a rail car while sitting on his post at Bridge and Canal Streets. Patrolman Slater was struck by a rail car that had not switched tracks properly. Patrolman Slater was dragged into the wheels of the rail car where he was trapped. He was instrumental in his own rescue as he directed the men that freed him. After his rescue, he was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Patrolman Slater was survived by his wife and six children.

Patrolman Slater's brother, a Detective with the Grand Rapids Police Department, was shot and killed in the line of duty 14 years later.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Patrolman Slater.

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August 18, 2012

 

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