Police Officer Henry W. Sudmeier

Police Officer Henry W. Sudmeier

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1934

Henry W. Sudmeier

Officer Henry Sudmeier was shot by a fellow police officer when he was mistaken for a thief at Sacred Heart Church in the Mount Washington area of Baltimore City. Officer Sudmeier was removed to the hospital where he lingered between life and death for 10 years. Officer Sudmeier died on December 20, 1934, from congestion in his lungs that was determined to be related to the gun shot wounds.

Officer Sudmeier had served with the Baltimore City Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife, his brother, who became a Baltimore City police officer in 1937 and retired as a sergeant in 1959, and a nephew, who later became a Baltimore City police officer in 1967 and retired in 1994.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Friday, September 28, 1928

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 111th anniversary 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sure you are proud of your family continuing your legacy.

Rest In Peace

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

December 20, 2011

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